International Scientific Conference



Dear Colleagues,
Due to the unfortunate COVID-19 pandemic, the International Scientific Conference „Dignity and vocation of woman“ on the 100th Anniversary of John Paul II birth has been postponed to fall semester. Save the new date – 2nd of October, 2020.
Yours sincerely,

prof. dr. Birutė Obelenienė



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 conference will be held on 22th of May 2020
at Aula Magna, 
 Vytautas Magnus University,  Gimnazijos str. 7, Kaunas

“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”.

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”  

Letter of Pope John Paul II to Women, 1995

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.

REGISTRATION
09:00–10:00

CONFERENCE OPENING
10.00-10.30

I PLENARY SESSION
10.30-12.00

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


ubmission the title of the presentation and abstract

The title of the presentation and short abstract (no more 200 words) in English please submit online https://forms.gle/tD5dBMFRczBs2mAk7 until 02th of April 2020.

The approval of the abstracts will be sent to authors until 15th of April.

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

The conference fee – 20 EUR.

Students conference fee – 10 EUR or free of charge.

Bank transactions can be made directly from the applicant or agent’s bank to Vytautas Magnus University’s bank account with the mandatory note purpose of the contribution “ISC Dignity and Vocation of Woman” . Please send a copy of the deposit order to conference secretariat to renata.zilinskaite@vdu.lt

Vytautas Magnus University’s bank account details:

Account holder: Vytautas Magnus University
Address: K. Donelaičio g. 58, LT-44248 Kaunas, Lithuania
Company code: 111950396
Bank: AB SEB bankas
Bank Address: Gedimino pr. 12, LT-01103, Vilnius, Lithuania
Bank Account: LT917044060003105370
Bank Code: 70440
SWIFT/BIC: CBVILT2X

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”