“The Role of Women in the Church: Opening Pathways to Dialogue.”
The Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, together with other six institutions, present the “Joint Diploma in Women and the Church.”
May 5, 2022 3:30-5:00 p.m.
At the Pontifical Urbanian University
April 26, 2022 – On May 5 from 3:30 p.m. at the Pontifical Urbanian University, the Institute for Higher Studies on Women (ISSD) of our Athenaeum, is organizing the Press Conference for the Presentation of the Book “Women and the Church: a laboratory of ideas” -result of the 2020-2021 Edition of the Joint Diploma- and the next Edition of the Joint Diploma in Women and the Church, scheduled from June 18 to July 2, 2022.
For the Press Conference, a round table will be organized and moderated by the journalist Lucia Capuzzi (Foreign Editorial Office Avvenire), our Media Partner.
The round table will include two moments:
– A first panel during which issues related to the institutions and the current relevance of the topic will be explored.
– A second panel during which the new edition of the Joint Diploma in Women and the Church will be presented.
As stated by Marta Rodriguez, ISSD Academic and Research Area Coordinator, “We look with great hope at this third edition of the Joint Diploma, which demonstrates the consolidation of this journey that began four years ago. Together with the partner universities, we wanted to create a laboratory of ideas and concrete experiences that would activate processes for a more synodal Church, where men and women, priests and laity work together to respond to the challenges and questions of our time. Enhancing the specific contribution of women is a condition and a path to do so.”
The Joint Diploma in Women and the Church is a shared initiative between the Institute of Higher Studies on Women of the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, the Pontifical Urbaniana University, the Pontifical Salesian University, the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, the Pontifical Faculty of Educational Sciences “Auxilium”, and the Claretianum Institute of Theology of Consecrated Life. It also counts with the sponsorship of the Conference of Rectors of Roman Pontifical Universities and Institutions (CRUIPRO) and the Academia de Lideres Catolicos.
The Course explores the specific contribution of women in the life and mission of the Church, in order to activate processes of mutual collaboration between women and men in ecclesial environments. This reflection is tied to the question about the lay faithful, posed especially by the Second Vatican Council and of particular relevance in this synodal journey. Alongside the many examples of fruitful collaboration between men and women in the life and mission of the Church, there are also cultural and other barriers that overshadow their reciprocity and effective cooperation.
Journalists and media operators who wish to participate must apply, no less than 24 hours before the event, through the Holy See Press Office online accreditation System available at: press.vatican.va/accreditamenti
For information and Joint Diploma Registration
[email protected] – Tel: 06 916 89 903.
Press Release pdf.