Rome (Italy). On March 9, 2020, a “Round Table” will be held at the “Auxilium” – Rome (Italy) on the theme: “Women Education Church. Critical issues and resources for an educational alliance.”
In the context of the International Women’s Day and the start of the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the erection of the Pontifical Faculty of Rome, from 15.30 to 17.30, the “Auxilium” promotes a conversation between Ambassadors to the Holy See.
The Round Table, moderated by Andrea Monda, Director of “L’Osservatore Romano”, is an ideal preparation for the Global Compact on Education which will be initiated at the Vatican on 14 May 2020.
It is unique that the study seminar is promoted in the first Pontifical Faculty directed by women, with the specialty of research in the Sciences of Education, and that the dialogue takes place with women who, due to their ecclesial position and their skills, have a singular perception and experience of the Church.
The Ambassadors to the Holy See, Sally Axworthy (United Kingdom), Elisabeth Beton Delègue (France), Franziska Honsowitz (Austria), Grace Relucio Princesa (Philippines), Miroslava Rosas (Panama), María Elvira Velásquez Rivas-Plata (Peru), and Caroline Weijers (Kingdom of the Netherlands) will offer their testimony on the trinomial “women church education” starting from the characteristics of their countries of origin.
Listening to the voices that come from different contexts and institutions is an opportunity to work in synergy with a new educational culture that from a small place on the periphery can reach other contexts in an unexpected way.
Directed for over fifty years by the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, the Pontifical Faculty of Educational Sciences “Auxilium” expresses its cultural mission characterized by internationality and interculturality, as a consolidated and lived experience, and also the goal for the formation of the university to build strong identities in an increasingly multi-ethnic and multicultural society; with the formation of educational professionalism in constant attention to the transformations of contemporary society and involving all professions, from the most traditional to the most innovative and recent ones.
It is the same mission that Benedict XVI called “service of intellectual charity”, declined in the formation of the new generations of educators and professionals of education.