Rev Professor Eamonn Conway
Prof Eamonn Conway is a priest of the Tuam diocese since 1987. He studied philosophy and sociology at the National University of Ireland and theology at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth and the University of Tuebingen. He was awarded his doctorate in theology in 1991 and taught Systematic Theology for seven years at All Hallows College, Dublin. He was appointed Head of Theology and Religious Studies at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick in 1999 and in 2000 he also became co-director of the Centre for Culture, Technology & Values & Values (visit the CCTV website).
He is the author or editor of several books as well as publications in international journals, and has lectured widely internationally. Father Conway has served on a number of Irish Government advisory bodies, including the Information Society Commission for which he chaired the Working Group on Ethics & Values in a Digital Age and was a member of the E-Futures and E-Learning Committees. He also served on the Advisory Panel of the Irish National Economic and Social Development Office.
Prof Conway served as President of the European Society for Catholic Theology 2009- 2011 and as President of the International Network of Societies for Catholic Theology (visit the INSeCT website) from 2011 to 2014. In 2012, Pope Benedict appointed him as an expert adviser to the XIII World Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelisation. In 2012, Pope Benedict appointed him as an expert adviser to the XIII World Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelisation.
Since 2011, Prof Conway has been Chair of the Peter Hünermann Foundation for the Advancement of Catholic Theology in Europe (link: http://www.kuleuven.be/eurotheo/organisation/hunermann_foundation/). In 2014, he was appointed as to the expert panel of the Holy See's Agency for promoting quality assurance in pontifical universities and ecclesiastical faculties (Agenzia per la Valutazione e la Promozione della Qualita della Università Facoltà Ecclesiastiche, AVEPRO, link: http://www.avepro.va) for a five-year period. In Nov 2014, Fr Conway was appointed to the Theology Committee of the Irish Bishops Conference for a period of three years.
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