Salesian Group on Missiology and Human Science (SalMiss) SophiaEuropa
Faculty of Theology
Universitá Pontificia Salesiana
The Salesian Group brings core members together for the following purposes: 1) to promote the constructive engagement of science and religion in the quest for new spiritual insight in the science of missiology; 2) as a catalyst for a dialogue between theological sciences, anthropological approaches, and social psychology – with stress on the issues in the idea of mission in socio-cultural and interpersonal contexts; 3) to support a dialogue between theology – both methodologically and pluralistically – and issues of inculturation, interreligious dialogue, bioethics, sexology, linguistics, liturgy, etc. This initiative unites scholars of theology, philosophy, education sciences, language, social communication, and religious studies for regular meetings to discuss research from a biblical and historical point of view. Members aspire to arrive at an integral Christian vision of the world and seeking the advancement of the human person through meetings with area clergy and laypersons from Protestant and Roman Catholic traditions. They will pursue formation of international connections with the growing initiatives in the field and through the SophiaEuropa and LSI networks by hosting jointly sponsored events. The works of the group will culminate in quality public programs to synthesize, and make accessible, emerging relevant themes in science that can be connected with a theology of mission. Five public conferences per year will be linked and extended through an open and participatory website. The Theology Faculty of Salesian Pontifical University provides matching funds.