Conversations on the Synod: Overview and opportunities

Conversations on the Synod: Overview and opportunities


Meeting online and in presence at the UISG Headquarters in Rome


We invite you to participate in the first of a 3-part series of input, discussion and sharing on the topics related to Synodality and the October 2023 Synod Assembly.  

The Synod Assembly will engage the areas of Communion, Participation and Mission. This first session would be on the first topic of Communion. 

The session will offer:

  1. brief overviews about synodality and the synod,
  2. a panel on the first major area, Communion,
  3. a beginning experience of Conversation in the Spirit for participants.



Thursday September 14 2023

2-4pm (Rome Time)



  • Sr Jolanta Kafka, RMI - former President of the UISG
  • Brother Mark Hilton, SC - Superior General of Brothers of the Sacred Heart
  • Sr Shalini Mulackal, PBVM - UISG Formators Programme Coordinator



Sr Maria Cimperman, RSCJ - UISG Synodal Initiative Coordinator



English, Italian, Spanish and French



Register here by September 10.



Questions for reflection as you anticipate our first session are the questions from the first part of the Instrumentum laboris and for the October Synod. 

A Communion that radiates:  How can we be more fully a sign and instrument of union with God and of the unity of all humanity?

Further questions include:

  • How does the service of charity and commitment to justice and care for our common home nourish communion in a synodal Church?
  • How can a synodal Church make credible the promise that “love and truth will meet” (Ps 85:11)?
  •  How can a dynamic relationship of gift exchange between the Churches grow?
  • How can a synodal Church fulfill its mission through a renewed ecumenical commitment?
  • How can we recognise and gather the richness of cultures and develop dialogue amongst religions in the light of the Gospel?




More information: comunicazione@uisg.org


Next meetings of the series will take place on September 25 and 29, 2023.