III Conference for religion teachers

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Contribute to the reduction of poverty and the promotion of peace from school

On the occasion of the First World Day of the Poor that Pope Francis summoned on November 19th, 2017, the Faculty of Education of UIC Barcelona organized the III Conference for teachers of Catholic religion. In these days, we will reflect on Christian values and virtues, with special emphasis on poverty and the promotion of peace.

The message of Pope Francis reminds us that Christians should not love with phrases and words, but with works and truth (1 Jn 3, 18). But how can we put it into practice in the day to day and through the work of the teacher?

The purpose of these days is, on the one hand, to reflect on situations of human misery as challenges that must be overcomed and, on the other, to recognize the value that poverty has in itself. 


Friday November 17th

6.00 p.m. - Delivery of documentation and presentation of the conference

6.15 p.m. - “Approaching the religion from an artistic perspective”, Núria Cagigós, art teacher, Escola La Vall

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

8.30 p.m. - End of the conferences


Saturday November 18th

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

10.45 a.m. - “The influence of cinema and the series on children and adolescents”, Dr. Alfonso Méndiz, Faculty of Communication, UIC Barcelona

12.00 a.m. - Break and coffee

12.30 a.m. - “How to convey Christian values in dialogue in a plural society”, Ms. Totón Agustina, Catholic Voices Barcelona

1.30  p.m. - Break

3.30 p.m. - “Promote a culture of peace through the ‘Living Peace’ project, Pilar Maragall, director of Living Peace Spain

4.15 p.m. - “History of salvation and personal history. Curriculum analysis”, Dr. Maria Martorell, Faculty of Education, UIC Barcelona

17.30 h - Break

18.00 h - “Learn from the poor and solve situations of Misery”, Mireya García-Duran, responsible for the work program Acció Social Montalegre

19.30 - End of the conferences