SUMMER SCHOOL 2021: RESOURCES

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SMA Summer School 2022
In collaboration with the OLA Sisters
Sufficiency, Not Growth: Towards a Safe and Sustainable Future

The current system of constant growth, profit and consumption is ecocidal, and socially destructive. Is there another way for us to live together on this planet and to use its resources more justly, wisely and sustainably?
Date: Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th June 2022 via Zoom Speakers: Prof John Barry (QUB), Dr Sean Healy SMA (Social Justice Ireland), Dr Anne Ryan (MU), Sadhbh O’Neill (DCU), Dr Tom McDonnell (NERI) with Colette Bennett (Social Justice Ireland) as Chair.
Booking will open Easter 2022

MIGRATIONS IN OUR COMMON HOME Causes, Effects & Responses

Since 1984 the SMA has hosted an annual Summer School in Dromantine, Newry, Co Down.  It began as a means of providing ongoing formation for SMA missionaries home on leave from Africa, a way of keeping up with developments in theology, spirituality and the social teaching of the Church.  As time went by the Summer School broadened its scope to welcome, not just SMA’s, but also lay people and members of other religious congregations. This year due to the Pandemic the event has, for the first time moved online. 

The Summer School aims to provide Religious and interested individuals and groups with relevant, high-quality, evidence-based knowledge and insight on aspects of present environmental-socio-political matters in a faith context, in order to support their engagement with the public and secular sphere.                                          Opening Prayer: The Pope’s Prayer    

SPEAKERS
John Barry is Professor of Green Political Economy and Director of the Centre for Sustainability and Just Transitions, at Queen’s University Belfast
Dug Cubie is a lecturer in UCC and Deputy Director of the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights. Dug has previously worked with the UNHCR, the IOM, the Irish Refugee Council and the Irish Red Cross. He has written on the law of humanitarian assistance and the emerging field of international disaster law.


Kevin Hargaden
is a moral theologian and Director of the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice. He is an elder in the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. His most recent book is Theological Ethics in a Neoliberal.Age, (Cascade:2018).

Video Recordings

1. Forced Displacement in a Global Context
Dr Dug Cubie  
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2. A WORLD OF FLOWS, WOES & FOES
Migration, Capitalism and Climate Breakdown
Professor John Barry  
Click Here to view

3. Fratelli Tutti: Insiders, Outsiders, and Ireland’s Second Century
Dr Kevin Hargaden  
Click here to view

4. Roundtable Discussion – Chaired by Collette Bennet with Sr Josephine McCarthy, Dug Cubie and Kevin Hargaden. Click here to view
 

Other Resources

1. Forced Displacement in a Global Context
Dr Dug Cubie

2.  A WORLD OF FLOWS, WOES & FOES
Migration, Capitalism and Climate Breakdown
Professor John Barry 

Finally, our sincere thanks to all who attended the Summer School and to all who helped to plan and organize this event. 

 

 

 

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