Programme 2017: 
Seeking spirituality in liquid times

We re-discover that our identity and our anchor in this contemporary world requires not only a firm attitude connected to the earth, where we live, but also an upward look. A healthy spirituality or verticality, this both transcendent and creative dimension of human life, gives us the ability of creative power to build the human society, to participate in the public good and to pour hope into the life.

The language of the lectures is Czech unless stated otherwise.

  • 17. 1. 2017  Anna Hogenová
    Philosopher, phenomenologist, professor at The Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Humanities of the Charles University in Prague
    Filosofka, fenomenoložka, vyučující Pedagogické a Husitské teologické fakulty Univerzity Karlovy
  • 14. 2. 2017  Kateřina Lachmanová
    Theologian, psychologist, general editor
  • 8. 3. 2017 Ivana Noble
    Theologian, clerk of the The Czechoslovak Hussite Church, professor at  the Protestant Theological Faculty of the Charles University in Prague
  • 22. 3. 2017 Jiří Drahoš
    Physical chemist, president of The Czech Academy of Sciences
  • 5. 4. 2017  Víťa Marčík theatre: Moravian Passion-play
    Easter, Passion, crucifixion of Christ as playd by the marrionetter Víťa Marčík
  • 25. 4. 2017  Tomáš Sedláček
    Economist, former advisor of the Czech president and the minister of finance, teacher at Faculty of social sciences of the Charles University in Prague and the University of New York in Prague
  • 2. 5. 2017  Vladimír Volráb
    Clerk of the The Czechoslovak Hussite Church, national coordinator of the World Community for Christian Meditation in the Czech Republic 
  • 17.5. 2017 Jan Jandourek
    Sociologist, writer, journalist
  • 13. 6. 2017  Peter Tavel
    psychologist, dominican priest, dean of the Faculty of Theology of Palacký University, researcher of the yacht across the ocean
  • Jindřich Štreit: The Gate of Hope
    Exhibition of photography
  • Neratov
    The story of transformation of a pilgrimage site. Exhibition.
  • Hana Junová
    Therapist and supervisor, vice-president of the Rafael Insitute Board
  • Ladislav Heryán
    Priest, salesian, musician, theologist
  • Helena Klímová
    Therapist, author, Charter 77 signatory, president emerita of the Rafael Institute
  • Jiří Hájíček
    South-Bohemian writer, Magnesia Litera prize winner.Programme 2016

The lecture of Zygmunt Bauman, professor of sociology, philosopher, author of the concept of liquid modernity, was scheduled for May 2017. Professor Bauman deceased on January, 9th this year at the age of 91. Though we will not meet professor Bauman in person, we believe his ideas and thoughts will be part of many of our dialogues. May he rest in peace.

Programme 2016

  • January 1 – Jan Poněšický, physician and psychologist
  • February 23 – Otmar Oliva – academic sculptor, Robert Svatoň – theologian
  • March 15 – Jana a Jindřich Kalinovi, married couple
  • April 14 – Marek Eben, musician, actor and anchorman
  • May 25 – Marek Vácha, catholic priest and natural scientist
  • July 7 – Helena Illnerová, natural scientist
  • September 20 – Helena Klímová, therapist
  • October 18 – Jan Poněšický, physician and psychologist
  • November 15 – Josef Koutecký, oncologist
  • December 13 – Robert Bezák, catholic archbishop




Videorecords from past events

Programme 2017

18. 1. 2017 Anna Hogenová

14. 2. 2017 Kateřina Lachmanová

  8. 3. 2017 Ivana Noble

  5. 4. 2017 Víťa Marčík theatre

25. 4. 2017 Tomáš Sedláček

  2. 5. 2017 Vladimír Volráb

17. 5. 2017 Jan Jandourek

  13. 6. 2017 Peter Tavel