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The Future of Justice | Michael Sandel, Rowan Williams & Mary Zournazi

UNSW Centre for Ideas

Humans have disagreed about the idea of justice for millennia. But as we confront a world of uncertainty and disruption, with rising inequality, anger and polarisation, it has become difficult to talk about big questions like justice and fairness, or success and failure. In the past, we might have looked to religion or philosophy to help us think and act. If we want to create a more generous and inclusive public life, can we still look to these domains for answers?   In this digital event join philosopher Michael Sandel, theologian Rowan Williams and author/filmmaker Mary Zournazi to explore what concepts like gratitude and grace mean for us as individuals and societies, and how humility and love may serve us in our relationships with each other. Instead of separating secular and theological approaches, what ideas can we bring together to chart a course for the common good and a more just world?  This event is presented by the UNSW Centre for Ideas and UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture as part of Social Sciences Week.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 1min

22 Sep 2021

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Rowan Williams: The Holy Arts and Holy Folly

Luminous: Conversations On Sacred Arts

A conversation with one of today’s most brilliant and creative minds on creativity and holiness, through icons, poetry, fiction, monasticism, and so much more. 

52mins

16 Sep 2021

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Nondualism, Divine Life and Now - Looking East in Winter by Rowan Williams

Mark Vernon - Talks and Thoughts

Rowan Williams has written another hugely significant book, one ripe with meaning for now. In this talk, I unpack its themes of non-dualism and Trinitarian life, eros and kenosis, politics and justice, seeing truthfully and destroying the world.0:39 Addressing the Anthropocene1:28 The need for an epiphany2:52 What is our key problem?4:32 Nondual non-identity7:12 Trinitarian life9:05 The erotic life of the divine13:30 True kenosis and ecstasy17:42 The truth of ourselves20:49 Watchfulness, angelic awareness, mindfulness23:39 Apatheia and anger25:19 Being in the world, not of the world28:20 The artist and philosopher29:43 The gift of wisdom and remedying ignorance30:27 Rationality and relating31:55 Being natural33:11 A new solidarity and Maria Skobtsova34:32 A new apologetics35:25 A new politics and sense of justice38:48 Hospitality as a way of life39:10 Freedom and fulfilment40:39 Divinization and the futureFor more on Mark Vernon, see www.markvernon.com

41mins

15 Aug 2021

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What does “being spiritual” actually mean? In conversation with Rowan Williams

Reading Our Times

Nick Spencer speaks to former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams.People today often like to be considered “spiritual but not religious”. But what could that actually mean? All too often, the spiritual is juxtaposed against the material. But in reality, the two are inseparably linked. In this episode of Reading our Times, Nick Spencer talks to Rowan Williams about his latest book Looking East in Winter, in a conversation that covers the spiritual life, the potential for politics, and the need for Christian humanism today.

32mins

6 Jul 2021

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Resurrection - Rowan Williams (2021)

St Paul's Cathedral

Rowan Williams and Paula Gooder in conversation about the meaning of the story at the centre of our faith: what Jesus' resurrection means to how we live, how we pray, how we change the world, and how we die.Rowan Williams is a poet, theologian, Honorary Professor of Contemporary Christian Thought at Cambridge University, the Chair of Christian Aid, and was the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury. His latest book is Candles in the Dark: Faith, Hope and Love in a Time of Pandemic (SPCK 2020).Paula Gooder is the Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral and a leading Biblical scholar. Her latest book is The Parables (Canterbury Press, 2020), in her Biblical Explorations series.

43mins

25 May 2021

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Rowan Williams & Mary Zournazi | Justice And Love

UNSW Centre for Ideas

How can we create a more just world?From the Paris Attacks, the Syrian War, and the European Migrant Crisis to Brexit and the US Presidential elections, our responses to others in desperate situations have been tested. By looking at different religious and philosophical traditions, former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams and film maker and philosopher, Mary Zournazi explore how we can experience the world in a more just way, and how does love fit into all this when we are faced with difficult times.Due to technical issues during the livestream, this recording has been edited for a better listening experience. If you require a transcript of this in conversation please email us at centreforideas@unsw.edu.auWant to read "Justice and Love: A Philosophical Dialogue"? You can purchase Rowan Williams and Mary Zournazi’s book by visiting https://www.bloomsbury.com/au/justice-and-love-9781350090378/Due to technical issues during the livestream, this recording has been edited for a better listening experience. If you require a transcript of this in conversation please email us at centreforideas@unsw.edu.au

1hr 1min

4 Mar 2021

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Rowan Williams & Mary Zournazi | Justice And Love

UNSW Centre for Ideas

How can we create a more just world?From the Paris Attacks, the Syrian War, and the European Migrant Crisis to Brexit and the US Presidential elections, our responses to others in desperate situations have been tested. By looking at different religious and philosophical traditions, former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams and film maker and philosopher, Mary Zournazi explore how we can experience the world in a more just way, and how does love fit into all this when we are faced with difficult times.Due to technical issues during the livestream, this recording has been edited for a better listening experience. If you require a transcript of this in conversation please email us at centreforideas@unsw.edu.auWant to read "Justice and Love: A Philosophical Dialogue"? You can purchase Rowan Williams and Mary Zournazi’s book by visiting https://www.bloomsbury.com/au/justice-and-love-9781350090378/Due to technical issues during the livestream, this recording has been edited for a better listening experience. If you require a transcript of this in conversation please email us at centreforideas@unsw.edu.auSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 1min

4 Mar 2021

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Rowan Williams & Mary Zournazi | Justice And Love

UNSW Centre for Ideas

How can we create a more just world?From the Paris Attacks, the Syrian War, and the European Migrant Crisis to Brexit and the US Presidential elections, our responses to others in desperate situations have been tested. By looking at different religious and philosophical traditions, former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams and film maker and philosopher, Mary Zournazi explore how we can experience the world in a more just way, and how does love fit into all this when we are faced with difficult times.Due to technical issues during the livestream, this recording has been edited for a better listening experience. If you require a transcript of this in conversation please email us at centreforideas@unsw.edu.auWant to read "Justice and Love: A Philosophical Dialogue"? You can purchase Rowan Williams and Mary Zournazi’s book by visiting https://www.bloomsbury.com/au/justice-and-love-9781350090378/Due to technical issues during the livestream, this recording has been edited for a better listening experience. If you require a transcript of this in conversation please email us at centreforideas@unsw.edu.au

1hr 1min

4 Mar 2021

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Marilynne Robinson and Rowan Williams on Jack - Part 2

The Living Church Podcast

Former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, interviews author Marilynne Robinson about her newest novel in the Gilead series. Download a free group study guide & book review. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/living-church/support

25mins

8 Oct 2020

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Marilynne Robinson and Rowan Williams on Jack - Part 1

The Living Church Podcast

Former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, interviews author Marilynne Robinson about her newest novel in the Gilead series. Read the transcript. Download a free group study guide & book review.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/living-church/support

32mins

1 Oct 2020

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