Today’s people are self-satisfied and too complacent about their artificial world, enslaved by their own material comfort and their loneliness. A relentless pursuit of an easy life, separated from God, from one’s family and one‘s nation, is the new ideal.
The comfort is today’s religion and it is promoted by the state, technology, globalism and the consumer society.
How fulfilling is a life built upon material comfort and workplace alienation?
How could we protect the family, the true love and the orthodox communion ?
Is consumerism the key to a fulfilled life?
How do we feel when a loaded shopping cart becomes our only relationship to the outside world and to the environment?
How to act when a gift of God, Romania’s natural resources, is wasted by a crooked state? Together, let’s find the answers to these questions during
The first international meeting
The Romanian Distributist League “Ion Mihalache”
“DISTRIBUTISM AND ORTHODOXY”
with the prayers of Father Valentin,
the starets and spiritual elder of Turnu Monastery, Prahova
June 25-28, 2012 Răşinari – Sibiu, Romania
Dr. Ovidiu Hurduzeu, a social critic and writer, is author of a volume of short stories, a novel, a study on Unabomber and two books of essays: The Happy Slaves and The Third Force: The Deep Romania (co- author Mircea Platon). Co-edited a Distributist anthology, The Economy of Freedom: The Revival of the Deep Romania, with John Chrysostom Médaille.
John Chrysostom Médaille is the author of The Vocation of Business: Social Justice in the Marketplace (2008) and Toward a Truly Free Market: A Distributist Perspective on the Role of the Government, Taxes, Health Care, Deficits and More (2010). John Médaille writes and lectures frequently on the economics of Distributism. He has more than thirty years of experience in management at large corporation and as a small businessman, and he served five terms as a city councilman in his hometown of Irving, Texas. The Romanian edition of his latest book will be launched in Sibiu, on June 25.
Fr. Mihai Valică, an Orthodox priest from Vatra Dornei and associated professor at the Faculty of Orthodox Theology “Dumitru Staniloae” and at the Medical School “Gr. T. Popa”, Iasi. Dr. Mihai Valică earned his PhD from the University Albert Ludwig at Freiburg.
speeches and debates covering a variety of topics: Distributism and the Christian family, Distributism and the micro-management, Distributism, a model of sustainable development and a way to protect the environment, Romanian Distributism in the international context
connecting to Distributist associations from Sibiu area
visit to Rosia Montana (an archeological site in the Western Carpathians Mountains dating back to the Roman Empire; a cyanide gold mining project threatens Roşia Montană with extinction)
fun & entertainment: campfire, games, prize awards. Fees:
450 RON / 105 EUR (the expense includes accommodation, three meals, transportation from Sibiu to Roşia Montană, local transportation from Răşinari to Sibiu).
More information about registration:
Please confirm your participation till may 15, via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your registration will be confirmed only upon receipt of an initiating payment of at least 25% of the total fee. The payment will be made into one of the following accounts:
– RO73 RZBR 0000 0600 1413 7120 – RON
– RO27 RZBR 0000 0600 1416 4623 – EUR
– RO43 RZBR 0000 0600 1416 4626 –US dollars
You will be emailed a detailed schedule and instructions upon registration. Please confirm your participation early, the number of participants is limited for this year meeting.
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We hope to see you soon!
With the help of God, the League keeps moving forward!