Commemoration of John XXIII’s Pacem in Terris (1963) held in Sydney, 4-9th July 2013

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Commemoration of John XXIII’s Pacem in Terris (1963) held in Sydney, 4-9th July 2013

This year’s conference of the Australian Catholic Theological Association focused on the theme “Fifty Years After Pacem in Terris.”   The Association Executive, led by Anne Hunt, who is also Dean of the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy at Australian Catholic University, invited Agnes Brazal (St Vincent School of Theology, Adamson University, Manila) to participate in the conference.   We were very glad to welcome Agnes, who came to Australia immediately after the Berlin CTEWC meeting at the end of June. In 2012, we benefited from the participation of the Indian theologian Felix Wilfred. 

(Agnes Brazal)

Agnes presented a paper on “Pacem in Terris in a Digital Age”.   Other papers closely related to the conference theme were by Robert Gascoigne, “Fifty Years after Pacem in Terris”, Bet Green, “Freedom in Pacem in Terris and Bede Griffiths’ Shantivanam, The Forest of Peace”, and Gerard Moore, “Worship after Pacem in Terris”.


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