23.10.2020 - 19.02.2021 Events, History

Re-thinking Solidarity

Series of digital events discussing Solidarity movement 40 years after its foundation.

Following the success of the first webinar, which marked the 40th anniversary of the foundation of Solidarnosc – the first independent trade union in the Soviet bloc, which led to the collapse of communism and a peaceful transition to democracy across Central and Eastern Europe, we are launching Re-thinking Solidarity series.

Re-thinking Solidarity will bring together leading academics, historians, philosophers, theologians, social activists, policy makers and legislators to engage in thoughtful reflection and re-think what solidarity means today, in light of a variety of societal changes, the current geopolitical situation and the consequences of COVID-19 pandemic.

We will explore the idea of solidarity in the context of religion and inter-faith dialogue; environmental and financial sustainability; politics and political psychology; and equality and social justice.

Solidarity, religion and inter-faith dialogue

23 Oct 2020


Lord Alderdice (chair)
Dariusz Karlowicz, Political Theology
Daniel Greenberg, Jewish Law and Ethics
Jaroslaw Kupczak, Angelicum

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Solidarity between the generations – environmental and financial sustainability .

20 Nov 2020


Lord Alderdice (chair)
o. Helen Alford OP, Angelicum
Kalypso Nicolaidis, University of Oxford
Carlos Fidalgo Gallardo, Universidad de Sevilla
Marek a. Cichocki, Political Theology

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Solidarity, politics and political psychology.

·18 Dec 2020


Mark Devenport former BBC NI Political Editor (chair)
Deniz Arıboğan, Uskudar University, Istanbul
Ewa Thompson, Rice University
Alejandro Crosthwaite OP, Angelicum
Michał Gierycz, Dean of the Faculty of Social and Economic Studies UKSW

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Solidarity, equality and social justice.

19 Feb 2021


Lord Alderdice (chair)

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Re-thinking Solidarity is organised by the Centre for Democracy and the Political Theology, in partnership with St. Benet’s Institute, St. Benet’s Hall, University of Oxford and The Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Rome

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