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· The Bishop of Getafe, Ginés García Beltrán, will open this training day in Madrid on Thursday, June 1, organized by the Higher Institute of Pastoral Care and PPC Editorial.
· It will be a day of dialogue and listening in which an issue that affects the core of human societies will be addressed: polarization, the increasingly aggressive segmentation of different blocks of homogeneous thought.
Madrid, May 25, 2023.- PPC and the Instituto Superior Pastoral, ISP-UPSA, organize the VII PPC Conversations, focused on the issue of social polarization, a polarization to which the Church is no stranger.
This seventh call to be held in Madrid next Thursday, June 1 at the Colegio Mayor Mara* under the title Polarizados... And divided? How to create communication in times of conflict, will feature interventions by Antonio Pelayo, a Vatican member of Vida Nueva, Pedro Castelao, professor of anthropology at the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, and Dolores López Guzmán, Doctor of Dogmatic Theology and specialist in spiritual accompaniment.
Likewise, the day will have a dialogue with Laura Martínez Otón, professor of Communication at Nebrija University and a round table, which will focus on the question: Communication to divide or multiply?
seven years talking
On previous occasions, the PPC Conversations have been dedicated to studying papal documents ('Evangelii gaudium' in 2014 and 'Amoris laetitia' in 2017), to contributing to reflection on the relationship between the Church and young people, on the eve of the Synod of Bishops (2018) and the reception, protection, promotion and integration of migrants (2019). In 2020, the event was suspended due to the state of alarm due to the coronavirus pandemic, but in 2021 they resumed with the message "Dream together! Let's dream as a single humanity". In 2022, the delicate issue of sexual abuse, power and conscience within the Church was analyzed.
Access to the program of the day
Day: Thursday, June 1, 2023
Time: from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.*
Location: College Major University Mara (Paseo de Juan XXIII 15, Madrid)*
Modality: face-to-face and online session*
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Front line voices to raise awareness
The first presentation, by Antonio Pelayo, a Vatican member of Vida Nueva, is entitled Let's not give in to the temptation of polarization. The second, by* Pedro Fernández Castelao, professor of anthropology at the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, will reflect from a theological point of view on the danger of polarization in the Church.
For her part, Dolores López Guzmán, Doctor of Dogmatic Theology and specialist in spiritual accompaniment, will close with the paper Paths to Encounter: Communion, Dialogue, Reconciliation.
After each intervention there will be a time for questions to the speakers. The day will end with a dialogue by Laura Martínez Otón, professor of Communication at Nebrija University, on how to survive the fake news that separates.
The day will count in the afternoon with a round table, Communication to divide or multiply? with Cristina Sanchez, director of Alpha and Omega Auxi Wheel, media delegate of the diocese of Ávila Xiskya Valladares, RPM co-founder of iMisión Damián María Montes CSsR, influencer and artist.
During these conversations, the Jesuit psychologist from Benin,* Noël Sèmassa Hinvo, will be presented with the 2023 Young Theological Prize for his work The* healing of interior wounds in the dynamics of the spiritual exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola.
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