Our first two-day colloquium for the Theology and Action Research Network entitled ‘Theological Action Research: Influence, Impact and Iterations’ took place at the charming St Katherine’s Conference Centre in London on Monday 30th – Tuesday 31st October 2017.
The colloquium proved to be a great success wherein members, connected to theological action research in a variety of settings, came together for two enjoyable and energsing days.
Fascinating papers were given, including the ways in which this kind of research has already been applied to charities and organisations in the past, of the challenges but ultimately successful outcomes.
Click on the following links (entering the password TAR2017) to watch the recordings of the papers presented by:
A stimulating interview took place with the co-orignators of theological action research (Dr Clare Watkins, Dr James Sweeney, Dr Helen Cameron and …..), click here to watch (Also entering TAR2017).
Some members also had the chance to present their current use of the research method within their own work. Time for reflection and more discussion was given during refreshments and meals, and of course, there was a chance to retire and socialise during the first evening over wine and nibbles. The colloquium ended with a fruitful discussion on the ways in which members could see theological action research developing, and thus help organistions to thrive in their mission toward the ‘Common Good’.
Please click here to access the main themes which came up as a result of our discussions and reflections over the two days we spent together.
We are already looking ahead to our next event and will be posting about this very soon. If you attended this colloquium, please feel free to add your comments below about your experience. Or if you are not yet a member, but would like to be a part of our Network, do fill out a contact form which you will find if you click onto the blog on the homepage: ‘Join the Theology and Action Research Network’. You will also find this form under the ‘Contact’ page, or you can simply leave a comment, name and contact details below, and we will get in touch.