5th International Symposium of Familiology 2021

 Family – Politics – Globalization
[Reminiscences of the Fight for the Family of Stefan Cardinal Wyszyński]

Date: May 13-14, 2021 

Place: online

Organizer: Faculty of Theology UWM in Olsztyn (Poland)

Thursday – 13th May 2021

9.00 A.M.

Opening: Prof. dr hab. Jerzy Jaroszewski, Deputy Rector of the University of Warmia and Mazury

Introduction: prof. Jacek Jan Pawlik, SVD

9.30 – 11.00 A.M.

Groupe A – chairperson: prof. Katarzyna Glińska-Lewczuk

  1. Michael Wladika (Trumau) – Thinking the Family: Institutionalism versus Globalism. Theoretical Clarity, Strange Developments and Huge Problems
  2. Stanisław Grodź (Anthropos-Institute) – The Danger of Having the “Classical Model of the Catholic Family”
  3. Olga Gomilko (Kyiv) – Inclusion as a Challenge for an Ukrainian Family

Coffee Break

11.30 – 13.00 A.M.

Groupe B – chairperson: prof. Elżbieta Osewska

  1. Józef Stala (Kraków) – Pope John Paul II and the Dignity of the Person (in Polish)
  2. Martin Carbajo-Nuñez (Roma) – Fraternity, Familial Relationships and Politics in the Light of the Encyclical Fratelli tutti
  3. Halszka Leleń (Olsztyn) – Lyrical (Re)Visions of Family and Dignity of Human Being in Selected Poetry of Wojtyła, Brandstaetter, Mackay Brown and Heaney


15.00 – 16.30 (3.00 P.M.)

Groupe C – chairperson: dr Stanisław Grodź, SVD

  1. Halyna Teslyuk (Lviv) – Old and New: Biblical Insights for Family Life Now-a-days
  2. Philipus Tule (Kupang) – Interfaith Marriages and Its Impact to the Family: A Lesson Learnt from East Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia
  3. Lucjan Świto (Olsztyn) – Does Polish Law Still Protect Marriage and Family? (in Polish)

Coffee Break

17.00 – 18.30 (5.00 P.M.)

Groupe D – chairperson: prof. Jacek Jan Pawlik

  1. Henryk Gąska (Asunción) – Sociopolitical and Religious Organization of the Ava Guarani Indians: From the Large Extended Patrilineal to Nuclear Family
  2. Vinsensius Adi Gunawan (Anthropos-Institute) – Family Founding in the Contemporary Manggaraian Culture (Flores, Indonesia). An Insight in to the Traditiona Context
  3. Jarosław Różański (Warszawa) – Relationships within the Traditional Gidar Family (Northern Cameroon) on the Basis of Local Orature

Friday – 14th May 2021

Deadline: January 15, 2021

9.00 – 10.45 (A.M.)

Groupe E – chairperson: dr Marta Śliwa

  1. Kazimierz Rynkiewicz (Munich) – The Phenomenological Model of the Family in the Context of the Lifeworld – with a View to Husserl. An attempt at present implications
  2. Aleksandar Novaković (Belgrade) – Globalization as a „soft factor“ in the Process of Social Erosion
  3. Ryszard Hajduk (Olsztyn) – Challenges for Families according to Teaching of CELAM
  4. Cezary Opalach (Olsztyn) – Practical Implications of Teaching about the Family of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński (in Polish)

Coffee Break

11.15 – 12.45

Groupe F – chairperson: rev. prof. Karol Jasiński

  1. Sonja Meiting Huang (Taipei) – Crisis of Family Realities in Taiwan: Chiara Lubich’s Concept of „Unity“ as a Possible Core Path of Reconciliation
  2. Katarzyna Parzych-Blakiewicz (Olsztyn) – Family and Universal Brotherhood. Familiological Aspect of the Encyclical Fratelli tutti
  3. Elżebieta Osewska (Tarnów) – Families and Family Catechesis in the Postmodern Europe


15.00 – 16.30 (3.00 P.M.)

Groupe G – chairperson: prof. Arkadiusz Żukowski

  1. Piotr Adamek (Taipei) – The Role of Chinese Family in the Spread of Christianity in the Seventeenth-Century China. The Xu Family of Shanghai as an Example
  2. Dariusz J. Piwowarczyk (Anthropos-Institut) – Sociocultural Role of Catholic Schools in German Togo (1892-1914)
  3. Zbigniew Kulesz (Olsztyn) – Instructions Concerning the Pastoral Care of Married Couples and Families in Documents of the Church in Poland after 1989. The Heritage of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński (in Polish)

Coffee Break

17.00 – 18.30 (5.00 P.M.)

Groupe H – chairperson: prof. Ryszard Hajduk, CSSR

  1. Maria Elena Jimenez (Mexico) – Some Notes Regarding the Topic of Intimacy within the Family
  2. Zbigniew Wesołowski (Monumenta Serica) – The Virtues of Xiao (Filial Piety) and Ti (Brotherly Obedience) as Two Pillars of Confucian Familism
  3. Bożena Józefów-Czerwińska (Pułtusk) – Mass Media in the Process of Cultural and Social Transformations (according to selected instances)

Closure: Dean of Faculty of Theology UWM in Olsztyn

Scientific Council:

Prof. Piotr Adamek SVD (FJU, Taipei); Stanisław Grodź SVD, PhD (Anthropos-Institute, St. Augustin); Prof. Sebastian M. Michael SVD (Institute of Indian Culture, Mumbai); Prof. Elżbieta Osewska (PWSZ, Tarnów); Prof. Katarzyna Parzych-Blakiewicz (UWM, Olsztyn); Prof. Andrzej Pryba MSF (UAM, Poznań); Prof. Jarosław Różański OMI (UKSW, Warszawa); Prof. Roger Schroeder SVD (Catholic Theological Union, Chicago); Rev. Prof. Józef Stala (UPJPII, Kraków); Rev. Prof. Zdzisław Struzik (The Institute of Pope Johna Paul II, Warszawa); Prof. Denys Svyrydenko (NPDU, Kiev); Prof. Sergii Terepyshchyi (NPDU, Kiev); Rev. Philipus Tule SVD, PhD (Widya Mandira Catholic University, Kupang, Indonesia); Rev. Prof. Roman Zaviyskyy (IFTA, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraina) Prof. Arkadiusz Żukowski (UWM Olsztyn)

Organizing Commitee:

Prof. Jacek Jan Pawlik SVD – Chairperson; Rev. Zbigniew Kulesz, PhD; Rev. Cezary Opalach, PhD; Ewelina Mączka, PhD; Sylwia Mikołajczak, PhD Maria Piechocka-Kłos, PhD