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Dr Julie Canlis Canlis Theology SymposiumShe has lectured in the field of Trinitarian Theology and Theological Anthropology in Canada and Scotland. She was awarded a Templeton Award for her extensive work on communion in Calvin and Irenaeus at the University of St Andrews (Scotland) where she is currently an Honorary Research Fellow. - Download Text
Rev Prof Finbarr Clancy, SJ Clancy Theology SymposiumProfessor of Theology at the Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy, Dublin, where he is also currently Rector of the Ecclesiastical Faculty and Acting President. He is the Chairman of the Patristic Symposium, St Patrick’s College, Maynooth. - Download text
Rev. Prof. Piero Coda Rev Professor Piero Coda Theology SymposiumPresident of the Sophia University Institute, Loppiano, Florence. He was formerly Professor of Fundamental Theology at the Lateran Pontifical University, Rome, Secretary of the Pontifical Academy of Theology and President of the Italian Theological Association.
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Rev. Prof. Eamonn Conway Rev Conway Theology SymposiumHead of Theology and Religious Studies at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, and is a former President of the European Society for Catholic Theology.
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Rev Fr Michael Drumm Drumm Theology SymposiumFormer director of the Mater Dei Institute of Education, is currently Executive Chairperson of the Catholic Schools Partnership, an umbrella group providing support for all of the partners in Catholic schools in the Republic of Ireland.

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Metropolitan Emmanuel (Adamakis) Metropolitan Emmanuel - Theology SymposiumOf France, President of the Conference of European Churches, was Vicar General of the Diocese of Benelux, and became auxiliary bishop in 1996. He has been the director of the Office of the Orthodox Church under the auspices of the European Union, in Brussels, since its creation, in 1995.
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Professor Robert Enright Enright theology SymposiumProfessor of Educational Psychology at the University of Wisconsin Madison, USA, has pioneered the scientific study of forgiveness, which now claims over 1,000 researchers worldwide.

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Prof Joris Geldof Geldof Theology SymposiumProfessor of Liturgical Studies and Sacramental Theology at the Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium where he is Chair of the Liturgical Institute. He is Editor in Chief of the bilingual journal Questions Liturgiques? Studies in Liturgy. - Download Text
Professor Gill Goulding CJ Goulding Theology SymposiumAssociate Professor of Systematic Theology and Spirituality at the University of Toronto. She has lectured in Systematic Theology and Spirituality in the University of Edinburgh, the Roman Catholic National Seminary in Scotland and the Theological Institute of the Scottish Episcopal Church

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Rev. Prof. Brian Johnstone CSsR Johnstone Theology SymposiumFrom Australia, he is Professor of Moral Theology/Ethics in the Catholic University of America, specializing in Bioethics, Moral Theology and the Philosophy of the Gift project.
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His Eminence Kurt Cardinal Koch Kurt Cardinal Koch - Theology SymposiumPresident of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. From the diocese of Basel, Switzerland, Cardinal Koch was formerly Professor of Theology at Lucerne.
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Rev Dr Dermot Lane Lane - Theology SymposiumPresident of the Mater Dei Institute, a college of Dublin City University. He has also taught at the Irish School of Ecumenics in Dublin and is a frequent lecturer in the United States. - Download Text
Archbishop Piero Marini  Archbishop Piero Marini - Theology SymposiumPresident, Pontifical Council for the Eucharistic Congresses

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Rev Dr. Theodore Mascarenhas Mascarenhas Theology SymposiumHe is a priest from Goa and oversees the Departments of Asia, Africa and Oceania at the Vatican Pontifical Council for Culture. He also  lectures at the Pontifical Gregorian University and the Pontifical St Thomas University, Rome, as well  as the Pilar Theological College, Goa. - Download Text
Rev Prof Michael McCabe SMA McCabe Theology SymposiumHead of the Mission Studies Department of the School of Theology at Tangaza College, Nairobi. He was President of the Executive Committee of the Africa/Europe Faith and Justice Network (AEFJN) from 2002 to 2004 - Download Text
Rev Fr Brendan McConvery CSsr McConvery Theology SymposiumAuthor and lecturer in Sacred Scripture, with a concentration in  the area of Old Testament, at  St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth.
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Rev Prof Michael Mullaney Mullaney Theology SymposiumVice-President, Professor of Canon Law, and Registrar of St. Patrick’s College Maynooth. He is a Judge of the National Marriage Appeals Tribunal of Ireland. - Download Text
Rev Professor Slawomir Nowosad

Nowosad Theology SymposiumRev Slawomir Nowosad is Vice-Rector for Research and International Relations and Professor at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, where he is also Head of the Department of Ecumenical Moral Theology. His main areas of interest and research are: The Ecumenical dimension of Christian morality; Anglican moral theology; Protestant moral traditions; Moral aspects of demography.

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His Eminence Marc Cardinal Ouellet His Eminence Marc Cardinal Ouellet - Theology SymposiumPrefect of the Congregation for Bishops and President of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America. He was formerly Archbishop of Quebec

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His Eminence Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga, SDB His Eminence Cardinal Rodriguez Maradiaga - Theology SymposiumArchbishop of Tegucigalpa (Honduras). As a Salesian priest, he was Professor of Moral Theology and Ecclesiology at the Salesian Theological Institute, Guatemala, and later its Rector. He is President of the Episcopal Conference of Honduras and President of Caritas International.

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Rev. Prof Thomas Norris Norris Theology SymposiumMember of the International Theological Commission. Formerly he was Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, and joint secretary of the Irish Inter-Church Meeting.

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Rev Prof Paul O'Callaghan OCallaghan Theology SymposiumProfessor of Theological Anthropology at the Pontifical University of Holy Cross, Rome and was Dean of the School of Theology. He is a member of the Governing Council of the Pontifical Academy of Theology. - Download Text
Rev. Prof Séamus O'Connell OConnell Theology SymposiumProfessor of Sacred Scripture at the Pontifical University in Maynooth. Formerly director of Scripture Formation in the Diocese of Kerry (1992-1998), his academic work centres on the Gospel of Mark, and on approaching the Bible as food for all God’s people.

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Sr Prof Teresa Okure SHCJ Okure Theology SymposiumProfessor of New Testament and Gender Hermeneutics at the Catholic Institute of West Africa and the immediate past Dean of the Faculty of Theology. She served as an expert at the Second African Synod, is a member of ARCIC III and President of the Catholic Biblical Association of Nigeria - Download Text
Dr Jennifer O'Reilly OReilly Theology SymposiumA Member of the Royal Irish Academy. Senior Lecturer in Medieval History in University College Cork until 2008, she now teaches Art History. Her research interests include the influence of traditions from the world of Late Antiquity on Insular Art and Writing. - Download Text
Rev Dr Brendan Purcell Purcell Theology SymposiumA priest of the Archdiocese of Dublin is Adjunct Professor in Philosophy at Notre Dame University, Sydney. Formerly he was Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at University College Dublin.

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Prof. Salvador Ryan Prof Salvador Ryan - Theology SymposiumProfessor of Ecclesiastical History at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth and has published in the area of popular religion in late medieval and early modern Ireland
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Rev Prof Nicholas Sagovsky Sagovsky Theology SymposiumWas Canon Theologian of Westminster Abbey from 2004-2011. He is a member of ARCIC III. He has held lecturing positions in Edinburgh Theological College, Clare College, Cambridge, and Liverpool Hope University. - Download Text
Prof Geraldine Smyth OP Smyth Theology SymposiumDirector of the Irish School of Ecumenics (ISE) and Associate Professor in Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies. She has been involved for some years in the Post-Conflict Justice Centre in Trinity College, Dublin and is an associate on the ISE’s research project, Visioning Ecumenism for the 21 st Century - Download Text
Rev Prof. Martin Stufflesser Stufflesser Theoloy SymposiumFrom Germany, he is Professor of Liturgy at Julius-Maxmillians University in Würzburg. He has published widely and since 2003 is Secretary of the International Society for Liturgical Study and Renewal (Societas Liturgica).

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Rev Dr Oliver Treanor Treanor Theology SymposiumLecturer in Systematic Theology at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth. His academic work focuses on the Eucharist, Sacramentology and the Ecclesiology of Communion. He is currently preparing a publication on the centrality of the Eucharist in the Church understood as the Sacrament of Communion - Download Text
Dr. Clare Watkins Watkins Theology SymposiumCatholic theologian, teacher and writer. She teaches at the Westminster Seminary and is a member of the International Methodist-Roman Catholic Commission.
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Rev Prof Geoffrey Wainwright Wainwright Theology SymposiumProfessor of Christian Theology at Duke Divinity School, North Carolina. A British Methodist Theologian, he is well known for his ecumenical writings and engagement in official dialogues. He was awarded the 2005 Johannes Quasten Medal by the Catholic University of America for “Excellence in Theological Scholarship.”
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Prof Stefano Zamagni Zamagni Theology SymposiumProfessor of Economics at the University of Bologna. From 1999 to 2007 he was President of ICMC (an NGO based in Geneva dealing with migrant and refugee issues) and is a fellow of “Human Development and Capability Association” (Harvard University).
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