Dominican Forum – lunch + talk in the City of London

Dominican Forum – lunch + talk in the City of London

On Tuesday 13 February, a new series of lunchtime talks begins in the City of London.

Hosted by CCLA investment managers, the talks are open to all and include a free lunch. A Dominican friar speaks on a topic, which is followed by a Q&A and general discussion. Lasting around an hour, these sessions are designed to accommodate the needs of working professionals. If you would like to attend, please book using the links below.

All talks are held at CCLA, One Angel Lane London EC4R 3AB. Nearest Tube station: Monument.


Tuesday 13 February, 12.30pm – 2.00pm 

Is Christianity always pacifist, or are there occasions when war can be acceptable? What does our tradition tell us? And when we find ourselves at war, what is it permissible for us to do in order to win? Join us as a Dominican friar guides us through a discussion on this tricky area.



Thursday 21 March, 12.30pm – 2.00pm 

What do we mean when we speak of ‘sacrifice’? And how did the people in Jesus’ own times think about it? From Cain and Abel, through Abraham and the other leading figures of the Old Testament, we can see the importance of sacrifice. So how does Christ’s own ‘self-sacrifice’ fit into that tradition, and what implications does this have? Join us as a Dominican friar guides us through a topic that prepares us for Holy Week and Easter.



Tuesday 14 May, 12.30pm – 2.00pm 

Democracy is a relatively new phenomenon, albeit one that claims to have ancient roots. What does the Church think about it as a form of governance? And what does it teach regarding other forms of government such as oligarchies, dictatorships or monarchies? How should Christians whether rulers or ruled participate in government? And what should we do when we find ourselves at odds with the powers-that-be? A Dominican friar will lead us through a discussion of great contemporary relevance in a year that will see multiple national elections.

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Comments (6)

  • Johan

    Great initiative!
    Would there be any resume of these talks available?
    I live in Belgium!
    Thank you for information,

    • Richard Brown

      Hello Johan – i’m afraid we won’t be recording these talks.
      Best wishes – Richard Brown

  • Richard

    Will there be a Zoom during the talk?

    • Richard Brown

      Afraid not – in-person only.

  • Evaun Teoh (Ms)

    Would it be possible for me to listen to the talk on Tuesday, 13th Feb please?
    Thank you for your kind assistance.

    • Richard Brown

      You would need to book using the link and attend in person.


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