SMA Summer School 2017 – “Faith Responding To Changing Times”

The Society of African Missions has just announced the 2017 theme and line-up for its popular Summer School at Dromantine Retreat and Conference Centre, Newry, Co. Down.

“Faith Responding To Changing Times” will be facilitated by Fr Sean Healy SMA and considered by the following keynote speakers and workshop presenters:

Friday 7 July

Justin Kilcullen: “Sustainable Development Goals: a Faith Response”

Saturday 8 July

Mary Reynolds: “Remembering Our Roles as Guardians of the Earth”

Sr Nellie McLaughlin RSM: Laudato Si’ and the Call to Conversion – Impossible Challenge for the Modern World?

Paul Vallely: “Can Pope Francis Resolve the Tensions and Differences within the Church and influence others beyond it?”

Dr Bryan McMahon: “The Reality of Direct Provision and the Christian duty to demand Change”

Rev Ivan Steen: “An inclusive parish: A Christian Imperative or Optional Extra?”

Sunday 9 July

Dr Fainche Ryan: “Imbalanced Leadership within the Church: The Challenges and the Consequences”

Fr Gerry O’Hanlon SJ: EUCHARIST

Dr Jessie Rodgers: “A Woman’s Voice in the Church: Biblical and Newcomer Perspectives”

Fr Gerry O’Hanlon SJ: “The People on the Margins: A Faith Response in a Secular Society.”

The conference brochure, including Speakers Biographies and costs can be accessed by clicking here:

The Summer School Booking Form may be accessed by clicking here:

Please note that attendance must be booked in advance as places are limited.

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