Cycle of Conferences at the Father Félix Varela Institute for Ecclesiastical Studies

“Overcoming Postmodernity” was the first proposal for this new space for reflection and exchange that the Institute offers as part of its training services from now until next year.

The events have an open call and will be held on Saturday mornings, will have a separation of approximately three weeks and in their dynamics they include: a keynote conference, a cultural moment, a panel and a subsequent debate. In the opening remarks, Father Yosvany Carvajal, Rector of the Institute, said that the Church has always sought to provide its contribution of thought to society from its own perspective: the Gospel, said contribution being an important part of its Mission in the world.

Moment of the Conference.

The Conference on November 28 was led by Lic. Sandra Ducosquiel and the Panel was made up of Dr. P. Lucjan Borg, Dr. Carlos Delgado and Dr. Teresa Díaz-Canal. Academics addressed the main characteristics of postmodern thought and its evolution from its main exponents. New currents of thought that seek to overcome the limitations of postmodernism were also presented, as well as a reflection from the Gospel, which illuminates the main points of discussion around Human Nature and the interpretation of reality.

The event was held in the Aula Magna of the Padre Félix Valera Cultural Center, taking into account the measures of social distancing and the use of masks and the attendees were mostly young people who participate in different formative services of the Church in Havana. The cultural moment was in charge of the Camerata Romeu, which offered a program with universal and Cuban pieces.

The Cycle of Conferences will include topics related to the humanistic disciplines that are part of the various courses offered by the Institute. The next Conference is called for next December 19 with the title: “The Posthumanist horizon”, dictated by Dr. René Zamora, and the panel will be made up of Dr. Carlos Delgado, Fr. Lyester Zayas and Dra. Clara Lauzurica. The cultural moment will be animated by the Schola Cantorum Coralina.