Pope Francis and Thinking With the Church

Pope Francis and Thinking With the Church

Sandie Cornish reflects on the meaning of ‘thinking with the Church’ for Jesuits, and Pope Francis’ recent comments on this notion. What does ‘thinking with the Church’ mean to you?

  1. NATIONAL WORKSHOP AND TRAINING FOR INDIAN FRANCISCANS INVOLVED IN SOCIAL APOSTOLATES

    (ASSOCIATION OF FRANCISCAN FAMILIES OF INDIA – AFFI)

    20-24 Oct, 2013, Vinayalaya, Andheri East, Mumbai, India

    UNITED IN BUILDING A JUST AND PEACEFUL THROUGH THE ENTITLEMENTS OF THE MARGINALISED

    20th October– INAUGURATION

    5pm – Registration of Participants
    6.00 – Inaugural Mass –AFFI Delegate
    7.00 – Inaugural session (Prayer & welcome address)
    7.05 – Focus of the programme and expected outcome
    7. 10 – Self Introductions
    7.40 – Presidential Address – Delegate, AFFI
    7.55 – Formation of committees (Liturgical, Cultural, House chores etc)
    8.00 – Supper
    8.30 – Documentary film related to Human Rights

    21st Oct – Rights Based Approach to Development

    6.30 am – Meditation
    7.00 – Morning Prayer and Holy Eucharist
    7.45 – Breakfast
    9.00 – Session – I: Franciscans and the marginalised
    10.30 – Coffee Break
    11.00 – Session – II: RBA – Orientation
    12.00 – Session – III: UN Declaration on Human Rights, UN Conventions on Civil and Political Rights, Economic Social and Cultural Rights
    1.00 – Lunch break
    3.00 – Group Discussion Session – IV: Qns based on Social Analysis
    4.30 – Tea Break and Free time
    6.00 – Session – V: Violence against Women
    7.00 – Evening Prayer and Eucharistic adoration
    8.00 – Supper
    8.30 – Documentary film related to Justice and Peace

    22nd Oct Food Security Bill and our Concrete mission
    7am – Morning prayer, Meditation and Eucharist
    7.30 – Breakfast
    9.00 – Session – VI – Right to Food Campaign – Introduction
    10.30 – Coffee Break
    11.00 – Session – VII – New Food Security Act
    12.00 – Session – VIII –
    1.00 – Lunch break
    3.00 – Group Discussion Session – IX –
    4.30 – Tea Break and Free time
    6.00 – Session – X – Movement Building
    7.30 – Evening Prayer
    8.00 – Supper
    8.30 – Common Recreation

    23 Oct & 24th October
    VARIOUS THEMES TO BE DEALT
    1. Project Writing – Introduction
    2. Project management
    3. Logical Frame work
    4. Various schemes available in India for Project
    5. Use of various ministries and departments
    6. Networking with International NGOs
    7. Focus on Vision and Mission
    8. Project submission
    9. Running a Social Work department
    10. Applying for Government schemes
    11. Submitting reports to Government
    12. Guidance to actual project writing
    13. Helping to actually preparing a project and presentation

    24th October – 5pm departure

  2. The concept of the “whole church” is the issue. So far the insights are from less than half the church as the voice of women has been ignored, suppressed or dismissed. Lets hope that Francis allows the other half to be heard and included. I patiently await this but …

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