CLAI Liturgy Network works on introducing contemporary and inclusive themes
The 8th Continental Gathering of the Latin American Council of Church’s Liturgy Network took place in Montevideo, Uruguay, from November 22-26, 2008. Twenty-five representatives from eleven Latin American and Caribbean countries, members of a broad spectrum of churches, gathered together to get to know each other, reflect, investigate and create new liturgical resources to serve the different faith communities.
Montevideo, Wednesday, December 10, 2008
"We recognize the presence of persons who have contributed specifically to the liturgical renewal in Latin America, as well as to the reaching deeply into the roots of our culture and our history,” said the organizers of the gathering. The conferences and technical contributions such as those by Pablo Sosa, Nelson Kirst, Jaci Maraschin, Luiz Carlos Ramos, Norma Falchetti and Virginia Mínico, facilitated the study and immersion into different areas of liturgical expression.
The participants involved themselves in the creating of liturgical resources that will allow worship services to deal with themes as difficult as violence and mistreatment, gender justice, sexuality, and inclusiveness, especially with regard to persons with disabilities.
By means of excellent dynamics, Marcos Berger of the CLAVES Program and Eduardo Robaina of KAIRÓS, helped the group situate itself in these issues, so as to be able to create liturgical resources out of a better comprehension of the needs and perceptions of the people.
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