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International Conference "Viriditas - Grünkraft - Green Power of Life"

International Hildegard Conference 2012
International Hildegard Conference 2012

26. bis 29.05.2016 in Bingen am Rhein

The Scivias Institute was happy to invite to its Second International Conference. The subject was Hildegard's term "Viriditas - Grünkraft - Green Power of Life". Like in the first Conference of the Scivias Institute in October 2012, there were lectures, workshops (theology, literature, music, visual art, art of healing, politics), concert, meditation and a pilgrims walk.

The key note address on "Viriditas & Sustainable Development" was given by Dr. Kees den Biesen.

Workshop Leaders were: Annette Esser, Christine Valters Paintner, Betsey Beckman, Randy Eady, Kees den Biesen, Catherine Anne Lombard, Caroline Mackenzie, Keiko Sunohora, Sabine Becker, Jutta Arlt et al.

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The next 3 upcoming Events

31.05.2019 - 10.06.2019 Hildegard Pilgrimage Trail
01.07.2019 - 15.07.2019 International Hildegard Pilgrimage
21.05.2020 - 01.06.2020 Hildegard Pilgrimage Trail


Hildegard Pilgrimage, July 26 - August 9, 2015

This Hildegard pilgrimage was planned in cooperation between Dr. Annette Esser, Scivias Institute, and Prof. Chung Hyung Kyung, Union Theological Seminary, New York. It started July 27 in Cologne and ended on August 9, 2015, in the "land of Hildegard" near Bingen. We had pilgrims from America, Korea and Australia.

Sr. Caroline wrote a good report about the pilgrimage. (see below)