ACR lecture: 'A Resilient Return: Church, Community, and Self in the Wake of COVID'
Dr Meg Warner will give The Anglican Centre in Rome's annual lecture in Westminster Abbey.
About the lecture
‘Resilience’ is everywhere. We all want more of it, and increasingly we expect those around us to have more of it also. What does it mean – individually and collectively – to be resilient? This lecture will take the biblical motif of ‘exile and return’ as a model for exploring the joys and myriad challenges of returning from what many have experienced, during the pandemic, as a kind of exile from our own lives. How is resilience being demanded of our churches, our communities and ourselves, and what resources can we draw upon, as we travel the road of return?
About the speaker
Dr Meg Warner is Tutor in Old Testament and Hebrew Bible at Northern College at Manchester’s Luther King Centre for Theology and Ministry, having taught previously at King’s College London and Trinity College Melbourne. She is a Reader in the Church of England, a sought-after speaker throughout the UK and internationally, and a long-time friend of the Anglican Centre in Rome. From 2018 - 2020 Meg was a member of the University of Exeter’s ‘Tragedy and Congregations Project’ and is lead editor of Tragedies and Christian Congregations: The Practical Theology of Trauma (Routledge).
Change to Programme
We regret to announce that we have had to move the event online and cancel the reception due to Government COVID measures and the wellbeing of attendees and supporters.
This lecture will now be presented online via Zoom. All attendees will be emailed a link to the online lecture before the event.
6:15pm – Lecture
Given by Dr Meg Warner, ‘A Resilient Return: Church, Community, and Self in the Wake of COVID’
7:30pm – Reception in Poets’ Corner - CANCELLED