Cultural Heritage is not about inanimate objects or old buildings. It is about stories and experiences. Music has a crucial role in the preservation, dissemination, and continuation of those stories, and must work in conjunction with other disciplines in order to ensure our cultural enrichment and be a positive change in the world.
The article explores how we relate to our Christian cultural heritage, which is intended as a pathway of faith. Such heritage may have had this core purpose hollowed out and been reduced to tourist attractions, but it can still be of relevance today if properly understood.
When discussing cultural heritage, the emphasis should not be on the burden of preservation as such, but on the opportunity to renew, to rethink one’s vocation and to recompose it in the current socio-cultural context and to dream for a better future.
Listen to our discussion with Dr Daniela Debono, lecturer in anthropology of migration at the University of Malta as we discuss displacement, the need to belong, and the reality of living during a tense age of both globalization and borders.
Any open attitude towards dialogue cannot ignore the implications of “migration as crisis”, which has been a generic phrase in media, political and academic discourses since the early 2010s. We are still, in many ways, under its shadow.
One question I often get from parents of Gen Z's after they hear of my dabbling with digital theology is: What can I do? My child is always hooked on their mobile device! I am afraid there is something wrong with them! The aim of this short reflection is to try to answer whether we should be worried that our youth are socially alone or rather they are teaching us a new ecclesiology?