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The Sapiens Program – Ethics: Living the Examined Life

Why is my life stuck? What’s missing? How can I grow as a person and flourish?

Answering practical, down to earth questions with insight from the greatest thinkers of the Western Tradition, the Sapiens Program is an initiative of the Brothers of St. John to help all search for wisdom and live more fully human lives.

Faith or no faith, philosophy can help us to search for the truth and live in a wiser way. It’s the ideal way to share on deep subjects with friends who have a different spiritual outlook. All are welcome.

The Sapiens Program is a five-week course with input, discussion times, interaction, and optional further reading.

When:  Thursdays 17th January-14th February 2019.
Meal at 7:30pm, talk begins at 8:00pm.

The topics for each week are:

Jan 17th: “The Rut: Why am I stuck – and can philosophy really help?”
Jan 24th: “Awakening: What are my goals – and how do I get there?”
Jan 31st: “Spring Cleaning: What needs to change in my behaviour?”
Feb 7th: “Progress Not Perfection: The journey ahead”
Feb 14th: “There’s So Much More: What is wisdom and how can I attain it?”

You are welcome to come to one, some, or all of the sessions. Attending all would be ideal, to best understand how the different elements fit together, but please do come for as many as you can.

Where: We are hosted by St. Mary Moorfields R.C. Church, 4-5 Eldon Street, London, EC2M 7LS. The church is about a 3 minute walk from either Liverpool Street or Moorgate station.

Cost: Suggested donation: £10/evening, including hot meal.
Click here for the Sapiens Course further reading document


For more information, or to register your interest, contact Catherine Wallis-Hughes at

If you are a venue (parish, etc) and are interested in hosting a 5-week Sapiens Program, or if you wish to be kept up to date on where and when the Sapiens Program is running, please send us a message via our ‘Contact Us’ page.

Click here for our Sapiens Letter to parishes and venues

For any inquiries not linked to the ISJ or the Sapiens Program, please email