Workshop | Abuses of Power and Conscience with Ianire Angulo Ordorika

Monday, January 8, 2024 - 17:42

On January 22rd, between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm, a Workshop on Abuses of Power and Conscience entitled "Overcoming the Tip of the Iceberg: Abuses of Power and Conscience" with Ianire Angulo Ordorika, teacher of theology at the Faculty of Theology of Loyola University, Granada Campus, Spain, as speaker.

The risk of an iceberg for sailors is that you can barely see its tip, which is the only part of the iceberg visible outside the ocean. In the same way, sexual abuse in the Church is just the tip of an even larger, but less visible mass of ice: abuses of power and conscience, within religious communities and ecclesial communities in general, and in general in interpersonal relationships. in ecclesiastical contexts or not.

In this meeting, organized by the Archdiocese of Braga, the Commission for Protection and Vulnerable Adults of the Archdiocese of Braga and the FFCS of UCP - Braga, the aim is to address this complex reality, learn about some of the elements that constitute it and suggest useful keys to recognizing abusive dynamics in the way we relate to each other.

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Ianire Angulo Ordorika

Born in Bilbao (1976), she is a religious slave of the Holy Eucharist and the Mother of God. He completed the Bachelor of Theology (Degree in Ecclesiastical Studies) at the Faculty of Theology of Granada, the Degree in Theology of Religious Life at the Pontifical University of Salamanca and the Degree in Sacred Scripture at the Pontifical University of Comillas, the University where he received his doctorate in 2018. Since the 2014-2015 academic year, she has been professor of Sacred Scripture at the Faculty of Theology of Granada, although she has also taught at other universities (Ecclesiastical University of San Dámaso, Theological Institute of Religious Life and Pontifical University of Comillas). Her research work has a double interest. On the one hand, she studies the relationships that are established between the Old and New Testaments and the way in which intertestamental Jewish literature is able to illuminate and contextualize these connections. On the other hand, she is dedicated to delving deeper into issues related to abuses of power in the ecclesiastical sphere, especially in institutions of consecrated life. Both centers of interest are well represented by the two research groups to which it belongs: the one promoted by UNIJES (Network of Jesuit Universities in Spain) to study the structural dimension of abuse in the Church from a theological perspective, and the research group emerging at Loyola University on biblical reinterpretations. (Cf.

Workshop | Abusos de Poder e Consciência com Ianire Angulo Ordorika