Conference for Religion Teachers

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Contribuir a la reducción de la pobreza y a la promoción de la paz desde la escuela

To commemorate the 1st World Day of the Poor, which will be celebrated at the behest of Pope Francis on 19 November 2017, the Faculty of Education at UIC Barcelona will organise the 3rd Conference for Teachers of Catholic Religion. This event will reflect on Christian values and virtues, with particular emphasis on poverty and promoting peace.

Pope Francis’ message reminds us that Christians should not love with words or speech but with deeds and in truth (1 John 3:18). But, how can we put this idea into practice each day through our work as teachers? The purpose of the conference is, on the one hand, reflect on situations of human misery as challenges to be overcome and, on the other, recognise the value of poverty in and of itself. 

Intended for: Pre-primary, primary and secondary-school teachers in the areas of religion, philosophy and ethics. 



Friday 17 November

6.00 p.m. Collection of documentation and conference introduction

6.15 p.m. “Approaching religion from the viewpoint of art”, Núria Cagigós, art teacher, Escola La Vall

7.30 p.m. “Blessed are the poor”, Dr Joan Costa, Faculty of Theology of Catalonia

8.30 p.m. End


Saturday 18 November

9.30 a.m. “Learning from the Saints: Francis of Assisi and others”, Francesc Umbert, Faculty of Education, UIC Barcelona

10.45 a.m. “The influence of film and television on children and adolescents", Dr Alfonso Méndiz, Faculty of Communication Sciences, UIC Barcelona

12.00 p.m. Coffee break

12.30 p.m. “Transmitting Christian values through dialogue in a pluralistic society”, Totón Agustina, Catholic Voices Barcelona

1.30 p.m. Break

3.30 p.m. “Promoting a culture of peace through the project ‘Living Peace’”, Pilar Margall, coordinator of Living Peace Spain

4.15 p.m. “A story of salvation and a personal story: Analysis”, Dr Maria Martorell, Faculty of Education, UIC Barcelona

5.30 p.m. Coffee break

6.00 p.m. “Learning from the poor and helping people in situations of misery”, Mireya García-Duran, head of the work programme Acció Social Montalegre

7.30 p.m. End of the conference 

Price: €60
Coordinated by: Dr Sílvia Albareda, coordinator of the DECA postgraduate degree at UIC Barcelona: 

The Saló de Graus Room. Campus Barcelona.
Faculty of Education