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Centre for Ethics & Spirituality

The aim of the Centre for Ethics & Spirituality is to spark a conversation, get us thinking and talking about some of the big questions in life — including contemporary moral issues, beliefs, values and spirituality — as we navigate an increasingly complex world.

Our guest speakers introduce a wide range of topics, designed to promote critical and creative thinking and enhance cultural understanding and engagement. It is a forum for students, teachers, parents and the wider community. We invite you to join the discussion.

Upcoming Events

Thomas Merton

Remembering Thomas Merton

Monday 10 December, 6pm, Waimairi Cemetery, 195 Grahams Road, Burnside

Monday, 10 December marks the 50th anniversary of the untimely death of the Trappist monk, Thomas Merton in Bangkok, Thailand. As part of a number of events celebrated worldwide, the Centre for Ethics & Spirituality invites you to join the Christchurch Chapter of the International Thomas Merton Society in a commemorative event.

Thomas Merton, the son of Christ's College Old Boy Owen Merton, is one of the most influential spiritual leaders. His relatives are commemorated around College.

Starting at 6pm, please join us for this event at the Waimairi Cemetery, 195 Grahams Road, Burnside, where members of the Merton Family are buried.

This will be followed by prayer and refreshments in the Narthex at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral for approximately an hour.

For catering purposes would those attending please contact Sister Eleanor Capper rsj on: or 03 353 0756 by Saturday 1 December.

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