CathSoc Big Talk
Wed 25 March 2020 18:00-20:00
One-in-four people will experience mental health issues in their lifetime which would benefit from structured treatment or support. One-in-five children will have a mental health issue needing professional help at some time in their childhood. This inter-active talk will focus on spiritual insights into this phenomenon. Drawing from the Christian and Buddhist traditions, it will highlight how these two religions have offered a framework for understanding and responding to this common experience. Do come along and share in the discussion.
Dr. David Torevell worked for eighteen years in Catholic secondary schools before entering Higher Education to teach Religion, Philosophy, Education and English Literature. He spent many years at Liverpool Hope University, latterly as an Associate Professor, before moving onto Leeds Trinity University, where he became an Honorary Research Fellow. He is the author of Losing the Sacred: Ritual Modernity and Liturgical Reform and Liturgy and the Beauty of the Unknown. Another Place. He has edited an eleven volume series on ethics and published many articles in international journals. His research interests are: Catholic Education, Contemplative & Philosophical Theology and Religion, Literature and the Arts.