Sunday, March 3, 2019 - In this special WITNESS episode, Sr. Gill Goulding reflects on attending the "Child Dignity in the Digital World" Congress at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, and how that event inspired Regis College's upcoming symposium on the same subject.
Gill Goulding is a Sister of the Congregatio Jesu, an order founded in 1609 by the Venerable Mary Ward which has the same Constitutions as the Society of Jesus. There are approximately 3000 sisters worldwide. Sr. Gill’s doctoral studies were undertaken at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland where she was elected a Research Fellow on completion of her Ph.D. She lectured in Systematic Theology for the University of Edinburgh, the Roman Catholic National Seminary in Scotland and the Theological Institute of the Scottish Episcopal Church. In addition she was a regular contributor to BBC Scotland’s ‘Thought for the Day’ and an active member of ‘Church Action on Poverty’ an ecumenical organization working for the alleviation of poverty in the UK. Alongside her work as a theologian, she undertakes a ministry of spiritual direction and retreat work. She came from Scotland to Canada in 2001. She was appointed by the Canadian Catholic Conference of Bishops to the Faith and Witness Commission (Theological Commission) of the Canadian Council of Churches and she also serves on the Theological Commission of the Conference of Religious in Canada. In 2012 she was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI to be a theological expert at the Synod on the New Evangelization for the transmission of the Christian Faith.This interview took place on February 14, 2019 at the Salt and Light Broadcast Centre as part of a series of interviews featuring theology professors at Regis College, the Jesuit Faculty of Theology in the University of Toronto.
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