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Studiedag Thomas van Aquino: Hoop en wanhoop

donderdag, 15 januari 2015 00:00

Verleden jaar heeft pater Thomas Dunton een studiedag gegeven over angst. Dit jaar willen we verder gaan met het thema van de passies, vanuit de hoogst interessante analyses van Thomas van Aquino, in het bijzonder over hoop en wanhoop. Wat is hoop eigenlijk? Is hopen wel realistisch? Wat is wanhoop en wat kunnen we doen als het onze blik op het leven lijkt te beheersen?

Pater Thomas Dunton csj, master in science van de Universiteit van Oxford en master in philosophy van de Universiteit van Lyon, leeft in Londen en werkt daar als pastor aan de Universiteit van East London. Hij geeft les aan het Saint John Institute in Londen en aan het Ecclesia Summer Institute in de VS.

Docent: pater Thomas Dunton csj (in het Engels)
Datum: 24 januari 2015, 10.00 - 17.00 uur
Locatie: Thomas a Kempis Leerhuis, Utrecht

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European conference: Roots of Unity

woensdag, 17 oktober 2012 10:52

ViennaVienna and Bratislava
27th-30st March 2014

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Rather unexpected the European Union won the 2012 Nobelprice for Peace. At the same time, the economic situation of many EU-countries is a serious threat to the unity of Europe. Thus, we invite students and young professionals to gather in March 2014 in the centre of Europe, halfway Vienna and Bratislava. We will deepen our understanding of the fundaments of European unifying. We will focus on the Christian roots of our society and discover how a new understanding of the law of nature can give us a ‘listening heart’ for how we could see Europe of tomorrow. Come and join the Brothers of Saint John in an atmosphere of encounter and prayer, to search together for wisdom and truth.

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AtomiumBrussels, 16th-20th May 2012

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After The Hague and London in 2010, Vilnius in 2011, it’s now up to Belgium to organize a conference held from the 16th till the 20th May 2012 in the surroundings of Brussels about: ‘Religion and modern man’. The topics which will be discussed are drawn from the book Light of the World (LM Edition Bayard), based on an interview of Pope Benedict XVI by Peter Seewald.
More than seventy English-speaking young people between 20 and 30 years old, Christian and non-Christian, coming from all over Europe will join this conference, organized by the Community of Saint John and a group of young professionals, reflecting together on the modern world.

Search for truth
The JohannesAcademy organizes conferences for young Europeans seeking formation and reflecting upon the future of the society in which they live. With these conferences, the brothers want to encourage a personal search for wisdom and truth. The conferences are taking place in a surrounding of prayer, discovery and sharing.
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Verslag: 'Questioning Cultures'

maandag, 30 mei 2011 17:37
Litouwse dansenMet zo’n zestig jongeren uit tien verschillende landen in het vliegtuig, op weg naar… Litouwen! Hier stond ons een bomvol programma te wachten met veel input, uitstapjes, culturele ontdekkingen, gebedsmomenten, lekker eten, boeiende ontmoetingen, enz., enz!

Het begon met een hartelijk welkom door de prior van de priorij in Vilnius waar we allen werden ontvangen. Jongeren van daar, die als vrijwilliger al maanden met de voorbereiding bezig waren, brachten ons naar onze knusse kamertjes en we voelden ons gelijk helemaal thuis in dit mooie klooster. De ‘kick-off’ bestond uit het kijken een humoristische film genaamd ‘The concert’ over hoe culturen kunnen botsen maar ook de mens kunnen verheffen.

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European conference: ‘Human Economics’

dinsdag, 04 januari 2011 15:39

A report
Economics and the Human Person

geldWho serves who?
Slowly participants started arriving from the different corners of Europe and from the five different London airports as well. For some a great adventure due to the weather circumstances, for some a piece of cake.
After the introductory film ‘Wall street’ it’s time for the real work on human economics! Father Samuel introduces us into the different questions regarding work as a dimension of the human person and the challenge of economics in modern society. Tim Church from McKinsey & Company gives his experience and perspective on the noble purpose of economics: a service to mankind.
Small workshops encourage us to deepen our personal reflection on the importance of work in daily life, not only as a means to earn our living, but more as an essential part in the structure of becoming a human person.
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Report of a participant

conferentie‘Sweet, sweet peace’, ‘an indefinable term’, ‘an utopia’, ‘hippies with a joint’, ‘what to do with it?!’ These were the different associations to peace the Dutch participants of the conference Commitments for Peace had beforehand. Despite the ashes (from the Icelandic vulcano), almost fifty participants from Lithuania, Rumania, Austria, the United Kingdom, and some from Albania, Croatia, Nigeria and France, gathered together in the royal residence of The Hague, for a meeting that would last over four days.
The program was packed and consisted of different parts. Framing lectures, reflective lectures, workshops, visits to and encounters with people engaged in the quest for peace, prayer times and socializing. Each day had a different topic which would be elaborated throughout the day.
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European conference: Religion and modern man

donderdag, 05 januari 2012 00:00

astronautBrussels, 16th-20th May 2012

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Modernity brings so many new questions to mankind, as science and technology shape his new identity. Does religion, and in particular Christianity, have anything to offer to the future of our modern Europe? Where do you find wisdom for life?


More than a hundred young people will come together with the Brothers of Saint John to discover:

Panorama: the world as it works today

    Challenges of modern times
  •   Where has progress lead us?
  •   Tolerance and truth / relativism and freedom
  •   Religion and atheism
  •   The impact of the media
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Gate of Dawn, VilniusEuropean countries are very diverse but work together. Why? Peace and the principles of human economics form a rationale for the European Union cooperation project. This was studied in The Hague and London. A very strong element of a united Europe is its millenia old shared cultural history as well. Culture is the topic of our next conference on Europe. We invite you to Lithuania to discover the importance of culture for Europe. Located at the crossroad between western, eastern, central and northern Europe, many influences come together. Its capital Vilnius was European Capital of Culture in 2009 and therefore an excellent location to talk culture. As relevant is the impact of the great wars of the last century on this country. Nazism and communism formed cultural shocks and after many years of occupation Lithuanians got their freedom back, also their cultural freedom.
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