• Margaret Gibbs

As promised, Catalyst Live is back!

After a really encouraging reception to our two Catalyst Live events in November 2013, which were headlined by Professor Jurgen Moltmann, I’m delighted to confirm first details for our 2014 events. This year, our headline speaker is Professor Miroslav Volf, from Yale University.

Professor Volf is the founding Director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture. His books include Allah: A Christian Response(2011); Free of Charge: Giving and Forgiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace (2006), which was the Archbishop of Canterbury Lenten book for 2006; Exclusion and Embrace: A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness, and Reconciliation (1996), a winner of the 2002 Grawemeyer Award; and After Our Likeness: The Church as the Image of the Trinity (1998), winner of the Christianity Today book award. Professor Volf has been involved in international ecumenical dialogues and interfaith dialogues, and is an active participant in the Global Agenda Council on Values of the World Economic Forum.

This year’s dates are Thursday 23 October at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield and Friday 24 October at the Concert Hall in Reading. Once again, the events run from 9am until 5pm.

As in 2013, the programme for each day will feature around a dozen leading commentators on issues of theology, faith, the arts and society. More details on other contributors coming soon.

The Catalyst Live 2013 events were sell-outs last year – 2014 tickets are on sale now and, as last year, are available only from this site.

Mark Craig

Director of Communications

BMS World Mission

Catalyst Live is supported by Baptist Insurance logo

Confirmed contributors

Dr Martin Accad

Dr Lina Andronoviene

Professor Walter Brueggemann

Dr Rob Ellis

Karl Henlin

Dr Stephen Holmes

Sir John Houghton

Glen Marshall

Tom Price

Father Richard Rohr

Dr John Upton

Professor Miroslav Volf

Dr Tanya Walker


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