January the FIRST (2012)

Dear Friends,

Happy New Year! We are presently expanding the website.

This email will be posted as the January First Newsletter when the website expansion is done.  For now, I am sending you this update for the future.

In February, we will resume the regular First format. Please, as you scroll down this email, do not hesitate to contact us with ideas, suggestions, proposals. It’s now the time to work together for the future. Prayers and Blessings

Plans for the Future
January 7
Book Launch: Catholic Theological Ethics, Past, Present, and Future: The Trento Conference (Orbis, 2011)
Place: at the Society of Christian Ethics, Washington DC, after Catholic Liturgy

March 15-18
Planning Committee Meeting
Place: Boston College
Project Organizer: Jim Keenan
Email contact: James.keenan.2@bc.edu

August 21-23
Pan-Africa Regional Conference
Place: Nairobi
Project Organizer: Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator
Email Contact: wadoghe@yahoo.co.uk

We have organized the next regional conference in the form of an expert seminar in Nairobi on August 21-22,  2012. The theme of the seminar is “CTEWC in Africa After Trento: Engaging the African Synod”.  It will be held at Hekima College Jesuit School of Theology and Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations, Nairobi, Kenya. Invitations have gone out to presenters, respondents and participants.

Approximately 40 people are expected to participate, mostly from Africa. Also, the seven recipients of CTEWC scholarship for the advanced training of African women in theological ethics have been invited to attend the seminar.  Following the seminar, on 23 August 2012, CTEWC will sponsor a public lecture on feminism in Africa and the world church and ecological sustainability. This lecture will take place at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa in Nairobi.   On August 24-25, the entire Planning Committee will meet in Nairobi.

Later in the year, MT Davila and Jim Keenan will travel to Latin America to begin plans for regional conferencing and scholarships in Latin America.

Planning Committee Meets in Europe
Place: Berlin
Project Coordinator: Antonio Autiero
Email Contact: autiero@uni-muenster.de

In Berlin, we hope to meet with the European members of the Padua and Trento Planning committees, the European members of the CTEWC Development Committee, the Eastern European Regional Committee, and the leaders of the European Society of Catholic Theology.

Among other matters, we hope to strategize about scholarships for PhD students of Catholic Theological Ethics in Eastern Europe. Any ideas for this meeting may be sent to Antonio.

Book Launch: Feminist Catholic Theological Ethics: Conversations in the World Church, editors: Linda Hogan (Ireland) and Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator (Nigeria/Kenya.

Pan-Asian Regional Conference
Place: ????
Project Coordinator:  Lúcás Chan Yiu Sing
Email Contact: lucas.chan@dublin.com

In 2008, Agnes Brazal and Eric Genilo hosted a very successful East-Asian Regional Conference in Manila.  In 2014, we hope to host a Pan-Asian Conference with its format and scope to be like the conference presently being prepared in Nairobi.  The Asian CTEWC Regional Committee is very active and we hope that Lúcás along with Agnes, Clement, Eric, Shaji, and Sharon can begin strategizing for this event for the summer of 2014.

Any proposals or suggestions, contact Lúcás.

Book Launch: Just Sustainability: Technology, Ecology, and Resource Extraction, editors: Christiana Peppard (US) and Andrea Vicini (Italy), publication date, 2014.

Planning Committee has its annual meeting
Place: ???

Book Launch: The Local Church and the Place of the Catholic Ethicist, editors: Antonio Autiero (Germany) and Laurenti Magesa (Kenya), publication date 2015.

Pan-Latin America Regional Conference
Place: ???
Project Coordinator: MT Davila
Email Contact: MTDavila@ants.edu

MT will be launching discussions about this event in January 2012.  Any proposals or suggestions should be sent to MT.

Book Launch: Catholic Theological Ethics on the Migrations of Peoples: Living with(out) Borders
, editors: Agnes Brazal (Philippines) and MT Davila (Puerto Rico), publication date 2016.

Planning Committee has its annual meeting
Place: ???

Book Launch: The Bible and Catholic Theological Ethics, editors: Lucas Chan Yiu Sing (Hong Kong) and Ronaldo Zacharias (Brazil), publication date 2017.

Any suggestions for 2018?  Contact me: james.keenan.2@bc.edu

James F. Keenan, S.J.
Founders Professor in Theology
Director, Presidential Scholars Program
Boston College

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