Announcements

Calls for Papers

Call for Papers: 
ASIAN HORIZONS, DHARMARAM JOURNAL OF THEOLOGY
VOL. 11, NO. 5, MARCH 2017
CALL FOR PAPERS
AMORIS LAETITIA
AMORIS LAETITIA (AL), PUBLISHED FOLLOWING THE TWO SYNODS ON THE FAMILY - THE EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE SYNOD OF BISHOPS 2014 AND THE ORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE SYNOD OF BISHOPS 2015 - HAS EVOKED A LOT OF DISCUSSION NOT ONLY IN THE ACADEMIC CIRCLES, BUT ALSO AMONG THE PASTORS AND THE FAITHFUL IN GENERAL. EXPECTATIONS OF CHANGES, IN PARTICULAR ABOUT SOME OF THE DEBATED ISSUES WERE HIGH. BUT, HAS AL HAS CHANGED ANYTHING IN THE MORAL TEACHING OF THE CHURCH? EVEN MONTHS AFTER ITS PUBLICATION, THE DEBATE IS GOING ON AND THE INTERPRETATIONS GIVEN BY DIFFERENT BISHOPS AND THEOLOGIANS DIFFER. SIMILARLY, AL HAS PUT FORWARD CHALLENGING QUESTIONS REGARDING THE APPROACHES IN MORAL THEOLOGY AND PASTORAL PRACTICE. THE APPLICATION OF THE NATURAL LAW, DISCERNMENT OF CONSCIENCE, LAW OF GRADUALNESS, ETC. ARE SOME OF THEM.
MARCH 2017 ISSUE OF ASIAN HORIZONS ATTEMPTS TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE ONGOING DISCUSSION ON AMORIS LAETITIA.
SUGGESTED TOPICS (ONLY RECOMMENDATIONS, NOT EXHAUSTIVE):
- EXPERIENCE AND CHALLENGES OF FAMILIES
- CHRISTIAN VISION OF THE FAMILY ACCORDING TO AMORIS LAETITIA
- MARRIAGE PREPARATION PROGRAMME: A CRITICAL EVALUATION
- RESPONSIBLE PARENTHOOD AND PARENTING
- CONSCIENCE AND FORMATION OF CONSCIENCE IN LIGHT OF AMORIS LAETITIA
- CONTINUITY AND DISCONTINUITY OF THE TRADITION IN AMORIS LAETITIA
- IS THERE ANY CHANGE IN OF THE CHURCH TEACHING IN AMORIS LAETITIA?
- THE SPIRITUALITY OF THE FAMILY
- IRREGULAR SITUATIONS AND PASTORAL CARE OF THE FAMILY
- PRINCIPLES FOR PASTORAL CARE OF COUPLES IN DIFFICULT AND IRREGULAR SITUATIONS
- COMMUNION FOR THE DIVORCED AND REMARRIED COUPLES
- ACCOMPANYING, DISCERNING AND INTEGRATING WEAKNESS
- AMORIS LAETITIA: PSYCHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES
- AMORIS LAETITIA: FEMINIST PERSPECTIVES
- NATURAL LAW IN AMORIS LAETITIA
- THEOLOGICAL AND PASTORAL APPROACH OF POPE FRANCIS
AS USUAL, WE WELCOME OTHER ARTICLES ON ANY AREA OF THEOLOGICAL INTEREST AND RESEARCH.
PLEASE SEND YOUR ARTICLES (4500-5000 WORDS, INCLUDING THE FOOTNOTES) AT THE LATEST BY 31 JANUARY 2017. KINDLY INCLUDE THE ABSTRACT OF THE ARTICLE IN 150-200 WORDS, 5-7 KEYWORDS AND A SUMMARY OF THE CV OF THE AUTHOR IN 100-150 WORDS.
OTHER REGULAR ITEMS: "NEW SCHOLARS": ABSTRACT OF DOCTORAL THESES (RECENTLY DEFENDED AND NOT YET PUBLISHED); REPORTS AND STATEMENTS OF IMPORTANT CONFERENCES, BOOK REVIEWS.
FOR SUBMITTING THE ARTICLES AND FOR MORE DETAILS: SHAJI GEORGE KOCHUTHARA (EDITOR-IN-CHIEF): KOCHUTHSHAJI@GMAIL.COM
N.B. KINDLY FORWARD THIS TO YOUR FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES.
[ASIAN HORIZONS, PUBLISHED FROM DVK, IS A FORUM FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION IN THE ASIAN CONTEXT MARKED BY ECONOMIC POVERTY, CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND RELIGIOUS PLURALITY. ALTHOUGH THE FOCUS IS ON THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION IN THE CONTEXT OF ASIA, WE ALSO ADDRESS THEOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS AND CONCERNS OF THE UNIVERSAL CHURCH AND TRY TO DIALOGUE WITH THE CHURCH IN VARIOUS CONTEXTS. HENCE WE WELCOME AUTHORS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. ASIAN HORIZONS WAS LAUNCHED IN 2007 AS A BIANNUAL. FROM 2011 IT IS PUBLISHED AS A QUARTERLY. WE HAVE AN EDITORIAL BOARD CONSISTING OF MEMBERS FROM INDIA, OTHER ASIAN COUNTRIES AND OTHER CONTINENTS.]
ASIAN HORIZONS, DHARMARAM JOURNAL OF THEOLOGY
THEMES: 2016-2017
2016: VOL. 10
MARCH: ETHICS, THEOLOGY AND TECHNOLOGY
JUNE: ASIA'S WOMEN THEOLOGIANS
SEPTEMBER: ASIAN CHRISTIAN HERITAGE
DECEMBER: CONSCIENCE
2017: VOL. 11
MARCH: AMORIS LAETITIA
JUNE: PROTESTANT REFORMATION AFTER 500 YEARS
SEPTEMBER: NEW FACES OF RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISM AND VIOLENCE
DECEMBER: ASIAN CHRISTOLOGIES

Save the Date

Save The Date/Call for Papers: 

THE FUTURE OF CATHOLIC THEOLOGICAL ETHICS

Event date: Friday 20th January, 9:00am
Location: Heythrop College, University of London, Kensington Square, London W8 5HN
An International Day Conference at Heythrop College, University of London
In his ground-breaking new publication, Reframing Theological Ethics (Oxford University Press, 2016), Joseph Selling offers an ethical method that reorients Catholic understandings of theological ethics.  Catholic moral theology, he says, has been based on an approach which over-emphasises the role of normative ethics, thus confining moral responsibility to questions about whether a person is following or disobeying moral rules.
This important conference offers Catholic theological ethicists an opportunity to engage with Professor Selling's work through such themes as 'human motivation', 'intention' and 'virtue', and also through Thomistic and New Testament approaches.  We are delighted to have such distinguished speakers as Joseph Selling himself, Lisa Sowle Cahill, Edward Vacek, SJ, Nicholas Austin SJ, and Mathew Illathuparampil.

CALL FOR PAPERS

We welcome short papers from theological ethicists as well as (post)graduate students in theological ethics or moral theology who have some familiarity with the issues being discussed in Prof. Selling's book. The papers should suggest how the basic approach outlined in the book might be applied to current areas of ethical praxis. Suggested topics could include 'sexuality, parenthood, and family', 'migration and immigration', 'environmental change and sustainability', but may involve other specific areas of research. The principle aim is to apply the book's basic approach to particular topics.
Paper proposals (maximum 500 words) should be submitted to Dr Anna Abram ( a.abram@heythrop.ac.uk) before 31 October 2016. Authors of the selected papers will be notified by 15 November. These authors should prepare a presentation for the conference (maximum 20 min.) and have their final, full text (3.000-4.000 words) ready when they attend the Conference. Conference presenters are invited to publish their papers in a special issue of 'Religions' (an international, open access scholarly journal, publishing peer reviewed studies of religious thought and practice). Click here for further details.
Conference Fee (including lunch and refreshment) 
Standard:  £ 25 
Students:   £ 5 
Unwaged:  £ 10 
Heythrop Students and Staff: free
More details about the conference including the programme will be available online from September 2016
If you require accommodation, please contact Campus Services on 020 7795 4163 or email conferences@heythrop.ac.uk for further information.

Other Announcements

 
Application Posting:
Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton, NJ

The Center invites applications for its resident program in Princeton, NJ, during the 2017-18 academic year, when it will convene an international community of research scholars in its interdisciplinary Inquiry on Religion & Migration

Applicants offer a research proposal on any aspect of the topic. Scholars in the program, (a) work full-time on their projects in the optimal research environment at the Center, and (b) contribute to a regular colloquium on work in progress. The collaborative thinking of the resident research community is enhanced by a symposia series with leading thinkers on the topic, including Peter Phan, David Hollenbach, and Saskia Sassen.

The Call for Applications with further information on the inquiry topic and resident program can be found on the Center's website at:
The Inquiry on Religion & Migration is the first of four inquiries in the Center's Global Concerns Project, 2017-21.  Later inquiries will consider religion and inequality, religion and violence, and religion and the environment. For more information, go to:
Online Courses: 
Online short courses offered by Catherine of Siena College (University of Roehampton) are off to an excellent start, and students from different parts of the globe are signing up and enjoying them. So far, students have been able to take courses on Women and the Catholic Church, Migration Matters, Violence against Women and Spirituality and Social Action. Here is a comment from one of our students:
 
I found Violence against women: War, the Domestic Sphere and Religion profoundly educative, inspiring and eye-opening. Learning the various course themes from the standpoint of a man and a religious leader, I was awakened to crucial aspects pertaining to violence against women I was oblivious to owing to patriarchal cultural upbringing and espoused religious traditions that were often characterized by marginalization and oppression of women. Evidently coming from highly informed positions of the subject area, the course instructors presented the material in a thought-provoking manner that shaped strong gender-conscious theological convictions in me. I strongly recommend religious leaders of different faiths to take this course.
 
Details of upcoming courses, and information about how to register and apply for a bursary can be found at http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/Catherine-of-Siena/. Email catherineofsiena@roehampton.ac.uk for more information.


Nonprofit Web Design and Development by New Media Campaigns