Lay Centre Open Day 12th November 2022

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This is an opportunity for our friends in Rome to join us on an open day through reflections on the topic of Synodality from different perspectives: ecumenical, theological, sociological and historical.

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The Lay Centre cordially invites you to the Dies Academicus on 12 November 2022 starting at 9,00am

The highlights of the day will be the presentations of our Lay Centre scholars on the topic of Synodality from different perspectives: ecumenical, theological, sociological and historical.
This is an in-person event and presentations will be delivered in English and Italian. Prior registration via our online form is required, as lunch will be offered to those attending. 
We look forward to celebrating together the first Dies Academicus of our Community in 2022.

Scholars and topics:

  • Adrian Teodor Oancea is currently studying in the Licentiate program in Judaic Studies and Jewish-Christian relations at the Cardinal Bea Centre of the Pontifical Gregorian University
    Synodality and Autocephaly in the Eastern Orthodox Church - general information
  • Maria Teresa Avila has a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and a Master’s degree in Theology; she has worked in NGOs and education for over a decade. 
    Live Synodality: Bridge-People in Church History
  • Aljaž Krajnc is a Lay Centre scholar currently preparing a doctoral thesis on the Qur'an and its relationship with biblical tradition.
    A Reflection on Some Recent Developments in the Catholic Theology of Religions
  • Bruno Hermes de O. Santos is a PhD candidate in Sociology at the Pontifical Gregorian University, where he obtained his Licentiate in 2019.  
    Religion as a performative system: an ethnography among the gospel groups of the upper Acre River
  • Clemency Flitter is an ordinand in the Church of England. She has a BTh in Theology for Ministry from the University of Cambridge and currently studies at the Angelicum. 
    Historical Roots of Synodality and Inclusion in the Church of England

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