Seminary faculty member attends international conference
by S Lankes
Shown below is Rev. John Staak, OMI, Christ the King Seminary and Sr. Judith Merkle, Niagara University at Rome conference.
Thu, Mar 5th 2015 09:00 am
Rev. John Staak, OMI (CKS Assistant Professor of
Systematic Theology) is in Rome attending the international conference
"Renewing the Church in a Secular Age." The conference is organized by
the Council for Research in Values and Philosophy (RVP) and the
Pontifical Gregorian University and takes place under the high patronage
of the Pontifical Council for Culture.
Along with His Eminence Card. Gianfranco Ravasi, scholars such as Charles Taylor (McGill University,
Canada), José Casanova (Georgetown University, USA), Hans Joas
(Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany), Tomáš Halík (Charles
University, Czech Republic), William Desmond (K.U.Leuven), Adela Cortina
(University of Valencia, Spain) and various Professors from the
Pontifical Gregorian University, Italy) will participate.
This gathering is the result of a project that began in 2009 in a
public conversation between Cardinal Francis George (Chicago) and
Professor Charles Taylor, one of the greatest thinkers of our time and
renown author of the study A Secular Age. It will also be the launchpad
for similar initiatives that will investigate the impact of
secularization in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, in search of their
special contribution to the universal Church as a communion of dialogue.
For more information, visit http://www.crvp.org/conf/2015/rome.html