Community - Old Paths and New Directions

On Sunday, 9th January at 2.30pm – 4pm (on Zoom) we are delighted and privileged to be welcoming Dr Gemma Simmonds.

As a continuation of our “Community: old paths and new directions” theme, Gemma will reflect on the idea of global community, responding to questions such as:

a) a time of global crisis: could we see it coming?

b) drawing on faith: a guide to responding to crisis?

c) finding and giving hope in a time of crisis: is there a better way of living a global community?

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Gemma Simmonds is a sister of the Congregation of Jesus.  She is a senior research fellow at the Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology in Cambridge where she is director of the Religious Life Institute, teaching Christian spirituality and pastoral theology. An international speaker and lecturer, she is an honorary fellow of Durham University, past president of the Catholic Theological Association of Great Britain and chair of trustees of the ecumenical Community of St. Anselm based at Lambeth Palace, London.  She lectured in theology at Heythrop College, University of London from 2005 until its closure in 2018.

Gemma has been a missionary in Brazil, a chaplain in the Universities of Cambridge and London and a chaplaincy volunteer in Holloway Prison for 25 years.  She is a regular broadcaster on religious matters on the BBC, Radio Maria England and other radio and television networks.

For more information including Gemma’s more recent publications – please click here.