Towards Human Flourishing

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Saturday 25 November
10.30am to 5.30pm
West Downs, University of Winchester, Romsey Road, Winchester, Hampshire SO22 5HT

​In association with Living Spirituality Connections and Spirit of Peace, ITP is offering a number of events during the year ahead under the title of “Towards Human Flourishing”.

The programme of events are being developed in response to the sense of growing divisions within our society --‐ politically, socially and economically, and we would encourage you to attend and explore the themes of:
What do human beings need to flourish?
How do we create a culture of human flourishing for all?
What is the relationship between human flourishing and planetary flourishing?
We are delighted to welcome Fr Diarmuid O’Murchu, MSC back to Winchester as our keynote speaker on 25 November.

Diarmuid, a member of the Sacred Heart Missionary Order and a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, Ireland is a priest and social psychologist whose working life has been in social ministry. A Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute since 2014, Diarmuid has previously worked with Professor Isherwood on developing materials for the Cosmic Walk. He is an expert in the field of adult faith development and has extensive international experience as a workshop leader and group facilitator. Author of more than twenty books including Quantum Theology: Spiritual Implications of the New Physics (Independent Publishers Group; Rev Ed edition, 2004), Incarnation: A New Evolutionary Threshold (Orbis Books, 2017) and Religious Life in the 21st Century: The Prospect of Refounding (Orbis Books, 2016).

The programme for the day will include explorations and discussion in small groups covering political, ecological, psychological, and spiritual aspects, and provide an opportunity to explore both the personal and societal dimensions of these various aspects. In the afternoon, Professor Lisa Isherwood will give a presentation on earth flourishing followed by time for personal reflection with guiding questions, and using the wonderful resources of the Cosmic Garden and Labyrinth within the University grounds. Tea and coffee will be provided throughout the day, please bring your own lunch.

Suggested donation payable on the day £15.

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