Summer School



The Christian
in political

Ljetna škola teologije Dubrovnik

(A)politična vjera: kršćani u političkom prostoru


Dubrovnik – the place of meeting and theological dialogue

Applications for Dubrovnik Summer School of Theology are open

Dubrovnik Diocese organizes Summer School of Theology which will be held 18-24 July on the topic: „(A)political faith: The Christian in political arena“. The School will be attended by renowned  lecturers, along with students from South-East Europe. Summer School of Theology gather Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant students at advanced undergraduate and MA level with the aim of creating space for their meeting and thinking about the current theological questions.

Apostolic Administrator of Dubrovnik Diocese and Coadjutor Archbishop of Rijeka Mate Uzinić emphasises in his invitation that today „we are witnessing continuous (mis)uses of faith and religion for political goals, just as we have (mis)uses of the politics for religious causes“. With this summer school, we would like to help future theologians from different Christian denominations that come from the region that is marked by interwining of religious, political and national spheres to become the builders of more just, more open and more human society and community. This topic is a continuation of the last (and first) Summer School of theology in Dubrovnik, held at 2019, when 40 students were discussing on the role of theology in plural society.

There will be free accomodation and food for all participants. Application will be received by 31 May 2021, and application consists of the form that can be found here: Lectures and workshops will be held in English language. 40 students in total will be received upon application.

Tomaš Halik, Charles University, Prague
Teresa Forcades i Vila, MD, theologian and Benedictine nun
Aristotle Papanikolaou, Fordham University, New York
Ivan Šarčević, Franciscan Theology in Sarajevo
Miroslav Volf, Yale University, New Haven

Lecturers will hold the following workshops:
Clash of civilizations or civitas oecumenica? (Tomaš Halik)
Teresa Forcades, The Catalan “Constituent Process”, a personal political experience
Aristotle Papanikolaou, Religion and  Politics in the Orthodox Church
Ivan Sarcevic, Theologian in the Politics and in the Church
Miroslav Volf: “The Home of God: A Brief Story of Everything.”

We are looking forward for applications!

18 July – Sunday

18:00 registration and accomodation
20:00 eucharistic gathering and blessing
21:00 dinner

19 July – Monday

8:00-9:00 breakfast
10:00 opening Ceremony, invocation of the Holy Spirit, welcome
10:30-12:30 lecture with discussion: Ivan Šarčević
13:00 lunch
14:00-18:00 break
18:00-19:30 workshops
20:00 dinner
21:00 lecture: Stanko Perica

20 July – Tuesday

8:00-9:00 breakfast
10:00-12:30 lecture with discussion: Teresa Forcades
13:00-14:00 lunch
14:00-17:00 break
17:00-18:30 workshops
18:30 dinner
20:00-21:30 panel Papanikolaou/Šarčević/Forcades/Halík

21 July – Wednesday

8:00-9:00 breakfast
10:00-12:30 lecture with discussion: Aristotle Papanikolaou
13:00-14:00 lunch
14:00-18:00 break
18:00-20:00 workshops
20:00 dinner
21:00 lecture: Joerg Basten / Stefan Vesper

22 July – Thursday

8:00-9:00 breakfast
10:00-12:30 lecture with discussion: Tomaš Halík
13:00-14:00 lunch
14:00-18:00 break
18:00-20:00 lecture with discussion: Miroslav Volf
20:00 dinner

23 July – Friday

8:00-9:00 breakfast
10:00-12:30 workshops
13:00-14:00 lunch
14:00-18:00 break
18:00-20:00 presentation of workshops results
20:00 book presentation: Sa svim brodolomima povijesti /
Teologija nakon Veritatis gaudium u kontekstu Mediterana
21:00 dinner

24 July – Saturday

8:00-9:00 breakfast
10:00 departure