18 Council Meeting
19-21 Working Group on Via Humanitatis

2-3 Joint PAS/PASS Workshop on Human Trafficking: Modern Slavery
4-6 Workshop on Bread and Brain, Education and Poverty


2-6 Joint PAS/PASS Workshop on Sustainable Humanity, Sustainable Nature


  • Via Humanitatis

    Workshop 19-21 April 2013 -There is no doubt that, for the human being, the history of humanity (via humanitatis) is a primary path of the spirit and "teacher of life". In the course of... Read more
  • Trafficking in Human Beings

    Workshop 2-3 November 2013 – Prologue: Following a wish expressed by Pope Francis, the Pontifical Academies of Sciences and of the Social Sciences, together with FIAMC (World Federation of the... Read more
  • Bread and Brain

    Workshop 4-6 November 2013 – The Pontifical Academy of Sciences has a rich history of transdisciplinary meetings. Given the nature of the urgent and dramatic challenges regarding education and... Read more
  • The Emergency of the Socially Excluded

    Workshop organized by the PAS with LUMSA University and the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace (5 December 2013)  Preface Motivated by the instinct of the Holy Spirit in favour of the... Read more

  • Syria

    Workshop 13 January 2014 – 1. Syria’s civil war has occurred in two phases. The first phase, roughly from January 2011 until March 2012, was largely an internal affair. When the Arab Spring... Read more
  • Sustainable Humanity, Sustainable Nature: Our Responsibility

    Joint Workshop of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, 2-6 May 2014 - Are Humanity's dealings with Nature sustainable? What is the status of the Human... Read more
  • Evolving Concepts of Nature

    Plenary Session 24-28 October 2014 - Right from the roots of cultural evolution of mankind, testimonies can be found of early and of later modified and updated world views, that must be based both on... Read more
  • World Meeting of Popular Movements

    27, 28 & 29 October 2014 The culture of encounter at the service of poor people and poor nations As long as the problems of the poor are not radically resolved by rejecting the absolute... Read more
  • Less Nuclear Stocks and More Development

    Workshop 10 November 2014 – The existence of nuclear weapons poses serious security and safety threats to the countries possessing them and to the whole world. More than 20 years after the end of the... Read more
  • Young People Against Prostitution and Trafficking

    Joint Workshop of the PAS and the Global Freedom Network, 15-16 November 2014 - The estimates of prostitution and human trafficking are staggering. Precise statistics are impossible, given the... Read more
  • Joint Declaration of Religious Leaders Against Modern Slavery

    2 December 2014 – We, the undersigned, are gathered here today for a historical initiative to inspire spiritual and practical action by all global faiths and people of good will everywhere to... Read more