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Poverty, religion and social justice: the Latin American contributions

Poverty, religion and social justice: the Latin American contributions

The CROP & University of Bergen Poverty Lecture, by Enrique Dussel, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico.

April 17, 2012 / CROP, UiB Global, Bergen

PART I:

10:15-12:00: CROP-UNIVERSITY OF BERGEN POVERTY LECTURE
Poverty and Politics in Latin America
by Enrique Dussel, UAM, Mexico
Venue: Bergen International Resource Centre, UiB Global, Jekteviksbakken 31

As a world-leading philosopher, Prof. Dussel’s principal contribution has been to outline a liberating philosophy drawing upon inspiration from liberation theology and the Latin American reality. Highly critical of European ethnocentrism he states that democracy is “not Greek, much less European and not at all liberal.” With respect to the poor he has vigorously argued that it is imperative to look at the poor (not only poverty as such) and accompany them as subjects and as persons in this world and in the Kingdom.

PART II:

13:00:  Agenda-setting workshop on POVERTY, RELIGION AND SOCIAL JUSTICE: THE LATIN AMERICAN AND NORDIC PERSPECTIVES
Venue: UiB Global, Jekteviksbakken 31 (free participation by registration to: crop@uib.no)

13:00-13:10: Presentation of goals and methodology of the event, Alberto Cimadamore

13:10-13:30: The ‘prophetic church’ and the state: A Latin American overview, Fortunato Mallimaci

The research of Prof. Mallimaci is focused around poverty and social policies; sociological history of Catholicism and popular religion. In 2005 he received the Knight Medallion Order of Academic Palms (France) for his scientific and academic achievements. He has lectured at universities in USA, Mexico, Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia, Cuba, Italy, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain and France. He is editor of the journal Sociedad y Religión.

13:30-13:50: Poverty’s ethical challenge to humankind: A Latin American approach, Enrique Dussel

13:50: Comments and reactions by: Einar Berntzen, University of Bergen; Benedicte Bull, University of Oslo and Patricia Lorenzoni, University of Gothenburg. Discussion.

14:45-15:15: Open dialogue on the topics of the Latin American and Nordic Agenda on Poverty, Religion and Social Justice / Launch of the CROP Working Group on Poverty, Religion and Social Justice.

15:15-15:30: Reactions and summary from rapporteurs, by Hans Geir Aasmundsen, Fortunato Mallimaci and Hans Egil Offerdal

PART III

16:00-17:30: On liberation in Latin America, ENRIQUE DUSSEL in conversation with GUNNAR SKIRBEKK
Venue: Bergen International Resource Centre, UiB Global, Jekteviksbakken 31

18:00-19:00: Organizational meeting of working group at UiB Global, Jekteviksbakken 31


The events in Bergen will be followed by similiar events in Oslo that CROP and NorLARNet are co-organizing. 

On liberation in Latin America from CROP Secretariat on Vimeo.

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