AMERICA/ARGENTINA - “New religious movements and the challenge they pose to mission” Seminar Workshop on “Ecumenism and Mission” 16 and 17 July in Buenos Aires

Tuesday, 12 July 2005

Buenos Aires (Fides Service) - To study, understand and appreciate ecumenism the Pontifical Mission Societies in Argentina have organised a Seminar Workshop on Ecumenism and Mission to be held at the PMS national offices in Buenos Aires 16 and 17 July. The seminar will focus on new religious movements and the challenge they pose to mission.
The Seminar is part of a course in missiology offered by the John Paul II Missiology Centre belonging to the Pontifical Mission Societies in Argentina and will be compulsory for students who follow the course at a distance. However given the importance of the subject, the seminar open to everyone interested in the theme, particularly people involved in the field of mission.
The seminar will be given by experts members of the Bishops’ Commission for Ecumenism and Prof. Hector Altube of the Focolari Movement an expert on the theme. Subjects for reflection include: “Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue”; “Sects and new religious movements”; “Christian divisions in the 5th and 6th centuries. The Ancient Eastern Churches”; “11th century. Orthodox Churches and Reformed Churches. The Anglican Communion”; “Fundamentalism. Historical process. Origin and development”; “Fundamentalism as a religious movement. The community: concept, function, doctrine”; “Suggestions for ecumenical work in every day life”. (RZ) (Agenzia Fides 12/7/2005, righe 17, parole 220)