Friday 30 October

Catharijneconvent, Lange Nieuwstraat 38, Utrecht, Auditorium 

Introduction: Poverty as a Problem and Poverty as a Path

9.15- 10.00 Coffee and Tea

10.00-10.30 Welcome, Introduction to the Theme

Krijn Pansters (Utrecht), Poverty: Vice and Virtue


Section I

Poverty as a Problem I: Historical, Sociological, and Economic Perspectives

Chair: Krijn Pansters

10.30-11.00 Jan Luiten van Zanden (Utrecht), Poverty and Underdevelopment in History

11.00-11.30 Anita Boele (Utrecht), When did we see You hungry, and feed You?’ Ideas about Care and Charity in the Late Middle Ages

11.30-12.00 Jan Vranken (Antwerpen), The Social Strands of Poverty

12.00-12.30 Johan Graafland (Tilburg), Economic Freedom and Poverty: An Economic Analysis

12.30-14.00 Lunch


Section II

Poverty as a Problem II: Philosophical, Ethical, and Missiological Perspectives

Chair: Willem Marie Speelman
14.00-14.30 Jos Phillips (Utrecht), Poverty, Global Justice and Human Rights: Philosophical Reflections

14.30-15.00 Louke van Wensveen (Brummen), Poverty Analysis from a Bumblebee Perspective

15.00-16.30 Tour Museum Catharijneconvent

16.30-17.00 Break

17.00-17.30 Frans Dokman (Nijmegen), Money and Missionary Congregations: The Cultural Dimensions

17.30-18.00 Discussion: Poverty as a Problem

18.00-19.30 Dinner
Tilburg School of Theology, Nieuwegracht 61, Aeneaskamer

Chair: Frans Dokman
20.00-20.45 Keynote: Albino Barrera o.p. (Providence), Social Enterprises and Poverty Alleviation

20.45-21.30 Music


Saturday 31 October

Catharijneconvent, Lange Nieuwstraat 38, Utrecht, Auditorium 

Section III

Poverty as a Path: Interreligious, Religious, and Alternative Perspectives

Chair: Johan Graafland

 9.30-10.00 Marcel Poorthuis (Utrecht): Poverty in Interreligious Perspective

10.00-10.30 Pim Valkenberg (Washington), Poverty and Asceticism in Islam Theology and Spirituality

10.30-11.00 Brooks Barber (Washington), Poverty in Abu Hamid al-Ghazali’s Ihya’ ‘Ulum al-Din

11.00-11.30 Break

11.30-12.00 Willem Marie Speelman (Utrecht), Pope Francis and the Poor Church

12.00-12.30 Jeanine Schreurs (Maastricht), Living with Less. A Sustainable Lifestyle Perspective

12.30-14.00 Lunch

Section IV

Poverty as a Path: Franciscan, Theological, and Spiritual Perspectives

Chair: Pim Valkenberg
14.00-14.30 Jean-François Godet-Calogeras (St. Bonaventure), The Choice of Poverty by Clare and Francis of Assisi

14.30-15.00  Jan van den Eijnden o.f.m. (Megen), Evangelical Poverty and Solidarity
Hans van Bemmel o.f.m. (Megen), Food Banks: A Necessity?

15.00-15.30 Break

15.30-16.00 Timothy Johnson (St. Augustine), Only the Embrace of Sacred Poverty Delighted Them: Bodies, Possessions, and Franciscan Theologies

16.00-16.30 Marcel Sarot (Utrecht), Reflections, Impulses, Conclusions