In 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the church door in Wittenberg, Germany. From April 28 to 30, 2017—500 years later—in Chicago, speakers from places as diverse as India, Nigeria, Brazil, Chile, and Sri Lanka gathered for World Catholicism Week 2017 to address the lingering repercussions of the Reformation in the global South—Asia, Africa, and Latin America—as well as the efforts there to bridge ecclesial divides.
Keynote speakers were
~ Sr. Teresa Okure, SHCJ—Member & sole representative of Catholic Africa, Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC III); Professor of Scripture (New Testament) & Gender Hermeneutics, Catholic Institute of West Africa (Port Harcourt, Nigeria)
~ Paul D. Murray—Member, Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC III); Professor, Systematic Theology and Director, Centre for Catholic Studies, Durham University (UK)
~ Felix Wilfred—President, Concilium: International Journal of Theology; Emeritus Professor of Philosophy & Religious Thought, State University of Madras (Chennai, India)
For more information on the conference and its speakers/sessions, visit worldcathweek.depaul.edu.