International Conference of the International Association for the Study of Edith Stein's Philosophy
Mysticism is a phenomenon deeply linked to the quests of humanity, and one that has not always been given its rightful place both in academia and in the field of personal and human experience in general.
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The Institute of Philosophy "Edith Stein" is a teaching and research institution, established by the Archbishop of Granada, Monsignor Javier Martínez, on 9 August 2005 (Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Edith Stein).
The Institute was born in the certainty that the Christian fact, as professed in the Catholic Church, is the answer to the deepest questions and aspirations of mankind, even in our times. This is why it is capable of awakening the love of wisdom and true humanity for which all people yearn.
The Institute pursues a threefold purpose: scientific, in that it promotes research; didactic-formative, in that it is concerned to provide its students with the best possible formation and to spread the philosophy born of the Christian fact; and pastoral, in that it tries to transmit to the body of the Church itself and to society that love of truth and reason is an inherent feature of the Catholic faith.
The Edith Stein Society of Germany (Edith-Stein-Gesellschaft Deutschland e. V., hereafter ESGD) aims to deepen the memory of St. Edith Stein, Therese Benedicta a Cruce OCD (1891-1942), as a daughter of the Jewish people, as a philosopher and as a Carmelite, as well as to open up and cultivate her philosophical, pedagogical and religious legacy. It aims to make Edith Stein's rich spiritual work in all its aspects accessible to a wide public.
Aware of the fact that the life of Edith Stein, the co-patroness of Europe, was closely linked to the tragic historical events of her time, the ESGD is dedicated to international understanding and the realisation of a united Europe in which human rights are recognised and respected regardless of existing borders and national, religious, political or economic differences.
The ESGD strives to deepen the Christian-Jewish and German-Polish dialogue as well as the dialogue with the secular world.
Escuelas Católicas Castilla y León was created to offer a complete and close service to the 173 state-subsidised schools that form part of its organisation. All of them have around 100,000 students enrolled each academic year, which means that we represent 29% of the total student body in Castilla y León, in addition to the 9,000 employees (teachers, managers and administrative and service professionals) who offer their educational experience to Escuelas Católicas students.
In this way, Escuelas Católicas is the most representative organisation of state-subsidised schools in the spanish autonomous community of Castilla y León and one of the most important educational communities in the region.
Escuelas Católicas Castilla y León brings together all the schools with Catholic ideals and values in a grouping that allows them to make a qualitative leap in the services offered, optimising resources and taking advantage of synergies. The great challenge of Escuelas Católicas Castilla y León is to inform, assist and advise the schools belonging to the group. It represents and defends their interests as well as promoting the Christian conception of education.
In addition, Escuelas Católicas represents the affiliated schools in collective and individual labour relations and provides information, assistance and legal, economic and fiscal advice.
The San Damaso Ecclesiastical University (UESD) is an ecclesiastical university established by the Holy See in the Archdiocese of Madrid (Spain). It offers training in Philosophy, Theology, Christian and Classical Literature, Canon Law and Religious Sciences with official validity in all universities. Its name is taken from the Pope of Hispanic origin St. Damasus. Its motto is "Veritatis Verbum communicantes" ("Transmitters of the Word of truth").