The title of our ninth annual Summer School and International Conference, Beyond Secular Faith is Diaspora, Community, and Solidarity.

The freedom and flourishing of many Christian as well as Muslim minorities in zones of conflict around the world are seriously compromised, oftentimes even their existence is threatened. In the post-Christian societies of the western democracies, an increasing number of Christian communities live in diaspora in a cultural, political, and economic sense.

When surveying Church-history however, diaspora communities have acknowledged the opportunity to strengthen their authentic relationship with the Incarnated Son; sharing the destiny of the One who was despised, they have deepened their Trinitarian understanding of community and political life and have thus contributed to the rebirth of a community open to dialogue and solidarity.

Our goal is to explore how the experience of living in diaspora today, for both Muslim and Christian people, illuminates the vision of a community capable of solidarity.

Following Pope Francis’s idea about the importance of building bridges with this encounter we thus seek to address these issues concerning the Muslim-Christian relationship with a global horizon and even though in the particularly rich historical context of the city of Granada.

COMPLETE PROGRAM BOOK OF ABSTRACTS
CALL FOR PAPERS & CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Deadline: 31 May 2022

We invite graduate and PhD students, as well as postdoctoral researchers, to take part in the International Symposium.

Please send a short CV and a letter of intent to secretaria@institutoifes.es

If you would like to present a paper, please also send an abstract (400 words) on a topic related to the theme of the Symposium.

This year we are pleased to announce the «John Paul II Essay Prize«. Students presenting a paper at the Symposium will have the opportunity to participate in this competition. The best essay will be elected by the academic committee of the Conference presided by Ks. Dr. hab. Grzegorz Holub.

The winner will receive an award of 250€ and publication in the journal Logos i Ethos (http://czasopisma.upjp2.edu.pl/logosiethos).
Logos i Ethos is a scientific peer-reviewed journal published since 1991 by the Faculty of Philosophy of the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow.

PROGRAM

SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM

Monday, June 27th
18:30 – Reception at the Seminary
21:00 – Dinner

Tuesday, June 28th
08:00 – Celebration of the Holy Mass at the Seminary
09:00 – Breakfast
09:40 – Meeting point – Seminary Entrance to visit Sacromonte Abbey
10:00 – Sacromonte Abbey Visit
11:30 – Inaugural ceremony at Sacromonte Abbey: Msgr. Javier Martínez, Miriam de las Mercedes Cortés, Rocco Buttiglione
14:00 – Lunch
16:00 – 20:30 – PLENARY SESSION – KEYNOTE LECTURES
– Jarosław Jagiełło: Solidarity as a Challenge and a Task
– John Milbank: Ecumenism, Geopolitics and Crisis
– Robert Wozniak: Solidarity in Trinitarian Key. Broadening the Perspective
– Rocío Daga: From Greek to Arabic: Sawirus ibn al Muqaffa and the Arabisation of Knowledge in Egypt
– Jeffrey Wilson: Communities of Transmission: The Texts of Aristotle from Antiquity to the Renaissance
– Miguel Escobar Torres: Setting Roots Down in the Earth: Rediscovering Humanity, Community, and the Church
– Mª Ángeles Corpas Aguirre: Fundamentalisms and Secular Humanism: Behind the Modern Mirage

Wednesday, June 29th
08:00 – Celebration of the Holy Mass at the Seminary
09:00 – Breakfast
10:00 – Alison Milbank: Creative Imagination in Christianity and Islam
11:00 – Miłosz Hołda: Interreligious Solidarity as a Benefit of Divine Hiddenness
12:00 – Rocco Buttiglione: To Gather the Dispersed Sheep of the House of Noah
13:00 – Ahmed Hassan Mohamed Ahmed: Islam’s View of Symbiotic charitable Work
14:00 – Lunch
16:00 – 17:50 – PRESENTATIONS OF PAPERS
-Jacob W. François: Givenness as Substratum of Solidarity: St. John Paul II’s Philosophy in Act
– Orsolya Pál-Jakab: Why are you here?
– Emmanuel E. Arikhan: The IDPs in Nigeria as the New Diaspora- The Wojtylan Phenomenology of Solidarizing
17:50 – 20:30 – PLENARY SESSION – KEYNOTE LECTURES
– Anna Jani: Community and Secularity in the Life and Thinking of Edith Stein
– János Frivaldszky: The Content and Potential of the Christian Covenant among Christians in our Time
– Eduard Fiedler: Revelations from the Underground: Trinitarian Metaphysics and the Underground Church
– Christian Ströbele: Religious Commitment Against “Secular Reasons”? On Norms for Public Reasoning
21:00 – Dinner

Thursday, June 30th
08:00 – Celebration of the Holy Mass at the Seminary
09:00 – Breakfast
10:00 – Alison Milbank: Creative Imagination in Christianity and Islam
11:00 – Miłosz Hołda: Interreligious Solidarity as a Benefit of Divine Hiddenness
12:00 – Rocco Buttiglione: To Gather the Dispersed Sheep of the House of Noah
13:00 – Ahmed Hassan Mohamed Ahmed: Islam’s View of Symbiotic charitable Work
14:00 – Lunch
16:00 – 21:00 – PLENARY SESSION – KEYNOTE LECTURES
– Eduardo González di Pierro: Mystic and Judaism. The Limits of Edith Stein’s Phenomenology
– Bulcsú Hoppál: The Concept of Person and Personhood in the Philosophical Thinking of the 20th Century
– Tim Mosteller: The Axiology of Christian Diaspora: Pilgrims in a Strange Land
– Zoltán Balázs: The Theological and Religious Foundations of Liberalism
– Zbigniew Stawrowski: Conservatism and Christianity
– Noemi Sanches: Rootedness and Uprooting in the Thought of Simone Weil. A Contribution to Think about Today’s Diasporas
– Alejandra Novoa Echaurren: The Need for Roots: True Love and Solidarity in Diaspora Communities
– Juan Carlos Moreno Romo: Sin ser del mundo / Without Being of the World
21:00 – Concert
21:45 – Cocktail Dinner

Friday, July 1st
08:00 – Celebration of the Holy Mass at the Seminary
09:00 – Breakfast
10:00 – Alison Milbank: Creative Imagination in Christianity and Islam
11:00 – Miłosz Hołda: Interreligious Solidarity as a Benefit of Divine Hiddenness
12:00 – Rocco Buttiglione: To Gather the Dispersed Sheep of the House of Noah
13:00 – Ahmed Hassan Mohamed Ahmed: Islam’s View of Symbiotic charitable Work
14:00 – Lunch
16:00 – 19:00 – PLENARY SESSION – KEYNOTE LECTURES
– Mariéle Wulf: Love Your Neighbour – A Person Like You
– Mike Taylor: Proclaim the Good News to the Whole Creation”: Christian Communities, Ontological Solidarity, and the Land
– Matthias Vollet: Una Religio in Rituum Varietate: Nicholas of Cusa on the One Faith as an Absolute Presupposition to all Religions
– Mátyás Szalay: From Diaspora Consciousness to Solidarity
19:00 – Closing speech: Michał Łuczewski: Philosophari in Amicitia. Granada as «Denkkollektiv»

ACADEMIC BOARD

Mátyás Szalay (Director), Rocco Buttiglione, Rocio Daga Portillo, Michael Taylor

ACADEMIC ADVISORY BOARD

Alfonso Aguilar González, David Alcalde Morales, María Ángeles Corpas Aguirre, Rodrigo Guerra López, Jarosław Jagiełło, Michał Łuczewski, Feliciana Merino Escalera, Balázs Mezei, Alison Milbank, John Milbank, Timothy Mosteller, Teresa Obolevitch, Enrique Rico Pavés, Aaron Riches, Zbigniew Stawrowski, Matthias Vollet.

FEES

The program fee includes all tuition costs, meals, and your own private room with bathroom (no air conditioning).

SINGLE ROOM — €420/person
DOUBLE ROOM — €740/2 people
SYMPOSIUM ONLY—without room and board: €100/person

We offer accommodation in the Diocesan Seminary of Granada (Paseo de Cartuja, 49)where the Symposium will be held.

Accommodation for participants includes the nights of 27, 28, 29, 30 June and 1 July 2022.

Reception at the Seminary will be on Monday 27 June 2022 from 18:00h—21:00h.

ORGANIZING INSTITUTIONS

Institute of Philosophy Edith Stein
Paseo de Cartuja, 49
18011 Granada, Spain
Tel. + 34 958160 978
secretaria@institutoifes.es
www.institutoifes.es

Pontifical University of John Paul II
Faculty of Philosophy
ul. Kanonicza 9
31-002 Krakow, Poland
www.upjp2.edu.pl

Pontifical University of Salamanca
C. de la Compañía, 5,
37002 Salamanca (Spain)
www.upsa.es

International Center for the Study of the Christian Orient
Plaza Alonso Cano s/n
18001 Granada, Spain
www.icsco.org

Laudato Si’ Institute
Paseo de Cartuja, 49
18011 Granada, Spain
www.laudatosiinstitute.org

WITH THE COLLABORATION OF

Center of Theology and Philosophy
The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD
www.theologyphilosophycentre.co.uk

Editorial Nuevo Inicio
C/ Libreros, 10
Granada (Spain)
www.nuevoinicio.es

Institute of Theology Lumen Gentium
Paseo de Cartuja, 49
18011 Granada (Spain)
www.itlumengentium.es

Centre for Thought of John Paul II
ul. Foksal 11
00-372 Warszawa (Poland)
www.centrumjp2.pl

Kueser Akademie für Europäische Geistesgeschichte
Gestade 6
54470 Bernkastel-Kues, Germany
www.kueser-akademie.de