Objectives of the social seminar
The Catholic Church is celebrating now the 50th anniversary of Vatican II Council that brought important changes to the Catholic world. Japan’s Bishops’ Conference has invited the Catholic faithful to re-read the message of peace “Peace on earth” by Pope John XXIII who convoked the Vatican II Council and the Constitution “The Church in the modern world”, as well as the Catholic social doctrine in order to understand deeper their content.
This year the Jesuit social center in cooperation with St. Ignatius Catholic Church, following the above directives has selected VATICAN II Council, as the main theme for its series of social seminars. Most of the speakers are directly connected to the Jesuit social center. Bishop Koda Kazuo and lawyer Ms. Suzuki Masako are the only exceptions.
|4||16||Catholic Church and civil society before official social doctrine
Native Latin Americans & Slavery system
|5||7||Priority Option for the Poor
Historical steps of Catholic social doctrine
|21||The beginning of Vatican II council
John XXIII “Peace on Earth”
|6||4||Are there Just Wars?
Accumulation and trade of weapons
Catholic social doctrine regarding war and peace
|18||Blessed those who work for peace
Action for peace
|7||2||What was the Vatican II Council about?
How did the council affect the Catholic Church in Japan?
|Bp. Koda Kazuo|
|16||The Catholic Church and Human Rights
Changes in the Catholic Church since John XXIII
|10||1||World vision of the Catholic Church
Constitution on the Church in the modern world
|15||Structural sin and actual international economic
political structures / The results of economic globalization
|11||5||Is labor punishment of sin? The meaning of work
|19||The situation of foreign workers in Japan
Are foreign workers today’s slaves? Human trafficking
|12||3||The Church after Vatican II and secularization
Secularization and social issues confronting the Church
|17||Creation, a gift from God to all people on earth
The thinking of the Catholic Church on the environment
|1||21||Culture of Life and Culture of Death
John Paul II 「Gospel of Life」
|2||4||The light and shadows of globalization
Benedict XVI “Caritas in Veritate” and
Pope Francisco “Evangelii Gaudium”
|18||Pope Francisco “Apostolic Exhortatio: Evangelii Gaudium”
An unbreakable link between our faith and the poor
Place: Arrupe Hall of St. Ignatius Church
(Location by JR Yotsuya Station, next to Sophia University)
Time: From 6:45 to 8:15 PM Wednesday
Participation is free
Contact: Our web provides constant information on the running of the seminars.
Although the lectures are given in Japanese we welcome your comments.