CCI Symposium 2008

Sustainable Development Through Education, Dignity and Harmony

Symposium on Cardijn's Thoughts and Contemporary Issues

Date: Saturday, 23rd February 2008

Venue: Sterling Towers, 123 Sterling Road, Chennai 600 034

Inaugurated by Most Rev. Dr. Felix Toppo, S.J. , Bishop of Jamshedpur.

Valedictory & 125th Birth Anniversary of Cardinal Joseph Cardijn, Founder of International Young Christian Workers Movement.

Most. Rev. Dr. A.M. Chinnappa, S.D.B., Archbishop of Madras-Mylapore delivered the key note address and launched the "Cardijn Center for Training, Research and Information."

The study session provided an opportunity to...

  • understand Cardinal Cardijn's vision, methodology and spirituality

  • contextualise our life and actions in today's reality

  • interact and exchange ideas and experience with those involved in social issues, lay apostolate and in other spheres of life

  • identify areas of involvement and common activities, campaigns and actions

  • understand the need for 'education' as a tool of achieving peace and sustainable development

Sessions and Topics Covered

1. Legacy of Cardijn

  • Methodology of Cardijn: SEE - JUDGE - ACT

  • Spirituality of Cardijn

  • Cardijn's Perspective on "Lay Apostolate"

2. Cardijn and Current Issues

  • Globalisation

  • Environment

  • Youth

  • Women and Children

  • Discrimination and Abuse

3. Cardijn and World of Work

  • Work and Dignity of Human Being

  • Worker Leaders and Worker Movements

  • Migration

  • Women workers contribution