« Medicine, Science, Philosophy and Religion:
What Future with the Spiritist Movement? »
This year, we will highlight the future of the Spiritist Movement in its three aspects: philosophical, scientific and moral. Over the course of the conferences, future perspectives for each of those aspects will be developed. Our speakers will be able to give their testimony on the way in which the Spiritist Codification is perceived, as well as on the impact that they have observed in their region or in their field of work.
As long as the scientific scope is concerned, it is the medical aspect that will be emphasized with the participation of doctors and researchers, who will propose several conferences under the auspices of the International Spiritist Medical Association “Association Internationale Médico-Spirite” (AME International), and the French Spiritist Medical Association “Association Française Médico-Spirite” (AFMS), with subjects approaching new concepts from the angle of the knowledge proposed by the Spiritist Codification and its continuators, as well as through studies and recent experiments highlighting the relevance of the Medical Spiritist Paradigm.
With regards to the philosophical part, several speakers will tell us about how Spiritist Knowledge can impact our society through the existential questions to which it responds. What is the vision from which humanity could benefit thanks to the proposed answers? Several orators, including our friend Divaldo Peireira Franco, will also be present to give us a glimpse into this possible vision of the future.
Finally, concerning the moral sphere, we will have the immense pleasure of receiving Monsignor Gérard Berrier, Bishop of the Apostolic Order of the Hospitallers of Saint John, member of the Old Roman Catholic Church, who will speak about Christian fraternal friendship, which unites us through our common convictions – regardless of church affiliations – and based on universal moral precepts. This conference foreshadows how the Spiritist Movement can be perceived by religious currents, and how it is possible to remain close to each other, thanks to our shared values and mutual respect.
It is aiming to develop these themes that we will have the pleasure of welcoming during this encounter our esteemed friend DIVALDO PEREIRA FRANCO together with many other speakers and visitors, including:
- Sonia DOI (President of the International Spiritist Medical Association “Association Médico-Spirite Internationale”)
- Victor MORA FERIA (President of the Portuguese Spiritist Federation and First Secretary of the International Spiritist Council “Conseil Spirite International” )
- Jussara KORNGOLD (United States Spiritist Federation’s president – 2nd Secretary of the International Spiritist Council « Conseil Spirite International » )
- Jorge GODINHO BARRETO NERY (President of the Brazilian Spiritist Federation)
- Célia DINIZ (President of the Historical Center Chico XAVIER, “Luis Gonzaga” in Pedro Leopoldo – MG, Brazil)
- Yvon DOYLE (President of the Canadian Spiritist Council)
- Monsignor Gérard BERRIER (Bishop, Old Roman Catholic Church)
- Laurent PERINI (President of the French Spiritist Medical Association “Association Française Médico-Spirite”)
- Richard BUONO (President of the French Spiritist Council “Conseil Spirite Français”)
- etc…This list is not exhaustive
Same as last year, this Congress is organized jointly with the French Spiritist Medical Association. We will therefore have the pleasure to meet there many other guests, whose participation will be confirmed in the weeks to come. We will not fail to come back to you for more specific information.
Several conferences will be presented in Portuguese, and the translation in French will be available.
Please note that the guest list is, as always, subject to changes before the publication of the final Conference Program.
DRAFT PROGRAM (subject to changes due to organizational constraints)
SATURDAY 13th OCTOBER 2018
07.30-08.45 Welcome of the participants and badges distribution
08.45-09.00 Announcements and Prayer
09.00-09.15 Congress Opening by Richard BUONO (President of the French Spiritist Council – “Conseil Spirite Français”) and Laurent PERINI (President of the French Spiritist Medical Association – “Association Française Médico-Spirite”)
09.15-10.00 Presentation of the French Spiritist Centers and foreign delegations (part 1.)
10.00-10.30 Coffee Break, opening of the cafeteria
10.30-11.15 Yvon DOYLE (President of the Canadian Spiritist Council)
11.15-12.00 Msgr. Gérard BERRIER (Bishop, Old Roman Catholic Church, Apostolic Order of the Hospitallers of Saint John – “Ordre Souverain Apostolique des Hospitaliers de St-Jean”)
14.00-14.30 Presentation of the French Spiritist Centers and foreign delegations (part 2.)
14.30-15.15 Célia DINIZ (President of the Center Luiz Gonzaga, in Pedro Leopoldo, MG, Brazil)
15.15-16.00 Jorge GODINHO BARRETO NERY (President of the Brazilian Spiritist Federation)
16.00-16.15 Coffee Break
16.15-16.45 Richard BUONO (President of the French Spiritist Council – “Conseil Spirite Français”) Conference title to be clarified soon
16.45-17.00 Juan Danilo Rodriguez (Mansão do Caminho)
17.00-18.45 Divaldo Pereira FRANCO (Founder of the Mansion of the Path “Mansão do Caminho”, Spiritist International Lecturer and Writer)
Closing first day of the Congress
SUNDAY 14th OCTOBER 2018
08.45-09-00 Announcements and Prayer
09.00-10.00 Nelly BERCHTOLD ( President of the AME Switzerland)
10.00-10.30 Coffee Break
10.30-11.30 Laurent PERINI (President of the French Spiritist Medical Association –“Association Française Médico-Spirite”) – Conference title to be clarified soon
11h30-12h30 Sonia DOI (President of the International Spiritist Medical Association – “Association Internationale Médico-Spirite “) – Conference title to be clarified soon
14h30-15h30 Jorge DAHER (AME Brazil)
15h30-16h30 Paulo BATISTUTA (AME Brazil)
16h30-17h00 Closing of the Congress
Closing second day of the Congress
PURCHASE OF TICKETS and REGISTRATION
There is no more tickets for sale as we are sold out. Please note there will be no direct sales on site as we reached the maximum authorized amount of people.
You will be able to watch most of the lectures on our YouTube channel from Saturday the 14th in the morning.
LOCATION AND MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION
Our Congress this year will take place in Menton, city located in the department of Alpes-Maritimes (06), France.
Although initially planned in Nice, we opted for Menton mainly thanks to its optimum conditions of reception for the Congress delegates, the beauty of the city and its calm atmosphere. The Congress is planned to take place at the “Palais de l’Europe”, a highly-prized venue for congresses and exhibitions.
How to go to Menton:
Take a flight to NICE Airport: Nice-Côte d’Azur (LFMN)
Once you arrive to Nice, you can easily head to Menton by bus, train or taxi (please see details below)
It is also possible to reach the train station (SNCF) of “Nice Ville” from the airport, by taking the express line number 99 (please see links below).
A shuttle service will be put in place for the Congress with two tours on Friday and two tours on Sunday in the early evening to the airport. (To be confirmed)
Take the A8 Highway towards Italy until the exit number 59. The “Palais de l’Europe” is located 10 minutes away from that motorway exit. (Please see the map)
You may catch the train to Menton train station (SNCF). The “Palais de l’Europe” is a five-minute walk from Menton train station. The services are regular, with departures every 30 minutes approximately.
If you come from the airport, you can take the 110-Express line. A shuttle bus is departing from the airport every 30 minutes towards Menton bus station. The Palais de l’Europe is a 5-minute walk from the bus terminal.
If you come from the coast, you can take line 100, bus stop: CASINO, which is a 3-minute walk from the “Palace of Europe”.
Line 99 – Shuttle Service from the Airport to the SNCF train station “Nice-Ville”: http://www.nice-facile.fr/bus-99-nice-aeroport-gare-sncf-ville-express/
Line 110 – Airport to Monaco and Menton : http://www.nice-facile.fr/navette-bus-monaco-menton-aeroport-nice-ligne-110-airportexpress/
Accesses to Menton City: https://www.menton.fr/Acces.html
Map 1 – Google Maps : Click here
Map 2 – Google Maps : Click here
Taxis and driver services – Airport and Menton : Click here
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