The Symposium will include two major presentations with responses by a yet-unnamed panel of SSND from a variety of cultures who will share from their cultural perspectives. The presentations will be incorporated in prayer, reflection, sharing and feedback from all participants (in-person and on livestreaming). We were blessed with a wealth of potential speaker suggestions; decisions were guided by multiple criteria given to us by our leadership teams and SSND responses to surveys and by the responses of prospective speakers.
The presenters selected are:
Stephen B. Bevans, SVD
Fr. Stephen is the Louis J. Luzbetak, SVD, Professor Emeritus of Mission and Culture at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. He is a commissioner on the World Council of Churches’ Commission on World Mission and Evangelism, and a member of his SVD Chicago Province’s Provincial Council. His current work includes research into Pope Francis’ thinking on enculturation and his signature phrase “the culture of encounter.”
Gloria L. Schaab, SSJ
Sister Gloria is the Associate Professor of Theology, director of graduate programs in theology and ministry, and Associate Dean for General Education at Barry University, in Miami Shores, Florida. She is the author of Trinity in Relation (Anselm Academic, 2012).
These two speakers will collaborate with each other in preparing their presentations and will share their final presentations with us after the symposium. In addition, they are open to archiving the livestreaming and putting it on DVDs for those who do not have easy access to the internet.