Saturday, July 14, 2018

Save the Date: 38th Theology Conference of the Asociación Teológica Juan XXIII

You can find information about this conference in Spanish on the conference web site. This year's theme is "Mysticism and Liberation."

Date: September 7-9, 2018

Place: Actos de Comisiones Obreras, calle Lope de Vega 40, Madrid, Spain

Registration: 30 euros for adults/20 euros for youth. Fee can be paid in cash at the door on the first day of the conference or via a bank transfer made before 9/5/2018. For details on how to make a bank transfer, see conference web site. Lodging and meals are not provided.


Friday September 7
  • 18:30 Introduction of the Conference - Asociación Teológica Juan XXIII
  • 19:00 Mysticism and Politics - Adela Cortina, University of Valencia

Saturday September 8
  • 10:00 - 11:30 Salvation and Liberation: A Sufi Perspective - Halil Bárcena, Institute of Sufi Studies
  • Break
  • 12:00 - 13:30 In the Waters of the Spirit: Mysticism as Overcoming Fundamentalism - María Toscano, Pontifical University of Comillas
  • 16:00 - 16:30 Spirituality and Youth - María Isabel Herrera and Mario Picazo,Young Christian Workers
  • 16:30 - 18:00 Roundtable: Models of Mysticism:
    • Christian Mysticism - Ángela Muñoz, Castilla La-Mancha University
    • Eastern Mysticism - Javier Ruiz Calderón, Hindu philosopher
    • Simone Weil: Mysticism and Justice - Alejandro del Río, Editorial Trotta
  • Break
  • 18:30 - 20:00 The Contribution of Silence to the Fight for Justice - Mary Hunt, theologian and co-director of the Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics, and Ritual (WATER)

Sunday September 9
  • 10:00 - 11:30 Mysticism and Liberation - Mercedes Barrio, historian and professor
  • 12:00 Eucharistic Celebration and Solidarity Collection - LGTBI Christian Collective

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