Fr. Stephen Reilly & Mary Lappin
Twenty years on from the merger of Scotland’s Catholic teacher training college with the University of Glasgow, this paper examines the formation of Catholic teachers in Scotland in light of the Holy See’s vision. It concludes that the academic formation and opportunities for dialogue allow such a vision to be fulfilled to a large degree. What remains is to present students with a compelling vision of Catholic educational philosophy and an experiential “formation of the heart”.
In all this it was clear that the Roman Catholic Church was taking its first, tentative and inexperienced steps in directions which were entirely familiar to the Churches of the Reformation and especially those of the Anglican Communion. In the Anglican Communion the exact polity varies from province to province, but the principle is well-established that the pattern is synodical, that is, discussion begins on the level of a synod, composed of three houses, those of laity, clergy and bishops, …
Bignold, Wendy | Liverpool Hope, England
Liverpool Hope University prides itself on being a strong community which values students and staff from different places, locally, nationally and internationally. This paper tells the stories of international students and alumni, a significant part of the community, and explores their lived experiences. It does this through narrative accounts written by the students and in doing so gives them a voice which enables us to experience the openness they feel towards them, or a closed attitude, from those they meet in the University and its city.