Reclaiming our Space October 2023
13-14 October 2023 - Rome & globally via video conference
TOWARDS A BEATITUDINAL CHURCH
VISION STATEMENT: 'DISCIPLESHIP OF EQUALS' - LAY-LED RESPONSE TO THE SYNOD
13th & 14th October 2023 in Rome ‘in person’ & globally ‘online’
Our public launch of Spirit Unbounded will be at an inaugural event in Rome during the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops. The event will be delivered on the 13th 14th October 2023, and it is anticipated, annually thereafter, in an agreed global setting.
It will be delivered in a hybrid format having both a physical/’in person’ and online presence, the latter with global reach. The global virtual component will be operated by a professional IT team based in Bristol UK.
By offering a professional fully managed virtual platform for hosting the event, we will encourage attendance and contribution from global participants in the knowledge that cost and environmental concerns need not be barriers to attendance.
It is anticipated that there will be physical ‘in person’ events held concurrently in participating local/global locations.
Sr Joan Chittister
Sr Joan Chittister, OSB, is one of the most influential religious and social leaders of our time. For over 50 years she has passionately advocated on behalf of peace, human rights, women’s issues, and monastic and church renewal
Dr Mary McAleese
Dr Mary McAleese was two term President of Ireland from 1997 to 2011. The theme of her presidency was Building Bridges and working for peace and reconciliation. She is a leading critic of Catholic Church teaching on among other things, women, homosexuality, Church members’ human rights, children’s rights, corporal punishment, church governance and episcopal accountability. Broadcaster and academic lawyer, she has a licentiate and doctorate in Canon Law.
The Event ‘DISCIPLESHIP OF EQUALS’ will offer a platform to international speakers. We are actively seeking better representation from the Global South. Please get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org
Voice our responses to the synod (reform agenda/dismissing the false arguments/theology - used as barriers to inclusion/sharing governance/ rethinking morality).
Showcase speakers committed to the Emerging Church looking to the future. Introducing Small Christian Communities and ‘Do It Yourself’ (DIY) groups. Publicly launch the Spirit Unbounded network, a Spirit-driven and beatitudinal movement where ALL are equal, grounded in the “sensus fidelium” – consent of the faithful.