I hope, therefore I am.
Pedagogy of hope.

"For in this hope we were saved, but hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he can already see?” (Rom 8: 24-25)

Loss of moral direction and instability are common ailments of modern society. The symptoms of these phenomena are widespread depression and anxiety among adults and children. We are concerned about the future. What will future society be like for our children? What should we prepare them for? What do we expect from education and upbringing? What are our answers to the deep existential crisis of modernity? Despondency and despair have many causes, but the main one is the loss of hope.

The school of St John the Evangelist invites you to participate in a conversation about the theological, psychological and pedagogical aspects of hope during the conference “I hope, therefore I am” taking place May 3-6 in Tallinn. Following up on last year's discussions on love and education, we focus this year on the theme of hope, one of the Christian virtues. Theologians, teachers, psychologists, philosophers and literary scholars from Russia, Italy, Lithuania, USA and UK will speak at the conference.

We'd like to thank our kind supporters, Estonian Council of Churches, European Social Fund and Radisson Blu Sky Hotel.