Welcome from the Director of the Institute for Theological Partnerships
The Institute for Theological Partnerships was set up by the Vice Chancellor in 2009 as the outward theological face of the University with its main aim being to promote theological debate in the wider community.
We host conferences and lectures throughout the year which reflect (but not exclusively!) my own research interests of Feminist and Liberation theologies.
The Cosmic Walk at West Downs campus brings together many of the elements which the Institute is trying to communicate. It is a garden space designed to physically represent Christian Theology within the new cosmology. The Walk aims to reach people of all ages and to open up a new understanding of the place of humans within the world of human and non-human alike.
We would also contend that no investigation of this kind can be separated from issues of social justice and so the Cosmic Walk project also encompasses social critique and examination of forms of resistance. In this way the voices from the margins, human and non-human, find a place in the continued creation of theology.
It is a huge undertaking and if you would like to come with us on the journey and be part of this exciting and challenging space please get in touch with me (Lisa.Isherwood@winchester.ac.uk) and we can arrange for you to come and visit.
Director, Institute for Theological Partnerships
Professor of Feminist Liberation Theologies