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Gratitude in Public Life

22nd – 23rd November 2013, University of Birmingham

The pioneering aim of the seminar was to stimulate well overdue interface and dialogue between contemporary philosophical, social scientific (psychological), theological and other work in this important field. To this end, the seminar featured presentations by Giacomo Bono (US), Claudia Card (US), Nacy Fagley (US), Nathaniel Lambert (US), Terrance McConnell (US), Saul Smilansky (Israel), Philip Watkins (US) and Alex Wood (UK), as well as the Centre’s own Liz Gulliford and Blaire Morgan. Non-presenting participants included Sean McAleer (US), Kristján Kristjánsson, Kenneth Wilson, James Arthur, David Carr and Tom Harrison. Tom also chaired a session of shorter presentations on more practical Centre research and development work in community and schools by Jenny Higgins, Al Barrett and Lee Rogerson, and by Kenneth Wilson on his theological investigations with different faith communities.

The programme is available to view below:

Abstracts and papers presented at the conference can be found here.

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