Diarmuid O'Murchu: The Missionary Shift in Our Time
|Diarmuid O'Murchu: The Missionary Shift in Our Time|
Tuesday, January 18th
Join us for a special Mission Forum with renown author and speaker, Fr. Diarmuid O'Murchu.
He will share with us his reflections on the changes, challenges and opportunities of doing mission today.
The missionary endeavor today adopts as a primary focus the tripartide challenge of "Peace, Justice and the Integrity of Creation." It marks a distinctive shift from earlier understandings, with a significant shift to adult catechesis, growth and development. Diarmuid O'Murchu, drawing on his international experience as lecturer and workshop leader, will explore the implications of this new approach.
His best known books include Quantum Theology (1996 - revised in 2004), Reclaiming Spirituality (1998), Evolutionary Faith (2002), Catching Up with Jesus (2005), The Transformation of Desire (2007), Ancestral Grace (2008), Jesus in the Power of Poetry (2009).
Diarmuid O'Murchu, a member of the Sacred Heart Missionary Order, and a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin Ireland, is a social psychologist most of whose working life has been in social ministry, predominantly in London, UK. In that capacity he has worked as a couple's counselor, in bereavement work, AIDS-HIV counseling, and laterally with homeless people and refugees. As a workshop leader and group facilitator he has worked in Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, The Philippines, Thailand, India, Peru and in several African countries, facilitating programs on Adult Faith Development.