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