Presented by Rev. Robert Schreiter, C.PP.S.
February 2012 Audio Conference
This audio series will present in the first session an overview of how the term “reconciliation” is diversely used and understood globally, and then provide a framework for the distinctive characteristics of Christian Reconciliation. Session two will examine a spirituality of reconciliation, and what it can mean to be a reconciling presence in the midst of our pastoral and spiritual care professional settings.
Following these sessions, participants will:
- Be familiar with how the term “reconciliation” is used in diverse settings throughout the world
- Know the distinctive characteristics of Christian reconciliation
- Have explored the foundations of a spirituality of reconciliation
- Have examined what being a reconciling presence might look like in their professional settings
About the Presenter
Robert Schreiter is a priest and member of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood (C.PP.S.), and an internationally-recognized expert on inculturation, world mission, and reconciliation, having published seventeen books in these areas. Among them are Constructing Local Theologies; The New Catholicity: Theology between the Global and the Local; Reconciliation: Mission and Ministry in a Changing Social Order; and The Ministry of Reconciliation: Spirituality and Strategies. Schreiter has chapters in a further hundred books, and more than one hundred-fifty articles in academic and church journals and his publications have appeared in twenty languages. He is past president of both the American Society of Missiology and of the Catholic Theological Society of America. In addition to holding guest professorships at universities in Germany and the Netherlands, he has lectured in forty-eight countries around the world. For twelve years Schreiter served as a theological consultant to Caritas Internationalis for its programs in reconciliation and peacebuilding, and continues to work with organizations and groups around the world in peacebuilding.
He lectures in academic and church circles on inculturation, intercultural communication, reconciliation, religious life, and world mission. He is interested in how the gospel is communicated in different cultures, the relationships of justice, peace, and reconciliation, and in how a theology of reconciliation might shape missionary activity today.
Reconciliation Outline (PDF)
The Spirituality of Reconciliation and Peacemaking in Mission Today (PDF)
Consecrated Life as a Reconciling Presence (PDF)
The Distinctive Characteristics of Christian Reconciliaton (PDF)
David Lichter’s opening prayer/reflection (PDF)