German Synodal Path - Update

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German Synodal Path - Update

2 women and 1 man will talk and take questions about their experience as participants in the unique German experiment: The Synodal Path

By Call to Action Metro NY, Inc.

When and where

Date and time

Sunday, April 23 · 12 - 1:30pm PDT



About this event

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

German Synodal Path

Our brothers and sisters in Germany have been engaged in a unique model of partnership with their National Catholic Laity organization (ZdK) and their National Bishop Conference to make the desperately needed changes in the Church to address the damage of the sexual abuse crisis and the damaging exclusions of so many from the Church.

This 75 minute webinar will update us on their progress as the German Synodal Path comes to a close. Dr. Margit Eckholt and Dr. Claudia Lucking-Michel will present live and take questions live at the end of the presentations.

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Margit EckholtMember of Forum 3 "Women in Church ministries and services" of the Synodal Path in Germany, president of the ESCT (European Society of Catholic Theology) and president of ICALA (Intercambio cultural alemán-latinoamericano).

Dr. Claudia Lücking-MichelMember of the Extended Presidium and Co-Leader of the Synodal Forum on "Power and Separation of Powers.” PhD in Theology, TübingenMember of the German Bundestag 2013-2017 (national German legislature)Central Committee of the German Catholics (ZdK) Member since 2005

Professor Gregor Maria Hoff will introduce the program with a recording to answer this question he poses. The Synodal Way of the Catholic Church in Germany came to a first conclusion with its 5th Plenary Assembly in March. But the synodal conversion of the Church demands systemic consequences - especially in view of the abuse scandal. Where does the Synodal Way stand today?

Gregor Maria Hoff is Professor of Fundamental Theology and Ecumenical Theology at the University. He was involved in the Synodal Way as a theological advisor and worked, among other things, on the basic text "Division of Power and Powers".

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