Why this title?

Before Easter time 2015, Pope Francis was pointing out that one the most pressing challenge is to address the “globalization of indifference”, the selfish and indifferent attitude towards the suffering of others that has achieved a global dimension. Some months later the Pope was announcing 2016 as the year of the mercy, that it may be considered as a response to this human indifference attitude. It’s about to recover the gratuity and goodness, the human link with the other human, the only way to have a fuller sense of human and divine world. However, this transformation process from the indifference to the mercy requires commitment, which one?

The three sessions

1- The public opening session

On Friday afternoon October, 28 in Barcelona City Centric Public Place (Blanquerna – Ramon Llull University School of Communication and International Relations – . The renowned Latin American theologian, Pax Romana Icmica chaplain since many years, considered as father of liberation theology, Gustavo Gutierrez will be the lecturer.

2- The study session.

From Saturday 29 to Sunday 30.

a) See: What is the current situation, seen from our movements all over the world, from our International Institution delegations and from other intellectual contributions.

b) Judge: based on movements’ analysis, and going in deep with the sociologic and ecologic analysis and with the theology evaluation,

c) Act: with the experiences / facts that different movements and people may have and decide to have at the local, continental and global level.

3- The statutory session.

It will take place from Monday October, 31 up to Tuesday November,1 noon, according to the agenda which will be communicated later.

Practical information

The sessions 2 and 3 will take place in Residència Salesiana Martí-Codolar where all the Pax Romana-ICMICA community will be hosted along the session days. Sunday 30 afternoon there will be a cultural visit in the city of Barcelona.

As the participants’ number will be 80, each delegation will have a limited number, in order to guarantee places for all countries. So each person is invited to make a pre-registration. According to the availabilities, he will receive a confirmation. Registration will start next month.

All registration, confirmation and payment activities will be done online.

The registration fee will be 100€ per person plus 60€ per person/day including accommodation and meals. Everything must be paid before October 15th. Each participant has to take care of this own travel costs.

Your committment now

 The PA 2016 is not a single meeting, but a process which has already started. We have to address decisive questions for our movements and the society. Therefore we have to prepare ourselves as well as possible, to be able to face these challenges in the best conditions. Each member, each movement, even not going to Barcelona, is invited to contribute, by sharing ideas, experiences, by meeting locally or online.

 Soon our preparatory team will contact you to spread the thematic survey, make online Skype interviews… to collect contributions. Do not hesitate to contact us clarify your questions or to submit proposals. Next time we will send an infopack to practically inform the confirmed participants..