Saturday, September 04, 2010

What's going on at Yalta?

What's going on at Yalta?

"The 7thYalta Annual Meeting"
September 30 – October 3, 2010
Livadia Palace, Yalta, Ukraine, Link
Ukraine and the World: Re-Thinking and Moving On
with Javier Solana
and topics as
- The
New Global Order and Its Key Players
- The Crisis and Economic Re-Building
- Europe’s
Future in a Time of Challenges

is directly followed by the conference

"Religion and Civil Society:
Geopolitial Dimension of the Globalized Cultural Environment"
In Yalta, Crimea, Ukraine,
October 4-8, 2010
"It is a sister course to our international Dubrovnik course on the
Future of Religion. Our new theme in Yalta is certainly of highest actuality in the present world-historical transition from Modernity to Post-Modernity: particularly during the global financial catastrophe of 2008./2009/2010...
Our discourse shall include the following topics:
Religion, ethnicity and geopolitics: new factors of forming the global world;
Religious fundamentalism and paradoxes of the globalized cultural environment;
Inter-confessional communications and international relations in the conditions of world financial crisis;
• Relations of Islam and Christianity in the context of regional, national, and international security;
..." LINK

The organizer of this second conference is
Rudolf J. Siebert, born in Frankfurt a.M., Germany. He studied history, philology, philosophy, sociology, psychoanalysis, and theology at the University of Frankfurt a.M., the University of Mainz, the University of Münster, and the Catholic University of America, Washington D.C. from 1947 - 1955. Professor Siebert has taught, lectured, and published widely in Western and Eastern Europe, the United States, and Canada. He is a professor of Religion and Society in the Department of Comparative Religion at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA. He is the director of the Center for Humanistic Future Studies at Western Michigan University since 1980, the director of the international course on the "Future of Religion" in the Inter-University Center for Post-Graduate Studies in Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia / Croatia since 1975, and the international course on "Religion and Civil Society" in Yalta, Crimea, Ukraine since 1999. The Inter-University Center is sponsored by the University of Simferopol, Simferopol, Ukraine, and Western Michigan University.

Professor Siebert's main works are The Critical Theory of Religion: Frankfurt School, and From Critical Theory to Critical Political Theology: Personal Autonomy and Universal Solidarity. From 1955 to the present, Professor Siebert has developed the critical or dialectical theory of religion out of the critical theory of society, from the endeavors of the Institute for Social Research at the University of Frankfurt, globally known as the "Frankfurt School," and in continual discourse with sociologists, psychologists, anthropologists, economists, philosophers, religiologists, and theologians from the United States, Canada, England, Belgium, Holland, France, Germany, Yugoslavia / Croatia, Israel, and Columbia. The dialectical theory of religion emphasizes the three global alternative futures of society:
Future I - the totally administered society;
Future II - the entirely militarized society;
Future III - the reconciled society.
It stresses the three global alternative futures of religion:
Future I - religious fundamentalism;
Future II - total secularization;
Future III - the open dialectic between the religious and the secular aiming at a post-modernreconciliation between a reformed religion and a transformed secular enlightenment.
LINK

There is a pupil of Mr. Siebert, named David A. Pinto:
"Education
Graduated: Monsignor Hackett High School (1963-1967)
Graduated: Saint Meinrad Seminary College B.A. in History & Philosophy (1967-1971)
Mentored under: Dr. Rudolf Siebert, Director, Center for Humanistic Future Studies, Western Michigan University (1980-1988)
Mentored under: Nicholas Weber, S.J., Liturgical Professor (1974-1985).
Mentored under: Father David Kalie, Professor of Religion, Saint Meinrad College (1969-1970);
first introduction to Teilhard de Chardin.
Age 56: Revived the structure of The Wonder Workshop and began producing materials to
share the vision of Teilhard de Chardin.
Age 57: Created the Web site, Prophet's Proclaim to share Teilhard's vision
with the larger human family

Current Program Offerings:
BOOK OF SURVIVAL: (2005-Present)
Introductory program into the thinking of Teilhard de Chardin.
HISTORICAL JESUS AND COSMIC CHRIST: (2006-Present)
A journey of contrast leading to sameness.
PROMISE TO PROPHET: (2007-Present)
Explores the qualities of being a prophet in relation to the Promise of God.
under "plays":
"RITE OF ORDINATION TO THE ORDER OF PROPHET: (2006)
---To become the Prophet of the Promise
" (sic)
Current Associations
THE POM PROJECT:
---Andrew Sugamele, Director
Saratoga, California, U.S.A.
CENTER FOR HUMANISTIC FUTURE STUDIES:
---Dr. Rudulf Siebert, Directo
r
Western Michigan University,
Kalamazoo, Michigan, U.S.A.
TRANSFORMATIONS SPIRITUALITY CENTER:
---Sr. Laura Smith, SSJ.
3427 Gull Rd, Box 02
Nazareth, Michigan 49074
FORUM ON RELIGION AND ECOLOGY:
---Thomas Berry, Fordham University, emeritmus
Yale Divinity School
Bellamy Hall, 638
354 Canner Street
New Haven, CT 06511
FRIENDS OF CREATION SPIRITUALITY:
---Matthew Fox

Dennis Edwards, Assistant
287 17th Street, Suite 400
Oakland, CA 94612
MASTERS DIVINITY PROGRAM:
---Professor Barbara Bowe, RSCJ, Th.D.
Catholic Theological Union
5401 S. Cornell Avenue
Chicago, IL 60615
From:
http://www.prophetsproclaim.com/default.php
http://www.prophetsproclaim.com/vita/vita.htm"

stay tuned!
farmer

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