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Semester 1, 2017-2018

Thursdays, 11.15am - 12.45pm in St Mary's College Hall, unless otherwise noted.


Thursday 21 September 2017 – St. Mary’s College Hall 11.15am

“A Theology of the Womb and Interfaith Dialogue after the Partition of India”, Professor Mario I. Aguilar (University of St. Andrews).


Thursday 28 September 2017 – St. Mary’s College Hall 11.15am

"Wolves in the Airport: Jesus’ Critique of Purity as a Challenge to 21st Century Surveillance", Dr Eric Stoddart (University of St. Andrews).


Thursday 5 October 2017 St. Mary’s College Hall 11.15am

“On De-Stabilization and Multiple Religious Belonging in Monastic Inter-Religious Dialogue”, Porsiana Beatrice (University of St. Andrews).


Thursday 12 October 2017 St. Mary’s College Hall 11.15am

'The Expansive Present: A New Model of Christian Time', Dr Naomi Haynes (University of Edinburgh).


Friday 20 and Saturday 21 October 2017 – ‘Dialogue with Asia Conference’ (Hotel Neruda, Santiago-Chile).This is an inter-faith conference with four sessions: a panel on dialogue with Asia with the signing of the Declaration of a Shared Humanity, the unveiling of one painting of the Bhopal Collection (1985) by the Indian artist Altaf Mohammedi.

( recently purchased by the Fundación Milarepa as part of its Indian art collection, followed by a conversation on art and inter-faith dialogue; a public lecture on ‘Spiritualities of India’, and a meeting of CEOs and business people with a discussion on art, philanthropy and dialogue with Asia. Hotel bookings at 

Thursday 2 November 2017 - St. Mary’s College Hall 11.15am

“Malawian and Nigerian Independent Churches in Scotland: Through the Prism of the Sociology of Religion”, Webster Kameme (University of St. Andrews).


Thursday 9 November 2017 - St. Mary’s College Hall 11.15am

‘The Indians of Europe’ - German Receptions of Indian Thought: 1789–1848’, Daniel J. Soars (University of Cambridge).


Thursday 16 and Friday 17 November 2017 – Building Bridges Symposium Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education, Dundee.

This conference will take place within the Scottish-Interfaith Week Group and it is co-sponsored by the CSRP and the Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education, Dundee 
Professor M.I. Aguilar will deliver the opening lecture (10.20am) with the title ‘Interfaith Dialogue: Experience and Art’ at the Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Conference Hall.


Saturday 18 November 2016 – Day Conference: Bede Griffiths

Sanctuary, Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EL

Organised by Edinburgh International Centre for Spirituality and Peace, EICSP, Scottish Charity, SC038996, Cost: Day Conference: £25/£20 (Concessions)/£10 (Students). Evening Event: £10/£8 (Concessions)/£5 (Students). 
Contact: Neill Walker,, 0131 331 4469.


Thursday 23 November 2016 -  St. Mary’s College Hall 11.15am

“Going to Shiloh: Pilgrims and landscape in the making of Pentecostal Christianity in West Africa”, Dr Sitna Quiroz (University of Durham)


Thursday 30 November 2016 – Romero Lecture - Oxford

Archbishop Romero Lecture 30 November 17:00

Speaker: Fr Gustavo Gutierrez OP, the father of Liberation Theology Las Casas Institute, Blackfriars, Oxford PLEASE BOOK ONLINE:

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Prof. Mario I. Aguilar


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University of St. Andrews
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