Recent work

The YCW's contribution to the struggle for decent work

posted 10 Aug 2015, 06:45 by Stefan Gigacz

This is a talk on The YCW contribution to the struggle for decent work presented at a seminar organised by the IYCW on Decent work for young workers held in Brussels on 19 September 2014. See the presentation here.

Le rayonnement jociste à Vatican II

posted 10 Aug 2015, 06:40 by Stefan Gigacz   [ updated 10 Aug 2015, 06:41 ]

Nous avons organisé cette journée d'études sur Le rayonnement jociste à Vatican II au Centre Diocésain d'Arras, France, le samedi 13 septembre 2013. Voici les détailles.

History and memories of the Cardijn movements in Australia

posted 10 Aug 2015, 06:22 by Stefan Gigacz

This was a Study Day held in Melbourne on 26 October 2013 on the topic History and memories of the Cardijn movements in Australia. Papers from this conference have now been published. More details here.

The Cardijn approach and youth ministry

posted 10 Aug 2015, 06:06 by Stefan Gigacz

This is my article in the book Australian Catholic Youth Ministry, Theological and pastoral foundations for faithful ministry edited by Fr Christian Fini omi and Fr Christopher Ryan MGL. Read it here: The Cardijn approach and youth ministry.

The 'in-communication' of Fr Tissa Balasuriya

posted 22 Jan 2013, 10:57 by Stefan Gigacz   [ updated 22 Jan 2013, 10:58 ]

The Sri Lankan theologian and social activist Fr Tissa Balasuriya died last week. I had met him during a YCW training program in Bangkok but got to know him more during the time of his excommunication in 1996-97. I had been asked by François Houtart, a friend of Tissa, to give my views on the canonical process used against him. I thought - still think - it was invalid. Anyway, here is a story I wrote for ucanews.com recalling those events which Tissa himself preferred to call his 'in-communication'.

Alberigo-Komonchak

posted 18 Oct 2012, 20:38 by Stefan Gigacz

Here is a review that I wrote for my MCD research methodology course on the Alberigo-Komonchak History of Vatican II.

Cardijn's contribution to Vatican II

posted 18 Oct 2012, 00:50 by Stefan Gigacz

Our CCI Vatican 2+50: A Cardijn Perspective conference has just concluded and here is my own presentation on:

 Cardijn's contribution to Vatican II

Lots of other excellent presentations and I hope that they will be published online before long.

The Sillon theory of democracy

posted 2 Oct 2012, 01:26 by Stefan Gigacz   [ updated 2 Oct 2012, 01:28 ]

Last week I took part in the Second Post-Graduate Theology and Philosophy Conference in Melbourne where I presented a paper on The Sillon theory and method of democracy.

See my presentation here:

Cardijn and the 'Co-operative Commonwealth'

posted 11 Aug 2012, 20:13 by Stefan Gigacz

Here is my presentation at the Economics for the 99%: Co-operatives in Victoria conference at Melbourne Trades Hall yesterday:

The radical roots of the new evangelisation

posted 11 Aug 2012, 04:00 by Stefan Gigacz   [ updated 11 Aug 2012, 04:03 ]

It's always good to go to conferences because you meet people and find out things you would never have otherwise learned. So it was at the Vatican II and the New Evangelisation conference at Leeds Trinity University College in Leeds in June.

There I met Fr John Gorski who spoke about the origins of the term "new evangelisation" which inspired my blog post on 'The radical roots of the new evangelisation".

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