Research line: Theology, Values and Social Dynamics (TVSD)

The feminine question is today one of the most relevant challenges for the Christian Churches, for the different religions and for society in general. In fact, even in democratic countries, legal equality for women is still far from translating into genuine social, professional, cultural, familiar and religious equality. The focus of this project is the role of religion in this situation and the question whether religious belief is an obstacle or emancipation factor for women. Our main objective will be to construct 'virtuous' modalities in order to address this issue in view of a more open and fruitful dialogue between the subjects involved. 

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(19.06.2019) CITER organized an international panel entitled "Women, church and journalism. Communication as a new frontier", with the Italian journalist Fausta Speranza (L’Osservatore Romano).

On 19.06.2019, the coordinators of the research project "Womens and Religions", Luísa Almendra and Teresa Bartolomei (together with the Italian Institute for Culture), organized an panel with the Italian journalist Fausta Speranza (L’Osservatore Romano). Title of the panel was: Women, church and journalism. Communication as a new frontier.

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Article at Ecclesia

 

(10.04.2019) CITER organized an international panel entitled "Women’s Diaconate. An open issue", with Phyllis Zagano and Bernard Pottier, sj,

On 10.04.2019, the coordinators of the research project "Womens and Religions", Luísa Almendra and Teresa Bartolomei, organized an international panel entitled "Women’s Diaconate. An open issue" with Phyllis Zagano and Bernard Pottier, sj, Members of the Papal Study Commission on the Women’s Diaconate. The panel was moderated by Luísa Almendra and António Marujo, and followed by the presentation of the Portuguese tranlation (Paulinas Press) of Gary Macy, William T.Ditewig and Phyllis Zagano, Women Deacons: Past, Present, Future (Paulist Press 2012). Both events have attracted a great deal of media interest.

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Interview with Phyllis Zagano (Público, 13.04.2019; pp 16-17)

 

Interview with Phyllis Zagano and Bernard Pottier (Ponto SJ)

Interview with Phyllis Zagano and Bernard Pottier (Radio Renascença)

Interview with Phyllis Zagano and Bernard Pottier (Ecclesia)

Interview with Luísa Almendra (Ecclesia)

Article on Pastoral da Cultura

Publication “Mulheres diáconos – Passado, presente, futuro”