Yves Congar Award for Theological Excellence

Yves Congar Award for Theological Excellence

Join us as Barry University’s Department of Theology and Philosophy presents the 2020 Yves Congar Award for Theological Excellence to María Pilar Aquino, Ph.D., president of the Catholic Theological Society of America. Dr. Aquino will present:

Catholic Theology Today: Dynamisms for Re-Existence

Thursday, January 23, 2020 | 7:00 pm

Barry University
Andreas Building, Room 112 | Campus Map
11300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33161

This event is free and open to the public.


The concept of re-existence is rooted in the constructive social practices of the marginalized who seek intervention for alternative ways of living together according to dignity, justice, peace, and care for integral ecology. Approaches to re-existence develop visions to overcome destructive violence, fragmentation, and hopelessness, which prevent imagination from shaping meaningful futures and alternative ways of organizing life beyond survival and resistance. This lecture will explore the theological significance of the global initiatives for re-existence and suggests themes for a creative contribution of Catholic theology to the dynamics of re-existence in today’s world.


María Pilar Aquino, Ph.D., is president of the Catholic Theological Society of America (2019-2020), a professor emerita of theology and religious studies at the University of San Diego, and a member of the International Advisory Committee of the World Forum on Theology and Liberation. Born and raised in Mexico, Dr. Aquino is a founding member and first woman president of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians in the United States. Her areas of teaching and research include liberation theologies, social ethics, and feminist theologies, with special interests in intercultural approaches, conflict transformation, and religious peacebuilding studies.


If you have any questions about this event, please email Vicki Bailey at vbailey@barry.edu.

View past Yves Congar Award recipients.