Lima (Fides Service) - With the fundamental theme of Eucharist and Charity in this Year of the Eucharist on 18 and 19 July in Lima there will be 4th edition of Days for International Charity and Voluntary Work organised by the John Paul II International Institute for Charity and Voluntary Work of San Antonio University in Murcia (Spain) in collaboration with the Centre for Community Studies and Development of Callao (Peru) under the patronage of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum. Among those present Archbishop Paul Josef Cordes President of Cor Unum, Bishop José Hugo Garaycoa Hawkins of Tacna and Moquegua and President of the Peruvian Bishops’ Conference, Bishop Javier del Rio auxiliary of Callao, other bishops, priests, religious pastoral workers and ordinary lay people.
The aim of the Days for International Charity and Voluntary Work which will take place at Santa Orsola Education Centre, San Isidro district (Lima) is to reflect on the bonds between the Eucharist and Charity in the life of the faithful. Each day will focus on a special topic. Monday 18 July: “Foundations of social-charity work” with 2 conferences: Volontary work and University (Dr José Antonio Benito Rodriguez) and anthropological foundations of voluntary work (Fr. Antonio Alcaraz L., John Paul II International Institute for Charity and Voluntary Work). Tuesday 19 : “Pratical guidelines for social-charity work”. Participants will visit the Centre for Community Studies and Development of Callao to listen to the presentation of the project “Catholic University of Callao: University for the Poor”. In the afternoon Bishop Javier del Rio will give a talk on “Charity, new Movements and Communities”, then Bishop Lino Panizza of Carabayllo and President of Caritas Peru will speak on “Caritas in Peru: present situation and new challenges”. The day will close with a conference by Archbishop. Paul Josef Cordes on “Religion and charity work”.
A special moment will be a meeting with young people with the theme “Young People and Social-Charity Work”. Participants will include a of group of UCAM university students who will engagé in social-healthcare work in Callao (Lima) and with other students will take part in an upcoming seminar on “Historical context and voluntary work today ” at San Marcos University Lima. (RZ) (Agenzia Fides 14/7/2005 - Righe 30, Parole 387)