Theology and Sinodality / Call for papers


The Faculty of Theology of the Pontifical Gregorian University, in collaboration with the General Secretariat of the Synod, intends to take up the call addressed to the whole Church convened in a Synod by proposing an International Conference on the theme “Theology Responding to the Challenge of Synodality” (April 27-29, 2023)

The Conference will gather different experiences and visions on synodality that come from the synodal processes in the five continents and will examine the characteristics of a theology articulating its vocation to synodality. It aims to identify paths for a renewed theology in order to lay the foundations for the implementation of a synodal method in theology.

In light of this synodal spirit, the Scientific Committee of the Conference would like to enlarge the space for sharing by including a number of participants beyond the speakers. To this end, scholars are invited to submit their papers for a possible presentation within the Conference context and for future publication in the Conference Proceedings. The papers must clearly present a question or topic related to the themes chosen for the conference:

  • 1. Imagining a synodal theology
  • 2. A theology from and for synodality
  • 3. Synodality and transdisciplinarity
  • 4. Synodality and Ecumenical Dialogue

The authors of select papers will have the opportunity to offer a brief presentation of their contribution within the context of the Conference. The scientific committee will select from the approved paper proposals those authors who will be asked to write an article to be published in the Conference Proceedings. Notification of the papers selected for publication will be given at a later date.

Those wishing to submit a paper may send their contribution by 31 March 2023 to [email protected]:

  • text in Word format, in Italian or English, of max 2000 characters including spaces. The title and bibliography are not to be included in the character count.
  • short cv of the author, complete with publications
  • and indication of academic affiliation, if applicable.

Please look up the Programme of the International Conference
Registration is open from 13 February, via online form.




  • Sezioni: Faculty of Theology PUG