International Formation Meeting 2020

Given the “extraordinary” global situation, it will sadly NOT be taking place… at least not in a “real”, physical location. We are working on an alternative – but attention, this is not a replacement of the camp! If anything, through this “alternative” we might discover even more how vital these international meetings are to feel the breath of Living Stones. And also how much we miss them. At best, the online/virtual alternative we will be proposing in the coming days will only serve as a small sign of life – like a voice and a shadow maybe, of the real thing.

PROGRAMME

Thursday 30 April 2020 – COMMUNITY: OUR HISTORY OF VIOLENCE
5:45 PM* –  introduction(s) in common group
7:30 PM     – small group sharing and presentations

Friday 1 May 2020 – FORMATION: UNDERSTANDING THE EXPRESSION OF VIOLENCE
3:00 PM – simultaneous formation session*
5.30 PM – small group sharing of formation
8:00 PM – prayer proposal and commentary in common group

Saturday 2 May 2020 – PRAYER: RECONCILIATION AND TRANSFORMATION OF VIOLENCE
3:00 PM – virtual tour groups (Co-Cathedral of St John the Baptist)
5:30 PM – small group sharing
7:00 PM – common group prayer and closing

*All times are given in CEST (Central European Summer Time, UTC+2hrs).
Info and registration: segreteriapietrevive@gmail.com.

This year’s Living Stones International Formation Meeting will be held in…MALTA!
Welcome! Merħba!

This time round we will be focusing on the relationship between “Art, Violence & Religion”. Malta provides us with the ideal historical context (ancient and contemporary) to delve into this topic: an island that has been for centuries subjected to the rule of one powerful authority after the next; an island seen as a strategic fortress in the Mediterranean by several great Empires and elite leaders; a frontier between two major religions. But as much as conflict has shaped it’s history and culture, so has its nature as a refuge: its safe and protected harbours; a site of trade and commerce; a resting ground for soldiers and sailors; a neutral state; a melting pot of different cultures expressed in the art, architecture and language of the island.

INFO and REGISTRATION: segreteriapietrevive@gmail.com

DATES: Thursday 30 April 2020 (4.00pm) – Sunday 3 May 2020 (noon)
VENUE: Malta (Mount St Joseph, Mosta)

Suggested participation fee: Eur 80-100 (as long as you afford it!)
The fee does not cover travelling costs.

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