Urbi et Orbi: Dominican Preaching to the City and to the World in the Time of Pandemic
short films, audio-visual documentaries, music videos, and other creative modes
- The main content is preaching in its manifold forms – actual, real, recent, conducted during this time of pandemic, happening in different parts of the world.
- We have invited submittals from Dominican communities and institutions, with special encouragement from the member schools of the Dominican Preaching Network and those who have participated in the various/previous international (2016) and regional (2017, 2018, 2019) colloquia on Dominican Preaching.
- Presentations make take the form of short film, audio-visual documentary, music video, and other creative modes.
- Preferred length is 5 to 15 minutes.
- Entries may be submitted in digital file format (MP4, QuickTime MOV).
- The organizers shall evaluate all submittals, for final decision.
- These shall be integrated into the program of the International Colloquium to be premiered in October 2021, in between the keynote addresses and other discourses on preaching.
“Preach the WORD. Be in season or out of season…” (2 Timothy 4:2a) The grace and task of preaching, entrusted eminently to the Dominican Family, is perennially relevant and rich in possibilities, even and especially in the context of this global COVID19 pandemic.
The Dominican Preaching Network, a community of schools of preaching – the Aquinas Institute of Theology (USA), the Institut für PastoralHomiletik (Germany), and the Institute of Preaching (Philippines), graciously hosts this international Colloquium on Dominican Preaching, with the theme “Urbi et Orbi: Dominican Preaching to the City and to the World in the Time of Pandemic” this 12-14 October 2021, to be conducted virtually across several international time zones.
Integral to the colloquium is the sharing of experiences about “Dominican Preaching in the time of Pandemic”. We hope to develop audio-visual materials, to document the courageous moments of Dominican sisters and brothers engaged in the mission of Preaching “the Word, in season and out of season.”
- Dominican friars, nuns, active sisters, members of the laity, of the priestly fraternities, of the Dominican Youth Movement, associates who engage in preaching, even and especially in the time of pandemic
- With the abled assistance of collaborators in the technical production of short films, audio-visual documentaries, music videos, and other creative modes