The date will be March 31, 2012. at 9:00 am-5:00 p.m.
The place will be Locatelli Room in Locatelli Active Center at Santa Clara University, CA.
The current reality of the World and Church presents a new landscape for religious today.
We desire to come together for a day of reflecting and envisioning religious life in this challenging present and future.
We invite all who are interested in religious life: members of religious orders or in discernment for religious life, people who value religious life as a reality in the Church, and especially all those who carry questions about religious life in these times.
We face many challenges.
Globalization and cultural diversity, fragmentation and discrimination, secularization contrasted with an increasing new fundamentalism, growing injustice and poverty, neo-liberalism and ecological destruction, never-ending landscapes of war and abuse- scandals.
These are only some of the realities which heavily impact religious life today, in its very nature of dedication, vocation and mission.Further questions around the sense of community, its style and structure, about the cross-cultural relationships inside our communities and in our diverse ministries involve our formation as much as our apostolate.
A DAY FOR COMMUNAL REFLECTION AND DIALOGUE ON RELIGIOUS LIFE
With this conference,
we hope to create a space to listen,
to invite speakers,
to begin dialogue with them and
with other members
of the many diverse communities
in the Bay-Area.