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Dr Cecelia Clegg

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Cecelia Clegg BD MSc PhD

Honorary fellow; Practical Theology


Convenor of Theology and Ethics Subject Area

New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh EH1 2LX

Research Links
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Research Projects

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I am a practical theologian with a strong interest in the theme of reconciliation, in particular how to help individuals and communities to learn to live positively with differences of religion and culture.

I have a background in theology and psychological counselling; my doctoral work was in the area of theological anthropology and reconciliation.

Before coming to Edinburgh I was a member of the staff of Trinity College Dublin (Irish School of Ecumenics), where I taught 'Conflict Transformation' and courses on Religious Sectarianism.

I have worked as a conflict transformation practitioner in areas marked by intra-Christian violence in Northern Ireland and as a facilitator in local congregational or regional church settings in Britain and Ireland.

I specialise in helping Christian churches and groups to vision/re-shape their ministry and to transform their conflicts.

Since coming to home to Scotland, I have begun to explore the theme churches as reconciling presences.

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