The University of Manchester
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Samuel Alexander Building, WG8
Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK
Phone: +44 (0)161 306 1663


What does it mean to exist in complex relationships with machines? What insights can be offered to our understandings of these relationships by the theologically significant theme of ‘love’? What critical assessments can be made of our multiple uses of technologies in shaping our futures, by reflecting on our pasts?

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> Conference: Care and Machines
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Disquiet over the prevalence of social and economic individualism has a long history. In a world of mobile Capital and increasingly mobile people, communities of common tradition and locality appear to be under threat from the advent of a fragmented market society. Are these complaints against individualism justified? And crucially, how should Christians respond to them? Digging down into the substance of these questions, this project will consider the theological, liturgical and scriptural resources Christians have for understanding the notion of individualism in relation to issues of education, public life and the formation of democratic citizenship.

New Visibility of Religion




Univ. Prof. Dr. Gerhard Larcher
Alexander Ornella
Karl-Franzens (Universitat Graz)
Univ. Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Palaver
Stefan Huber
Leopold-Franzens (Universitat Innsbruck)



Katolieke Universiteit Leuven:

  • Prof. Dr. Lieven Boeve 
  • Prof. Dr. Stijn Van den Bossche 
  • Yves De Maeseneer



Katholische Akademie Berlin e.V:

  • Dr. Marlies Schneider
  • Dr. Martin Knechtges


United Kingdom

  • Dr. Patrick Riordan, SJ (Heythrope College University of London)
  • Rev. Dr. Jim Sweeney, CP (Von Huegel Institute St. Edmunds College)
  • Prof. Graham Ward (University of Manchester)
  • Dr. Michael Hoelzl (University of Manchester)



  • Mr. Frederic Lazorthes
  • L'Ecole des Hautes Etudes Siences Sociales