Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Vincent Pallotti Institute Autumn Series - 2017

Every Thursday

9:30 A.M. TO 12:00 P.M.

“Each Christian and every community must discern the path that the Lord points out, but all of us are asked to obey his call to go forth from our own comfort zone in order to reach all the ‘peripheries’ in need of the light of the Gospel.” (Pope Francis)

Peripheries, a key word in the Ponti cate of Pope Francis, signi es "going to the boundaries,”“going to the outskirts,” "going beyond our own comfort zone to reach out to others," especially those who are socially marginalized. This includes not only those who experience real poverty but intellectual and spiritual poverty as well. Going to the peripheries also means to stretch one’s mind and heart to the limits, to have the courage and boldness to explore new realities.

19 October

Peripheries in Our Lives

Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi, Director, Anglican Centre in Rome and the Representative of the Archbishop of Canterbury to the Holy See

09 November

On the Peripheries: Exploring the Paths to Nuclear Zero 

Drew Christiansen, S.J.,Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Global Human Development, Senior Research Fellow, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, Georgetown University
Carole Sargent, Ph.D.,Founding Director, Office of Scholarly Publications, Georgetown University
(Scholar of early-modern Women Political Writers, currently engaging Catholic Women Religious and Nuclear Disarmament)

26 October

Peripheries in the Sky

Guy Consolmagno, S.J., Director, Vatican Observaroty


16 November

Jewish-Christian Relations: from the Centre to the Periphery, from the Periphery to the Centre

Rabbi Joseph Levi,Former Head of the Jewish Community of Florence
Philipp G. Renczes, S.J.,Professor, Pontifical Gregorian University
(co-sponsored by Cardinal Bea Centre for Judaic Studies, Pontifical Gregorian University)

02 November

The Last Periphery: Death?

Edmund Power, OSB, Former Abbot of Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls


23 November

Peripheries in our Cities

Thomas H. Smolich, S.J., International Executive Director, Jesuit Refugee Service
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