Public lecture: Philosophy for Peace-makers
10.00 - 11.30
Jeremy Ive grew up under apartheid in South Africa and helped set up the Newick Park Initiative, which worked to provide the background trust and shared vision to achieve full democracy in that country.
Since then he has been involved in peacemaking in Rwanda and Sudan and, as Director of Political Process, he is now working on peace plans for current conflict zones.
He's also a vicar who, with his wife, cares deeply for the life of a parish in Kent.
Come and hear how a Christian philosophy is foundational to the relational peacebuilding approach, and why Jeremy did two PhDs.
Academic workshop: Developing a Christian philosophy
14.00 - 17.00
Jeremy's scholarly work spans many disciplines and includes 17th century English history, Trinitarian theology and Reformational philosophy.
In this workshop, for postgraduate students and those with a particular interest in philosophy, he will argue that the Christian philosophy pioneered by Dutch thinkers Herman Dooyeweerd and Dirk Vollenhoven deserves special attention, providing a framework that can be worked out to yield insights in all kinds of disciplines and real-world situations.
In discussion, students of any subject will be encouraged to share their work, with a view to finding Christian perspectives to enrich it.
There will be local lunch options for those wishing to attend both the lecture and workshop.