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Chaplaincy Events and Groups

Hearts of Light
Tuesdays, St Salvator's Quad Lawn, 5:15 pm - 5:30 pm

The world is in the midst of an almost unbelievable experience, and we in St Andrews are sharing in it. The Chaplaincy team have been thinking about how we can mark the loss, fear, love and hope which we have witnessed, in a simple but powerful way. And so we have organised Hearts of Light.

This will be a regular event, at which chaplains, students, staff and others can safely gather, stand in one household within a heart painted on the St Salvator’s Quadrangle lawn, and light an LED lantern. All will be welcome at the event, regardless of faith or philosophy of life. There will be some words from a chaplain, or a faith society representative, or another University figure. We will stand in solidarity with all affected by Covid, and light the lanterns as a sign of hope that we will return in time to less constrained lives of connection and community.

See University Events Page for further details, and list of dates.

Ethics, Faith and the Climate Emergency
Wednesday 18 November 2020, 7:30 - 9 pm
Online Event:  Join the Microsoft Teams* meeting HERE on the day. Please do not click join before the date indicated.

A talk and discussion hosted by the University Chaplain, Revd Dr Donald MacEwan with visiting speaker Robin Attfield, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, Cardiff University.

About the speaker: Robin Attfield's interests as a Quaker and philosopher span both theology and the environment, their connections, and how they inform each other. He has recently published Environmental Ethics: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford University Press. Other work includes several books on ethics and ecological issues, and Wonder, Value and God. He has participated in the Environmental Ethics Working Party of UNESCO, and has served on the Council of the Royal Institute of Philosophy. Robin Attfield’s work is both prescient and relevant to the urgent challenges of re-thinking our place in the environment.

Click HERE to see a full list of Chaplaincy Events, listed within the University Events page. 

*Further information on Microsoft Teams meetings can be found on the University IT Services Support webpage.

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The Chaplaincy Centre

3A St Mary's Place
St Andrews
KY16 9UY
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1334 46 2866/2492

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