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2020 Conference: save the date!


Our conference will now take place, with the ITA, at St Patrick's College, Maynooth, 6-9 September 2021. 


The CTA's 2020 conference will be held jointly with the Irish Theological Association and will take place Monday 7 September - Thursday 10 September 2020, at St Patrick's College, Maynooth, Ireland. 

The theme will be 'eco-theology: a new heavens and a new earth?'

More details, including speakers and booking information, to follow! 

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Are your personal details up to date?

Please ensure your postal address details are up to date by updating them on the 'members' area' of our website. This is key as it's where we obtain the mailing list for the New Blackfriars issue, which will be sent out in the next few days. 


Our Treasurer also requests that you ensure that your subscription has been paid, whether by cheque or by (annual) direct debit: if it is not received then we will assume you no longer wish to be a member of the Association. Subscriptions are due by the end of March 2019. 

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2019 Conference: 'Words and the Word'

‘Words and the Word: Word, Image, Ritual in religion and life’

The 2019 CTA conference will take place at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, 2-5 September.


We are delighted to announce the following keynote speakers:

 Professor Lewis Ayres (Durham)

Professor David Brown (St Andrew’s)

Professor Stephen Bullivant (St Mary’s)

Dr Alistair Lockheart (Cambridge)

Professor Janet Soskice (Cambridge)


Professor Anthony Towey (St Mary’s) will lead a workshop on the language of faith in the RE curricula in schools.


We will be inviting short papers of 2000-3000 words (20 minutes) on the theme, and we particularly welcome proposals from postgraduate students.

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

On 25 May 2018 the new UK regulations on data protection take effect, and all UK organisations (including charities) must revise their procedures in accordance with it. More details can be found here.


The CTA holds data supplied by members on a database linked to this website. This information is displayed to members on the ‘Members Area’ of the website. The CTA also holds members’ email addresses on a Mailchimp database, from which CTA mailings are sent out.

From 25 May 2018 we must have your active consent to retain your data and to contact you, and to send you the annual record of our Conference proceedings in New Blackfriars. You will shortly receive an email from the CTA, asking you to confirm your consent to our retaining your data. PLEASE RESPOND PROMPTLY, so that the Association can meet its legal obligations.

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European Theology Newsletters

Read the 39th Newsletter of the European Society for Catholic Theology here and the contents page of the latest European Journal of Science and Theology here

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Foundation of the European Academy of Religion

The first Annual Conference of the European Academy of Religion will be held from 5th-8th March 2018 in Bologna. The CTA is one of the  founding associations of the EuARe. Download the conference Call for Proposals here and the conference programme here

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Advertising with the CTA


A new online mail system for all members is making a new way of advertising news and events possible...

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Conference 2017 - The Age of Reform


We are delighted to begin advertising for our 2017 annual conference:

The Age of Reform.

All details to be found on our conference page.

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A reminder to sign up to the ESCT

Don’t forget, CTA members have the opportunity to sign up to be members of the European Society for Catholic Theology through your annual CTA subscription – check out the membership page for information about how to change your subscription.

In the meantime, why not sign up for the free ESCT newsletter here and keep up to date with all the Catholic theology events happening throughout Europe?


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