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The Centre for Christian Education

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The Centre for Christian Education and Pastoral Theology is a University research centre in the Faculty of Liberal Arts, Education and Social Science, which supports and enhances research activities in areas relating to Christian education and pastoral theology at Liverpool Hope University.

We engage a broad range of academics, researchers, undergraduate, postgraduate taught, and doctoral students, and other stakeholders across church and education, to promote and challenge thinking about the interplay of religion and education across higher education, K1-12 school and lifelong learning contexts. The aim is to communicate and connect spiritual, moral, theological, religious education and philosophical reflection with both research and practice. This is done in a spirit of ecumenical dialogue between different denominational traditions and through interdisciplinary dialogue that bridges the gap between theology and education and between theory and practice.

We support a range of events throughout the calendar year, including professional development activity as well as research collaborations, publications and projects, building relationships with wider church bodies, cathedrals group universities, schools and other education partners. We welcome suggestions from all within the Hope community and beyond who wish to contribute.

If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Dr Peter McGrail (Associate Professor, TPRS Subject Lead)