Despite all its activities and achievements, Europe currently seems to be strangely poor in hope. Actually, the future perspectives are bleak: the consequences of climate change, migration crises, demographic change or global processes of a world that is becoming increasingly unequal throw their shadows into the present. What can, should or should one hope in such a time? With what arguments? And what is hope anyway? Regina Polak explores these questions from a theological point of view. As, from a Christian point of view, hope is one of the virtues of faith and is a gift of grace from God. Regina Polak shows how the memory of biblical times can help to develop a kind of hope which is well-founded and learned (Ernst Bloch).
Rektor, Jesuitenkolleg Jesuiten-/Universitätskirche, Innsbruck||
Regina POLAK MAS
Institutsleitung, Institut für Praktische Theologie, Fachbereich Pastoraltheologie und Kerygmatik, Katholisch-Theologische Fakultät, Universität Wien|
Rektor, Jesuitenkolleg Jesuiten-/Universitätskirche, Innsbruck
Student, Music and Arts University, Vienna
| ||Anna Maria Niemiec was born in Poland but started her musical education in Austria, where her family moved when she was three. She studied Cello at MDW with Prof. S. Kropfitsch, in Warsaw with Prof. T. Strahl, as well as at MUK in the class of Prof. L. Schulz-Bayrova. Anna Maria is a prize-winner of numerous competitions (Fidelio, Bank Austria Kunstpreis, Prima la musica and more), awardee of the Yehudi Menuhin - Live Music Now program and has performed at important venues such as the Musikverein Vienna, Konzerthaus Vienna, the A. Schoenberg Center, Radiokulturhaus, National Philharmonie of Ukraine or National Philharmonie of Slovakia, to name a few. Her passion for new music has led to artistic collaborations with composers such as W. Rihm, B. Gander, J.M. Staud, J. Widmann, HK Gruber, G. Kühr and resulted in numerous premieres and appearances at prestigious festivals such as Wien Modern, Kyiv Music Fest, Klangfrühling Stadtschlaining, Ziel1Kunst, impuls MinuteConcerts and many others.|
Institutsleitung, Institut für Praktische Theologie, Fachbereich Pastoraltheologie und Kerygmatik, Katholisch-Theologische Fakultät, Universität Wien