Welcome to the Homepage of
the International Network of Societies for Catholic Theology
INSeCT is made up of 30 Catholic Theology Societies from across the Globe. It was founded in 1996 to provide a global platform for exchange and support between Catholic Theology Societies around the World. In particular, it seeks to support Catholic Theological Societies in the global South.
The delegates at the INSeCT Council meeting 2017 in Bangalore, India
The Goal of the Network is to foster academic theology and theological research in various continents through communication among the member societies, particularly concerning information about projects and works in progress, the result of academic research, and theological congresses, conventions and meetings; encouragement of research within the theological disciplines and stimulation of interdisciplinary work in the interest of academic theology; an ecumenical orientation and dialogue with other religions and world views.
INSeCT’s Mission statement stands for a view of Catholic theology that fosters:
- The pastoral mission of the church,
- Theology’s ministry to serve church and society,
- Collaboration among those working in all theological disciplines,
- Interdisciplinary theological inquiry into the natural and human sciences, &
- Ecumenical and interfaith dialogue.
INSeCT, by means of its global research projects, its publications, its website and its assemblies, is committed to the following goals:
- Support the development and growth of societies of Catholic theology around the world and facilitate the bilateral and multilateral collaboration of these societies;
- Improve intercultural communication and collaboration with member societies of Catholic theology as well as with theologians in those regions of the world where there are no societies in existence;
- Make more information available about the state of Catholic theology in the various local, regional, and national contexts around the world about specific research projects, theological congresses, and conventions.
- Respond to global challenges.
- What makes the collaborative work of INSeCT distinctive from other Catholic and Ecumenical groups of theologians? (by Bradfort Hinze)