Pope Francis’ election in 2013 marked a new stage of post-conciliar reflection on the nature of the church and its mediation of God’s love for the world. Informed by his programmatic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel), Francis has set in motion a reform that challenges Catholics to rethink what it means to be church in the 21st century. The broad contours of this renewal are significant, and they require theological analysis and assessment.
We are excited to confirm that the following four speakers will be presenting plenary addresses:
Catherine Clifford, Saint Paul University
Emilce Cuda, Secretary of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America, Loyola University Chicago
Massimo Faggioli, Villanova University
Peter Phan, Georgetown University
The Centre for Christian Engagement at St. Mark’s College invites proposals for academic papers that evaluate the ‘Franciscan agenda’ for the church, Christian spiritual life, cultural renewal, and theological doctrine, including the following themes:
We encourage graduate students and established scholars to submit proposals for 20-minute presentations that engage these or other themes pertaining to Francis’ theology and papacy.
For consideration, paper proposals must be submitted to [email protected] no later than October 1, 2022, and should include the following information:
• title of paper
• an abstract no longer than 250 words
• institutional affiliation (if relevant)
• email address
Presenters will be notified of acceptance by October 15, 2022. Accommodation and additional logistical details will follow in late Fall 2022.
Contact Dr. John Martens