Agenda of the 10th Gniezno Convention


10th Gniezno Convention
The Liberating Power of Christianity

11-13 March 2016

Convention’s Agenda

Friday, 11 March
Please arrive at Gniezno, Kostrzewskiego 3, not later than 10.15!

11 am
Song „Bogurodzica”
Prayers held by the Convention’s chaplains from three Christian traditions:
Fr. Marek Pieńkowski OP – Catholic,
Rev. Paweł Minajew – Orthodox,
Rev. Semko Koroza – Evangelical.

Opening of the Congress
Marta Titaniec
, Chairwoman of the Organising Committee of the 10th Congress
Archbishop Wojciech Polak, Metropolitan of Gniezno, Primate of Poland, Chairman of the Congresses of Gniezno
Archbishop Jeremiasz, Eastern Orthodox Archbishop of Wrocław and Szczecin, President of the Polish Ecumenical Council

Address of the President of Poland Andrzej Duda

11.30 am
plenary session
New Beginnings: Mieszko’s Baptism, Poland’s Baptism, Our Baptism
– song „Wody Jordanu”
– lecture: Prof. Jerzy Kłoczowski
     What Have We Done/What Will We Do with Our Baptism?
     – ecumenical debate of bishops of three Christian traditions:
Archbishop Jeremiasz (Orthodox)
Bishop Marcin Hintz (Lutheran)
Bishop Grzegorz Ryś (Roman Catholic)
moderator: Zbigniew Nosowski, editor-in-chief of „Więź” quarterly 

1 pm
lunch break

Opening of the exhibition Baptism – St. Adalbert – Poland. The Heritage of Medieval Gniezno in the Museum of the Origins of the Polish State

A meeting of Andrzej Duda, President of the Republic of Poland, with leaders and representatives of the Christian Churches participating in the Convention

3 pm
plenary session
Faith Means Freedom
– song „Czego chcesz od nas, Panie”
– lecture: Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Archbishop of Manila
witnesses: Dr. Małgorzata Wałejko, Rev. Dr. Jan Kaczkowski
moderator: Jarema Piekutowski, sociologist 

4.30 pm

5 pm
meetings in small workshop groups
Workshops of Christian Freedom (Part One)

7 pm

8 pm
Gniezno Cathedral
Ecumenical service of thanksgiving and penance for the 1050 years of Christian faith in Poland
An Examination of Conscience of Polish Christianity
(homily: Bishop Grzegorz Ryś, historian, auxiliary bishop of Cracow)

Saturday, 12 March

9.30 am
plenary sessions (simultaneous sessions in two rooms)

The Discovery of Marriage – a Thing of the Future
– song „Bóg jest miłością”  
– panel debate:
Jerzy Grzybowski, Encounters of Married Couples Association
Maria Hildingsson, European Citizens’ Initiative Mum, Dad & Kids
Agata and Krzysztof Jankowiak, Light-Life Movement
Prof. Stephan Kampowski, Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family
Rev. Dariusz Piórkowski SJ, Ways of  Marriage movement
moderator: Prof. Marek Rymsza, „Więź” Laboratory, Equipes Notre Dame

Economy Without Exclusion
– song „Tylko w Bogu”
– lecture: Prof. Paul H. Dembinski, Geneva Observatory of the Finances
     Is Another Economy Possible?
     – panel debate:
Prof. Andrzej Blikle,
Prof. Krzysztof Jasiecki, sociologist, Polish Academy of Sciences
Dr Marcin Kędzierski, Cracow University of Economics, The Jagiellonian Club
Marek Tarnowski, chairman of the Board Mokate S.A.
moderator: Michał Drozdek, Ignacy Paderewski Christian-Democratic Institute

11 am

11.30 am
plenary sessions (simultaneous sessions in two rooms)
Culture and Faith: How to Put Together a Broken Covenant?
– song „Błażeni/Błogosławieni”
– lecture: Bishop Michał Janocha, art historian, auxiliary bishop of Warsaw
     Where is God in Contemporary Culture
     – panel debate:
Rev. Prof. Andrzej Draguła, theologian
Jakub Lubelski, writer
Tadeusz Sobolewski, film critic
Dr. Irina Tatarova, art historian
moderator: Tomasz Królak, KAI Catholic News Agency

Liberated and Free, Too? Eastern Europe 25 years After the Collapse of the USSR
– song „Czym się Panu odpłacę”
– lecture: Prof. Bohdan Cywiński, historian of Central-Eastern Europe
    Balance of the Recaptured Freedom
    – panel debate:
Dr. Andrii Baumeister, philosopher, Shevchenko University, Kiev
Sergei Chapnin, journalist, former editor of the „Journal of the Moscow Patriarchate”, Moscow
Dr. Kai-Olaf Lang, Foundation for Science and Policy, Berlin
Agnieszka Romaszewska, director of Biełsat TV, Białystok
Krzysztof Stanowski, president of the International Solidarity Fund, Warsaw
moderator: Przemysław Fenrych, Foundation in Support of Local Democracy

1 pm
lunch break

during lunch break:
1.15 pm
Launch of an exhibition „The Liberating Power of Art
in the AMU Institute for European Culture

3 pm
plenary sessions (simultaneous sessions in two rooms)

Ukraine – Poland – Russia: Are Peace and Reconciliation Possible?
– song „Pochwału prynesu / Oddaję Tobie chwałę”
– lecture: Major Archbishop Sviatoslaw (Shewchuk), Major Archbishop of Kiev and Halych, Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church)
     Reconciliation Never Ends
     – panel debate:
Archbishop Henryk Muszyński, retired Primate of Poland, originator of contemporary Gniezno Conventions
Prof. Antoine Arjakovsky, scientific director, Collège des Bernardins, Paris
Rev. Dr. Ireneusz Lukas, director of the Polish Ecumenical Council, Warsaw
Prof. Evgeny Rashkovsky, historian and philosopher, Moscow
Moderator: Marcin Przeciszewski, KAI Catholic News Agency

Europe – a Paradise and a Fortress?
– song „Pieśń o nadziei (W swoim wielkim miłosierdziu)”
– lecture: Archbishop Matteo Zuppi, metropolitan of Bologne
     Does Mercy have Limits?
     – panel debate:
s. Małgorzata Chmielewska, “Bread of Life” Community
Szymon Hołownia, Kasisi Foundation
s. Manuela Simoes, Missionaries of St. Charles Borromeo
Janina Ochojska, Polska Akcja Humanitarna
Doris Peschke, Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe
Bishop Krzysztof Zadarko, Polish Bishops’ Committee for Migrants
moderator: Paweł Kęska, Caritas Poland

4.30 pm

5 pm
meetings in small workshop groups
Workshops of Christian Freedom (Part Two)

Ecumenical services in the churches of Gniezno
(with homilies by clergymen of different Christian Churches)

7 pm

8 pm
Congress Assembly Hall
Music of New Beginnings
special concert of musicians who creatively refer to tradition:
Ensemble Peregrina
Adam Strug and Monodia

Sunday, 13 March

9.30 am
Christians in the Eyes of Others
– song „Na wieki będę wyśpiewywał”
– discussion:
Prof. Stanisław Krajewski, a Jewish cochairman of the Polish Council of Christians and Jews
Andrzej Saramowicz, cochairman on the Muslim side of the Common Council of Catholics and Muslims
Moderator: Marek Zając, TVP, „Tygodnik Powszechny”

10.30 am
plenary session
The Open Door of the Church
– song „Będę śpiewał Tobie”
– lecture: Cardinal Kazimierz Nycz, Metropolitan of Warsaw
     How is conversion of the Church possible?
     – panel debate:
Paweł Kozacki OP, provincial of the Polish Dominicans
Dr. Dariusz Kowalczyk SJ, dean of the Faculty of Theology at the Gregorian University, Rome
Dr. Paweł Milcarek, philosopher, editor-in-chief of „Christianitas” quarterly
Dr. Maria Rogaczewska, sociologist, University of Warsaw
Moderator: Piotr Żyłka,

Song „Niechaj Cię, Panie” (Psalm 145)
Announcement of the Convention’s Message to the Church and Europe

1 pm
Holy Mass on the third anniversary of Pope Francis’ election with homily by Archbishop Celestino Migliore, apostolic nuncio to Poland
(live transmission by TVP Polonia, the Primate’s Choir of Gniezno will sing)