The idea for this blog came during a meeting at the Princeton Center of Theological Inquiry, where a group of theologians designed and began a Global Network for Public Theology. Public theology refers to the endeavour of theologians to enter the public sphere, i.e. to elaborate their theologies in such a way that they become relevant for the communities and societies in which they live, to allow their thought to be influenced by questions and insights that are growing in peoples’ communities, and to collaborate effectively in the construction of communities towards the vision of the Reign of God, incarnate in Jesus of Nazaret, thé Christ. Public theology is, therefore, about discerning the Signs of the Times: not only to see what is at stake in our contemporary world and societies, but also how God is at stake in this world.
Jacques Haers, who is responsible for this blog, is a Flemish Jesuit and lives in Leuven (Belgium) where he is a full time professor at the faculty of theology of the K.U.Leuven. He presides the faculty’s Centre for Liberation Theologies. He is also a member of OCIPE, Brussels.
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