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Compassion, Spirituality and Psychopathology Paper

This week the DLCC published an article by DLCC Fellow, Dr Connie Svob on the connections between compassion, spirituality, and psychopathology. The article reviews empirical research conducted by Svob and others, and advances evidence for the positive effects of compassion for mental health. Dr Svob’s work builds on evidence that … Continue reading

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Steps on the Path to Enlightenment Publication

We are pleased to announce the publication of Steps on the Path to Enlightenment: A Commentary on Tsongkhapa’s Lamrim Chenmo; Vol. 5 Insight by Geshe Lhundub Sopa with DLCC Fellow Dr Dechen Rochard. Steps on the Path to Enlightenment is a comprehensive commentary on the Lamrim Chenmo, the most famous work of … Continue reading

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Transhumanism Publication

The DLCC is delighted to announce the publication of a new volume on the ethics of transhumanism by Verlag Herder in Germany. The volume is edited by DLCC Fellow, Dr Benedikt Göcke, and builds on Dr Göcke’s previous research for the DLCC on compassion and transhumanism. It brings together papers … Continue reading

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Compassion and Mourning

Compassion and Mourning: the costs and benefits of emotional involvement Emotional involvement in others’ suffering comes at a cost. An obvious example is the ‘compassion fatigue’ felt by care-workers who have to deal with the emotional strain caused by exposure to human suffering on a daily basis. This kind of experience is … Continue reading

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Compassion in Action Conference

On Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th of September 2017 the Director of the DLCC, Alex Norman, accompanied by a small group of DLCC personnel attended Children in Crossfire’s (CiC) Compassion in Action conference, a celebration of the charity’s 20 years of activities. Children in Crossfire was founded by DLCC Fellow, … Continue reading

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Benedikt Göcke on Moderate Transhumanism

DLCC Fellow Professor Benedikt Göcke’s research for the DLCC on the ethics of transhumanism has recently been published in leading philosophy of religion journal, Faith and Philosophy. In this paper Professor Göcke discusses the implications of Christian ethics for transhumanism. In a forthcoming piece Göcke examines the relationship between compassion generally, … Continue reading

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Compassion, Spirituality, and Psychopathology

A Global Perspective on the Relation between Compassion, Spirituality, and Psychopathology Connie Svob Columbia University Download PDF There has been a growing interest in the link between spirituality and psychopathology, including increasing evidence that spirituality may be protective against various aspects of mental illness, such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse, … Continue reading

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Compassion Matters Pilot

The DLCC is delighted to announce the successful piloting of its Compassion Matters course at the Dragon School, Oxford, on 19 th June 2017. Entitled simply ‘What is Compassion?’ the pilot opened with a whole school Assembly featuring a film, specially commissioned from the respected Green Lions production company, called … Continue reading

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New Visiting Fellow, Alex Moran

The DLCC is very pleased to announcement that it has taken on a new intern and Visiting Fellow, Alex Moran. The Arts and Humanities Research Council UK has awarded funding to support an 8 month placement during which Alex will work closely with the other personnel at the Centre. His first … Continue reading

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Conference: The Value of the Humanities

The DLCC invites participants to join us for a conference on the 24th and 25th September on the Value of the Humanities. The conference will present output of the AHRC Research Project on the value of the humanities at the University of Cambridge 2016–17 alongside contributions from leading thinkers including philosopher … Continue reading

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