Recent work

75th anniversary of founders deaths

posted 6 Feb 2020, 07:13 by Stefan Gigacz   [ updated 6 Feb 2020, 07:14 ]

On 27 January this year, the world will commemorate the liberation by Soviet troops of the infamous camp at Auschwitz, where so many people perished during the Second World War.

Sadly, this was not the end for all camps. Many others would continue to die in other camps over the next few months.

Among these were Fernand Tonnet and Paul Garcet (1901-1945), two members of the “founder trio” of the Belgian JOC, who died at the Nazi death camp at Dachau in January and February 1945.


75th anniversary of the deaths of the founders of Young Christian Workers (Catholic Outlook)

Young Christian Workers: 75th death anniversary of lay co-founders (Matters India)

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 recalling those events which Tissa himself preferred to call his 'in-communication'.


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:

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