AUGUST S.H.I.P FORMATION: GAUDIUM ET SPES (CHURCH IN THE MODERN WORLD) – 24TH AUGUST 2019

In the 1950s-1960s, the consequences of the Second World War was still being felt. Nations were gaining independence. Communism was on rise. The threat of nuclear war was very real. In the face of these and other events, the Church had to ask herself: Should she stay apart from the world or should she be involved in the world.

The Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) the Bishops debated long and hard on this question. The document, Gaudium et Spes (Church in the Modern World) is the fruit of much deliberation. In many ways, it changed the way the Church viewed, and related to the world.

 

Who should attend this formation?

For those who are concerned for the world we live in and are looking for ways to make a positive difference in the world.

How can this formation help me?

Opens our mind to an understanding and realisation of where and how, we the Church can impact the world and apply this to our day to day life.

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