Moral Crisis Course

Moral Crisis in British Society

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Warden, Peter Francis, takes a look at the importance of our ‘Moral Crisis in British Society’ course next month.

Skimming through the newspaper just before I settled down to write these few words, I was intrigued to find that nearly every news story contained a perceived moral failure. From bankers’ bonuses, the riots that took place last summer and the NHS plan for credit rating agencies to vet hospitals through to the alleged connivance with torture and rendition by M15 and M16, fraud in cricket and phone hacking. From personal to the political dodgy, morality seems to plague our contemporary world.

Next month Keith Ward joins us to discuss the issue of morality in more detail. He will explore ‘moral chaos’ by reviewing Jesus’ ethical teaching in the Gospels and asking whether morality is quite separate from religion? If it isn’t, what can faith add to morality?

Keith Ward has had a distinguished academic career - teaching philosophy, theology, and religious studies at institutions across the UK and the rest of Europe and he has spoken about these topics around the world.

He became a priest of the Church of England in 1972 and has written many books on philosophy, religion, and Christian theology. See details of his books here.

There are a few places still available for this course which is being held from Friday 24 until Sunday 26 February. The cost is £245 - £275 residential but is currently discounted by 10% to £220.50 - £247.50 as part of out New Year Special Offer. Price includes course fee, morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, bed and continental breakfast. To book please call 01244 532350 or e-mail