Religious beliefs and political commitment
If they share the same religious or spiritual beliefs as their elders, the younger generations do not necessarily mobilize in the same way. Their activism is akin to radicalism or even civil disobedience in order to change consciences, influence political decisions and accelerate ecological transition. Within religions, the plural identity of believers generates sometimes irreducible visions of our societies and nourishes contradictory commitments.
So, is it good and still desirable to combine religious convictions and political commitment?
A debate between activists of two generations
The day of the Lord and its partners wish to bring together several generations of militants in order to discuss their way of living their commitment and the role played by their faith and their spirituality.
Dominique PotterMP for the 5th constituency of Meurthe-et-Moselle and founder of the humanist think tank Esprit Civique
Clemence Pourroyelected municipal Poitiers Collectif in Poitiers, training officer at Ceras
Discussions led by Antoine-Marie Bethenod, a student at Sciences-Po and committed to the Church, and Marine de Vanssay, head of church and association networks at Lord’s Day.
An event in partnership with La Croix, Forum104 and Center Saint-Guillaume de Sciences Po.
Free meeting on Tuesday February 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Forum104, 104, rue de Vaugirard, Paris VIe and on Zoom.
Watch the films before the meeting which will serve as supports for our exchanges
In the Footsteps of Dorothy Day
Dorothy Day (1897-1980) American Catholic activist, is a figure of social Catholicism. She is the inspiration of the founders of “Dorothy”, a solidarity place located in the popular district of Ménilmontant in Paris. This associative café, created by young Christians, is a place of conviviality with many intellectual, artistic, manual and social activities. Through their reflections on a committed and hands-on Christianity, this documentary highlights Dorothy Day’s incredible journey.
Camille Rouvier and the encounter with politics
Discover the episode of the series Shared theologies with Clémence Rouvier, directed by Véronick Beaulieu around politics. After studying philosophy and political science, Clémence Rouvier became a doctor of theology after a thesis on the correspondence exchanged between the philosopher Maurice Blondel and the oratorian Lucien Laberthonnière. She was then a professor at the ICP (Institut Catholique de Paris), wrote numerous articles and became a coach.