The HEST cluster on Ignatian studies meets in Brussels for the fourth time

A new meeting of the Ignatian studies cluster of the project took place on October 12 and 13.
On this occasion we missed Carlos Coupeau, but we were happy to incorporate Tibor Bartok sj, professor of the Institute of Spirituality at the Gregorian University in Rome.

The meeting focused on the presentation of various academic papers by members of the group.
Philip Endean brought us a reflection on the evolution of the way of understanding social transformation in the Society of Jesus in the last General Congregations. Jad Chebli told us about the life of Jesuit Nicloas Kluiters, a martyr in Lebanon. His life experience continues to move and inspire. Finally, Fredrik Heiding brought us a reflection on formation for social transformation.

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Encounter of the HEST programme’s cluster on Christian Muslim relations. Innsbruck



On October 22nd and 23rd the cluster on Christian-Muslim dialogue of the HEST programme held an encounter in Innsbruck on “Studying, Teaching and Encountering Islam in Ignatian Contexts”. The meeting gathered a group of 18 scholars working on Islamic-Christian dialogue coming from Sankt Georgen (Frankfurt), Deusto University, Comillas University, Université Saint Joseph (Beirut), Facultad de Teología de Granada, Saint Thomas Institute (Moscow), Collegium Bobolanum Warsaw, PISAI (Rome), Universidad Loyola Andalucía and Innsbruck Faculty of Theology. There was also a Jesuit from the German Province working directly with Muslim migrants in the social apostolate. The meeting was coordinated by Michaela Quast-Neulinger (Innsbruck Faculty of Theology), Tobias Specker SJ (Sankt Georgen) and Gonzalo Villagrán SJ (Granada Faculty of Theology)

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Kraków’s seminar on the theme: “A powerful universe – levels of powers” Metaphysics of dispositions and its applications. Part I.

The Science and Religion HEST Cluster - after a series of the preparatory Skype meeting – gathered face to face in the real world. On 6-7th of October 2018 in Cracow (Poland) took place our second working seminar. It was the first of three gatherings of the HEST Cluster on Science and Religion which were planned within the project “A powerful universe – levels of powers” elaborated by the gathering of the Cluster in February 2018 in Innsbruck.

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Second webinar of the HEST Ecology Cluster

On June 8, the second Webinar of the HEST cluster on Ecology and Environmental Challenges took place. Once again Andreas Carlgren chaired the session.

This time, we took advantage of the gathering to continue the reflection on Laudato Si (led by Stefan Einsiedel) and to discuss the details of the future research project of the cluster (led by Richard Maroun).
Regarding the latter, two topics were revealed as the most consensual ones for the group, i.e. solid waste/food waste and air pollution/transportation.

We decided to leave the decision open for the time being and take it in our next webinar. In order to inform this important decision, a survey will be developed and distributed to collect information about the preferences and concrete expertise of the cluster member regarding these topics.

Next webinar will be on Friday, October 5th, from 13:00 to 15:00.


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Vulnerability and autonomy: the cluster in Anthropology reflects in Krakow


In May 23-25, six professors of philosophy met during three days in Krakow for a workshop on Anthropology (one of the Clusters of HEST). Laura Rizzerio (UNamur), Magdalena Kozak, Celina Kisiel-Dorohinieka, Andrzej Gielarowski, Robert Grzywacz, S.J. (Ignatianum, Krakow) and Guilhem Causse, S.J. (Centre Sèvres, Paris) shared their researches on anthropology, specifically about the inseparable relationship between vulnerability and autonomy. During the evening, Robert showed us the wanders of the City of Krakow, and Tomasz Homa, S.J., Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy of the Ignatianum, invited us to discover some culinary specialties. The last morning, we prepared an International Conference that will take place in December in Namur.

Guilhem Causse

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