Following an Oxford tradition that goes back to the 12th century, the Master and the monks, the fellows, hall officers, lecturers, students and guests at St. Benet’s Hall gather around one common table to share food, conversation and ideas.
Building upon this tradition and the even older Benedictine understanding of community, hospitality and the gift of discernment, St. Benet’s Hall has established the St. Benet’s Institute to provide a focus on issues of Faith, Leadership and Dialogue.
The aim of the St. Benet’s Institute is to encourage better understanding and co-operation between various faith leaders, academics, policy-makers and the wider public by creating a forum for interdisciplinary dialogue, research and cross-sectoral engagement. St Benet’s Institute will draw on the learning and experience of these various traditions and disciplines to address some of our global human challenges and where possible provide policy recommendation and change.
The next events are:
4 October: Mark Patrick Hederman OSB: Faith and Mystery (details here)
13 December: Prof Laurence Kirkpatrick: Faith and Fundamentalism (details here)