WOMEN, THE UN, VATICAN DIPLOMACY, HUMAN RIGHTS & PEACE
*(Taken from the 1995 World Day of Peace Message of Blessed Pope John Paul II)
The global public is invited to a Special "Conscience of Humanity" 2011 Observance of the UN International Day of Peace UN-Vatican Human Rights Peace Diplomacy Higher Education and Diplomatic Leadership Summit on "Advancing Ecclesiastical Diplomatic Gender Equity for Catholic Women" to be hosted by the Vatican Diplomacy Human Rights Consortium which includes the Institute on Vatican Law & Dplomacy and the Vatican Diplomacy Women's Task Force.
This event will be held in the Byerly Hall Classroom of the Harvard University Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study,
10 Garden Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Finding Byerly Hall Classroom in the Radcliffe Institute Courtyard: Radcliffe Institute is less than a 10 minutes walk from the Harvard Square T Station (vere left at Church & Mass Ave to Garden Street). When you enger the Radcliffe Institute courtyard look to your left for Byerly Hall. Do not enter Byerly Hall, rather enter the Byerly Classroom by going downstairs using the stairs to the right of the Byerly Hall front entrance (facing the building). Enter the door to the foyer. The Classroom will be on your right.
Diplomatic Representatives of the Holy See have been invited to participate in this special commemorative and historic UN-Vatican human rights peace diplomacy higher education conference and diplomatic leadership summit.
Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Time: 1030AM to 1:30PM
Location: Byerly Hall Classroom, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, 10 Garden Street, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
**Link to Harvard Map for Byerly Hall, Radcliffe Institute
This Program is free.
This conference is being held to promote greater global scholarly understanding of the ecclesiastical diplomatic legal, theological and moral complexities and intricacies of the Holy See's illegal practice of the systemic exclusion and diplomatic gender apartheid of Catholic women from the Holy See's still all-male professional ecclesiastical foreign service ministry and global diplomatic apostolate dedicated to "promoting the dignity of the human person, including women." The VDHRC seeks to open doors for the formal integration and official admission of Catholic women to the Holy See's professional ecclesiastical diplomatic service and the establishment of a Vatican School of Pontifical Ecclesiastical Law & Diplomacy for Catholic Women.
The Conference is also being held to celebrate the March 2011 special appointment of Ave Maria Human Rights Law School Professor, Jane Adolphe, by the Holy See as the Church's first women ecclesiastical diplomatic representative and Vatican woman foreign service officer to serve in the Office of the Papal Secretary of State in Holy See ecclesiastical diplomatic history after seven years of petitions by the founder of the Institute on Vatican Law & Diplomacy for the Vatican to integrate qualified Catholic women into the Holy See's all-male ecclesiastical diplomatic apostolate. Prof. Adolphe has been invited to participate in the Vatican Diplomacy Women's Panel being held
as part of this event. This special ecclesiastical diplomatic appointment of Prof. Adolphe is a positive sign for Catholic women that the Holy See recognizes the urgent need and moral imperative to integrate Catholic women into the Holy See's global professional ecclesiastical diplomatic apostolate dedicated to "the promotion of the dignity of the human person, including women."
Catholic women, Vatican/Holy See and UN diplomatic professionals, international diplomats, human rights and peace studies scholars, Catholic Studies/Human Rights/International & Peace Studies university students, and the general public are especially invited to attend.
*Lunch is not included. Luncheon expenses are at the personal discretion of guests. A list of area venues for lunch will be provided.
This program is not being hosted by Harvard University, but is merely utilizing the meeting space of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University since the Institute has a commitment to the scholarly study of issues relative to women, gender and society. Please do not call the Radcliffe Institute regarding this event. For More Information E-mail: email@example.com or
Please See the Attached Flyer and Agenda.
Space is limited and Reservations are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. If you wish to RSVP, Please RSVP Via E-Mail by midnight Monday, September 19th with the following:
1) Full Name, Title and Affiliation/Institution
2) E-mail address/telephone number
3) Number in party
RSVP To: womenteachersofpeaceUNIDP@email.com
**Please Note: Conference is still under development and
Summit Agenda May Change.