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The Religious Life Institute

Formed in 2009, the Religious Life Institute is a response to initiatives from the Conference of Religious of England and Wales and grassroots members of various religious orders.

About the Religious Life Institute

Its mission is to foster a theological vision of Christian religious life through study and research and to become the resource for the study of religious life in the English speaking world. The Institute offers study days, courses and colloquia and aims to develop materials available in a variety of media, to support action research and develop reflective practice.

The Institute also aims to undertake in-depth research into the theology and spirituality of religious life.

Latest on Projects

rli-vitality-project.pngReligious Life Vitality Project Key Findings: Where Vitality is to be Found in Women's Apostolic Religious Life

We are pleased to publish this document which presents the key findings of the Religious Life Vitality Project to the participant congregations who have collaborated with us on it since early 2013. Download the findings here.



Get in touch

For further information on the Religious Life Institute, please contact the Director:

Gemma Simmonds CJ
Religious Life Institute
Heythrop College, Kensington Square
London W8 5HQ 


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