Two evenings with Fr. Professor Michael Conway
This November we are delighted to welcome Fr. Professor Michael Conway who will help us explore the question of faith in contemporary society, our experience here in Ireland over the past few years and what the changes we observe all around us might be telling us about our faith in the years ahead. Is it, as we often hear, all gloom and doom, or is our faith inviting us instead to embrace the signs of new life and new expressions of our faith which are more in tune with the world in which we live?
The two evenings, which together make a whole, will take place in in the Galway Bay Hotel on Wednesdays 13th & 20th November.
Wednesday 13th November: Finding and Honouring Your Faith in Contemporary Culture
This talk will discuss the issue of personal faith in our contemporary context. It will explore the dynamics of finding, maintaining, and growing in the life of faith against a background of dissatisfaction with the institutional Church.
Wednesday 20th November: Beyond Power: Church and Faith in the Future
We will explore the changing character of belief, faith, and spirituality in our culture, with a view to understanding the enormous change that is taking place at present. We will look at some important emerging issues, such as creating community, departures from the institutional church, leadership structures, new forms of ministry, meeting diversity, etc.
Dates: Wednesdays 13th & 20th November 2019 from 8:00-9.30pm.
Venue: Inishturk Suite, Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill.
Cost: €30.00 for the series of two evenings.
Advanced booking is advised. Please make cheques payable to the Jesuit Centre of Spirituality & Culture.
About Michael Conway
Michael Conway is a priest of the Diocese of Galway. He teaches theology at St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Ireland, where he is currently Professor of Faith and Culture. He has studied both in the Sciences and in Theology in Ireland, Italy, and Germany. As part of his research, he is interested in the changing dynamics of religion, faith, and spirituality in European culture, particularly in Ireland. He has taught at all levels in Systematic Theology and is currently teaching in the area of Faith and Culture. Additionally, he is the Director of the Irish Centre for Faith and Culture.