International Scientific Conference

Faculty of Catholic Theology at
Vytautas Magnus university and
Papal University of John Paul II in
Krakow invite to take part at
International Scientific
Conference

” Dignity and vocation of woman”

on occasion 100 anniversary of birth of pope John Paul II.
The plenary sessions of the conference will be held on 2nd of October 2020
at Aula Magna,  Vytautas Magnus University,  Gimnazijos str. 7, Kaunas
The parallel sessions – on line on 2nd of October 2020

“Progress usually tends to be measured according to the criteria of science and technology. Nor from this point of view has the contribution of women been negligible. Even so, this is not the only measure of progress, nor in fact is it the principal one. Much more important is the social and ethical dimension, which deals with human relations and spiritual values. In this area, which often develops in an inconspicuous way beginning with the daily relationships between people, especially within the family, society certainly owes much to the “genius of women”.

Letter of Pope John Paul II to Women, 1995

The goal of the Conference is a concern “with a broader vision of the situation and problems of women in general, in an attempt to promote the cause of women in the Church and in today’s world”  

THE CONFERENCE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

  1. “The unity of the two”;
  2. “God entrusts the human being to her [woman] in a special way”;
  3. “Two dimensions of woman’s vocation: motherhood -virginity”;
  4. The manifestations of “the feminine genius” in the life of the Church in the Third Millennium.
  5. Dignity and vocation of woman: historical perspective.

CONFERENCE WORK

REGISTRATION
9:00–10:00

CONFERENCE OPENING
10.00-10.20

I PLENARY SESSION
10.20-12.00

II PLENARY SESSION
12.30-14.00

WORKSHOPS IN PARALLEL GROUPS
14.45-16.30

CONFERENCE SUMMARY
16:30–17:00

 PATRON OF THE CONFERENCE
Archibishop Kęstutis Kėvalas
The Great Chancellor of Faculty of Catholic Theology

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

President
Rev. prof. dr hab. Józef Stala, UPJPII


Vice-president
Assoc. prof. dr. Benas Ulevičius, VMU

Members
Rev. prof. dr. habil.dr. Marek Chmielewsky, KUL (Poland)
Rev. assoc. prof. dr. hab. Marek Kluz, UPJPII (Poland)
S. assoc. prof. dr. hab. Adelajda Sielepin,UPJPII (Poland)
Rev. dr. hab. Marcin Godawa, UPJPII (Poland)
Prof. dr. hab. Urszula Dudziak, KUL (Poland)
Rev. assoc. prof. dr. John Antony Berry, Malta University (Malta)
Dr. Barbara Simonič, University of Ljubljana, (Slovenija)
Rev. prof. dr. Andrius Narbekovas, VMU (Lithuania)
Assoc. prof. dr. Irena Eglė Laumenskaitė, VU (Lithuania)
Rev. prof. dr. Rimas Skinkaitis, VMU (Lithuania
Rev. prof. dr. Kęstutis Žemaitis, VMU (Lithuania)



ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

President
Prof. dr. Birutė Obelenienė, VMU

Vice-president
Prof. dr. hab. Elżbieta Osewska, PWSZ Tarnow

Members
Prel. prof. dr. Vytautas Steponas Vaičiūnas, VMU
Assoc. prof. dr. Artūras Lukaševičius, VMU
Assoc. prof. dr. Artūras Grickevičius, VMU
Prof. dr. Eugenijus Danilevičius
Dr. Aušra Vasiliauskaitė, VMU
Indrė Vitkuvienė, VMU
Valdas Kilpys, VMU
Gabrielius Klimenka, VMU
 

Person Responsibilitiesemail
Renata Žilinskaitėconference fee, conference certificates, renata.zilinskaite@vdu.lt
Ona Eigirdaitėregistration , web site ona.eigirdaite@vdu.lt
Giedrė Barčkutėhelp to find place to staygiedre.barckute@gmail.com
Asta Petraityte  submission of the paper  asta.petraityte@vdu.lt

Submission of the title of the presentation and the abstract

The title of the presentation and short abstract (no more 200 words) in English please submit online https://forms.gle/tD5dBMFRczBs2mAk7 until 01th of August 2020.

The approval of the abstracts will be sent to authors until 1th of September. A formal program for submitting abstracts will follow.

Estimated time of the paper in plenary session is about 25 min., in sections – 15 minutes.

Submission of the paper

Full-length papers may be submitted only when the abstract of the paper has been accepted. The accepted papers will be published at Scientific Journal SOTER.  The author guidelines.

Please submit the paper until the  30 of September via email: asta.petraityte@vdu.lt. Submitted articles are reviewed by at least two experts appointed by the Editorial Board

Registration for foreign participant   https://forms.gle/jVVGFfDLZxKpJeKZ7

Dalyvių registracija https://forms.gle/6hfwVVCh6yHwdxyH8

The conference will be held at Faculty of Catholic Theology, Vytautas Magnus University

Gimnazijos str.7, Kaunas, Lithuania 

Nearest places to the Conference at Old town of Kaunas

The Franciscan guest house  “Domus Pacis” . Reservation 

Guest House ” Villa Kaunensis”

THE PROGRAM MAY CHANGE DUE TO THE CIRCUMSTANCES

PROGRAM OF THE CONFERENCE

09.00–10.00 Registration.
10.00–10.15 Conference opening. Archbishop Kęstutis Kėvalas,  Great Chancellor of Faculty of Catholic Theology.
10.15–12.00 I PLENARY SESSION. AULA MAGNA

Assoc. prof. dr. Eglė Laumenskaitė,
Vilnius University In  Search of
„the Feminine Genius” in the Society and the Church
Prof. dr. Žaneta Narkeviča,
Riga Higher Institute of Religious Sciences
Woman’s identity and freedom in John Paul II’s apostolic letter „Mulieris Dignitatem“:Anthropological perspective
Prof. hab. dr.
Józef Stala, The Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow
Godność osoby w nauczaniu Papieża Jana Pawła II
Prof. dr. Modris Lacis,
Pontifical Latheran University affiliation of Riga Theological Institute
The Creation of Woman: John Paul II and Emmanuel Levinas

The abstracts of the presentations
12.00-12.30 Coffee break.
12.30–14.00 II PLENARY SESSION. AULA MAGNA
Prof. hab. dr. Marek Chmielewski, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin 
A Meditative Dimension of Woman’s Genius
Assoc. prof. Micaela Menargues Carreño, Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia, Spain The person in the three layers: an anthropological personalist approach
Dr. Vygantas Malinauskas, Vytautas Magnus University
Implications of the prevailing individualistic anthropology for fostering the dignity of women
Prof. dr. Andrius Narbekovas, Vytautas Magnus University
Dignity of Woman and the New Technologies

The abstracts of the presentations 
14.00-14.45 LUNCH.
14.45–16.30 1 PARALLEL GROUP (on line, in Lithuanian) Dignity and vocation of woman: historical perspective (moderator Artūras Grickevičius, Indrė Vitkauskienė) 
Assoc. prof. dr. Aušra Vasiliauskienė, Vytautas Magnus University The Expression of Bernardine Sisters’ Devotion in Art
Prof. dr. Kęstutis Žemaitis, doct. Viktoras Bilotas, Vytautas Magnus University
Woman and the Catholic Church in Lithuania  between the World Wars
Assoc. prof. dr. Artūras Grickevičius, Vytautas Magnus University
The Diary’s Story of the Maid of God Elena Spirgevičiūtė
Prof. dr. Vaida Kamuntavičienė, Vytautas Magnus University
Vocation to the Consecrated Life in Soviet Lithuania: the Case of the Sisters of St Catherine
Assoc. prof. dr.Mario OscarLlanos SDB, lic. Loreta Armalytė, Salesian Pontifical University (Rome) Women’s contribution to the pastoral care of vocations in the Soviet Lithuania (1972-1989
Assoc. prof. dr. Rasa Račiūnaitė-Paužuolienė , Vytautas Magnus University
Vocation of the Family in the Lithuanian Diaspora: a Case Study in England

The abstracts of the presentation 
14.45–16.30 2 PARALLEL GROUP (on line, in English) Woman dignity and reproduction rights (moderator Birutė Obelenienė) 
Gintautas Vaitoška, MD , International Theological Institute, Trumau, Austria
Understanding of Gender and the Dignity of Woman.
Assoc. prof. dr. Artūras Lukaševičius, Vytautas Magnus university
The Split of Original Unity in Gen 3 and Today: Certain Aspects of Modern Feminism
Prof. dr. Birutė Obelenienė, Vytautas Magnus University
Keywords towards Reconstruction of Respectfull Relationship between Men and Women
Doctor.st. Salomėja Fernandez Montojo – Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius
The Philosophical Basis of Reproductive Rights
Coll, ESPERANZA. Rutllant, MONTSERRAT, RENAFER; IEEF, Hispany
Natural Family Planning, a style of life in which the specific characteristics of the woman are recognised
Dr.Ewa Ślizień-Kuczapska, MD SaiSaint Sophie Specialist Hospital Warsaw,  Poland
Monika Brożek PhD student, NFP Instructor, Secretary of Polish Association of NFP Teachers
Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznań , Poland. Faculty of Theology, Department of Practical Theology.
Unity of two in infertility problem from Reproductive Restorative Medicine perspective.


The abstracts of the presentations
14.45-16.30  3 PARALLEL GROUP (on line in Polish and English) Woman in society: challenges to woman’s dignity (moderator Elzbieta Osewska) 
Prof. dr. Urszula Dudziak, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin 
Być kobietą w czasach obecnych
 Assoc. prof. dr. Barbara Simonič, University of Ljubljana
 Getting the lost dignity back: The power of women’s faith in coping with intimate partner violence
Assoc.prof. dr. Nataša Rijavec Klobučar, University of Ljubljana
Woman, addiction and violence
Dr. Natalija Volodarska, G. S. Kostyuk Institute of Psychology of NAPS of Ukraine
Restoration of the psychological well-being feeling for women suffering from the military conflict effects
 Prof. hab. dr. Elżbieta Osewska, State Higher Vocational School in Tarnow
Mothers as the First Catechists
Dr. Maria Petrova, St. Petersburg State University
The Contribution of Orthodox Women (in clerically organized and lay structures) to the Social Activities and Charity Work in Contemporary Russia

The abstracts of the presentations 

14.45–16.30 4 PARALLEL GROUP (on line, English and Lithuanian) Women’s dignity: theological approach (moderator Benas Ulevičius) 

Prof. dr. Rimas Skinkaitis
, Vytautas Magnus university
The Woman’s Anthropology in the Document of John Paul II „Mulieris Dignitatem
Assoc. prof. dr. Benas ULEVIČIUS, Vytautas Magnus University
„Mary as New Eve: Importance of Feminine in Economy of Salvation“
Assoc. dr. Lina Šulcienė, Vytautas Magnus university
Some aspects of theological and anthropological foundations of woman’s dignity
Dr. Aušra Vasiliauskaitė, Vytautas Magnus University
Two dimensions of woman’s vocation: motherhood-virginity
Doctor. st. Algirdas Akelaitis, Vytautas Magnus University
The mystery of birth in diptych-like depiction of Mary and Elizabeth in Lk 1:5-56

The abstracts of the presentations
16.30-17.00 CONFERENCE SUMMARY.
17.00-17.30 SOLEMN CLOSING OF THE CONFERENCE.

THE PROGRAM MAY CHANGE DUE TO THE CIRCUMSTANCES