Fr Timothy Wright OSB (abbot emeritus Ampleforth Abbey)

“Catholic-Shi’a Dialogue: From Xenophobia & Fear to Collaboration & Friendship” 

Virtus lectures pique our learning in vital and risky issues for our society; oppression, bullying, abuse, privilege, rank, altered states.

Tuesday 14 November 2017  at 7.30pm

Abbot Timothy Wright OSB

Abbot Timothy Wright OSB

Virtus Lectures 2017-2018 “Spirituality as Social Activism”

PUBLIC LECTURES AT EALING ABBEY

TUESDAY / FRIDAY EVENINGS AT 7.30pm

Abbot Timothy’s Virtus lecture

How do we manage to shift from the present polarisation of religions in Britain? Is there a strategy to help us overcome the polarisation of religions and our current British post-modern and consumerism? Are there clues to creating a culture of respect, friendship and collaboration in order to create a better Britain and a better world?

Abbot Timothy

Abbot Timothy Wright OSB and Sheikh Mohammad Shomali

Abbot Timothy Wright OSB and Sheikh Mohammad Shomali

Abbot Timothy is presently staying at Ealing Abbey for a short while. He served as abbot of Ampleforth Abbey from 1997 to 2005, during which time he and Dr Mohammad Shomali organised a series of dialogues between catholic monks and theologians and Shi’a Muslims from Iran. Abbot Timothy believes that the seed of respect has already been planted. Christians give unique value to their revealed Scriptures as the “Word of God.” Muslims speak of the Qur’an as God speaking to them.

He is author of No Peace without Prayer, (Liturgical Press, 2013) and contributor to Catholics & Shi’a in Dialogue: Studies in Theology & Spirituality (2004), Catholic-Shi’a Engagement: Reason & Faith in Theory and Practice (2006) and A Catholic-Shi‘a Dialogue: Ethics in Today’s Society (2008).

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Virtus lectures pique our learning in vital and risky issues for our society; oppression, bullying, abuse, privilege, rank, altered states.

The lectures take place on a monthly basis from October to June at 7.30pm in the Abbey Church.

published 27 October 2017 JL