Combating and preventing any kind of abuse: transparency and awareness

The Center for higher education Evangelii Gaudium (CEG)[1] – within the Sophia University Institute – is offering an online course on 7 July 2022 entitled: Combating and preventing any kind of abuse: transparency and awareness

The initiative is part of the CEG’s “Course for formators” that with the approval of the Congregation for Catholic Education took place online in 2021. The course is in line with the indications of Pope Francis’ Letter to the People of God (20 August 2020) in which he encouraged people to cultivate a formation that manifests that we are “journeying together” as a people of God.

This course is addressed to all the people that are committed in the formation area: presbyters, members of religious orders, lay people, educators, teachers…

The online course will be held on 7 July (from 10am to 5pm, Italian time). A link will be made available to all subscribers so that all people who wish to attend from different time zones can do so at a later time.

The course revolves around 5 expert talks in the field of combating abuses, moderated by Prof. Stefano Lassi, psychiatrist SNTM Episcopal Conference of Italy. There will also be a dialogue with participants through online questions.

The course begins by listening with the heart to topics about defusing the misuse of power dynamics in communities, favoring an attitude of truth in communities. It will then focus on the role of formation to prevent abuses and that of communication as an element of prevention.

Registrations are open until 30 June.
The main contents of the course will be then be made available upon request.

[1] The Evangelii Gaudium Center (CEG) is a laboratory of formation, study and research operating in the perspective of the “new phase of evangelization” to which the Church is called and aims at contributing to the ecclesial mission of making humanity a single family. In line with Sophia’s formative project and academic method, the mission of the CEG is to promote and support formation, study and research in the fields of ecclesiology, pastoral theology and mission, spiritual theology and the theology of charisms in the life of the Church missionary in the world, treasuring the rich diversity of socio-cultural and ecclesial contexts.