All sessions will be via Zoom from 14.00-15.30 (UK time), apart from Saturday March 13th, which will be from 14.00-16.00 (UK time). If you would like to receive a link to our Zoom sessions, contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday January 19th 2021
Rabbi Rachel Montagu
Israel and Egypt, Slavery, Oppression & Sending Out: Sarah and Hagar in Text and Art
A look at Sarah and Hagar, their life together and apart, how generous thoughts aren’t always sustainable, how we can’t second-guess God and how human interaction can be complicated. And are the children OK?
Tuesday January 26th 2021
Remembering Mother Maria
For the Russian Orthodox Church St. Maria Skobtsova, 1891-1945, is one of the great spiritual figures of the twentieth century. For Jews she is remembered at Yad Vashem as one of the righteous of the world. A discussion of Mother Maria’s life and spiritual heritage – to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2021.
Good News for Bad Times
Series on Lukes Gospel with Dr Nicholas King SJ
Wednesday February 3rd 2021 : Evangelisation in Luke-Acts
Wednesday February 10th 2021 : Discipleship in Luke-Acts
Wednesday February 17th 2021 : Fellowship in Luke-Acts
Wednesday February 24th 2021
Dr Murray Watson
Translation for Transformation: André Chouraqui and His Revolutionary Contributions to Jewish-Christian Dialogue
André Chouraqui (1917-2007) was an Algerian-born Jewish scholar, politician and interreligious pioneer. Among his many interfaith initiatives, perhaps his greatest accomplishment was La Bible Chouraqui, a ground-breaking translation of the Bible (both Testaments) into French which sought to bring Jews and Christians together in shared study and discussion. Chouraqui’s life—and his unorthodox way of translating the Bible—made him one of the most intriguing figures in modern interfaith dialogue, and we will explore his contributions and personality together.
Wednesday March 3rd 2021
Rabbi Jeff Berger
Purim & the Book of Esther
The Jewish Festival of Purim commemorates events occurring in the 5th century BCE as recorded in the Book of Esther. This talk will attempt to present a brief historical background, a deeper look into the Scriptural text and some interpretations, and a description of how the Festival is celebrated today. Unique to the Book of Esther within the Hebrew Bible is the complete absence of the name of God.
Saturday March 13th 2021
Sr Teresa Brittain nds
Called to live in Peace
Reflections for Lent
Wednesday March 17th 2021
Rabbi Alexandra Wright
The Curse of Ham
What was the meaning of race and colour in biblical and early rabbinic texts?
Tuesday March 23rd 2021
Fr Adrian Graffy
What is Man? A Journey through Biblical Anthropology
A survey of the recently released document of the Pontifical Biblical Commission, published by Darton, Longman and Todd.