Watch: Beautiful short films on marriage premiere at Humanum colloquium UPDATED

"The Complementarity of Man and Woman: An International Colloquium" takes place in Rome Nov 17-19

On Monday the Humanum colloquium gets underway in Rome; the three-day gathering of scholars and religious leaders from numerous countries and faiths will focus on the theme “The Complementarity of Man and Woman.” Sponsored by the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the colloquium opened Monday morning with an address by Pope Francis (full text here). Other speakers scheduled for the coming days include Rabbi Jonathon Sacks, Sr. Prudence Allen, Dr. Russell Moore, N.T. Wright, Rick Warren, and Archbishop Charles Chaput, as well as Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, and Sikh scholars and leaders.

The Humanum colloquium also features the premiere of six short films focusing on different aspects of marriage as the foundation for the family and for society. The first two of those six are below; be sure to check back over the next few days as the rest are posted.

Update (11/19): All six short films have now been released; you can view them all below. Also, be sure to check out the other videos on the Humanum YouTube channel; many of the addresses delivered at the colloquium as well as brief interviews with several participants are posted there.


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