The Common Good in the Digital Age

Anna Abram

Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology, Principal - United Kingdom, Cambridge

Moderator Session 1: The Common Good: Seeking Shared Values


Anna Abram is Principal of the Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology in Cambridge. Before moving to Cambridge in 2017, she was Head of Pastoral and Social Studies Department, Senior Lecturer in Ethics and Convenor of the MA in Contemporary Ethics at Heythrop College, University of London. She was born in Poland. She studied theology with special focus on moral theology at Cardinal Wyszynski University in Warsaw (1992), and then received her MTh (1994) and PhD (2001) in Christian Ethics from Heythrop College. 

Anna’s current research is in three areas: moral formation in the digital age; the relationship between moral reasoning and spiritual discernment; ecclesial ethics. She is interested in the interlinks between religion and ethics; ethics and spirituality; communication and truth. This last theme is explored in her recent paper ‘Education for Truthin a Climate of Fake News: Conversation with Thomas Aquinas, Bernard Williams, Wolfgang Künne and Pope Francis’, Louvain Studies42 (2019), 3-25.

She has some experience of working with business companies. In 2016 she was a member of an international team working with a multinational mining company in Cajamarca, Peru, on sustainability and environmental, social and individual concerns related to mining.

Anna is a co-editor of a book series ‘Bloomsbury Studies in Global Ethics’. Together with Peter Gallagher SJ and Michael Kirwan SJ, she co-edited a volume essays ‘The Eye of Love’: Philosophy, Theology and the Jesuit Tradition (T&T Clark/Bloomsbury, 2017). She was a guest editor of a special issue of ‘Religions’(2017) entitled ‘The Future of Catholic Theological Ethics’.