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Nové sady 5 – RFK: Last Supper 2020

The fifth event of the series of one-off performances Nové sady, this time performed by the Christian ecumenical group RFK. A three-day (11–13/9/2020) performance titled Poslední večeře 2020 (The Last Supper 2020) was held in the public space of Moravské náměstí, Brno. This event created a temporary platform for public discussions, lectures, and workshops. The RFK collective invited affiliated activist groups and female experts specializing in the topics of sexual violence within the Roman Catholic Church, and contemporary conservative religious currents in Europe.

Premiere
11/9/2020

Moravské náměstí

The performance Poslední večeře 2020 (The Last Supper 2020) was held in the public space of Moravské náměstí, Brno. The opening event was followed by a two-day programme offering a temporary platform for public discussions, lectures, and workshops. The RFK collective invited affiliated activist groups and female experts specializing in the topics of sexual violence within the Roman Catholic Church, and contemporary conservative religious currents in Europe.

Programme 11–13/9/2020:

11/9
19:30 performance: Poslední večeře 2020 (The Last Supper 2020), opening night

12/9
11:00 introduction of the Wspólnota międzygatunkowa collective
13:00 workshop with the Wspólnota międzygatunkowa collective
(sign up for the workshop in advance via e-mail at teren@ced-brno.cz)
16:00 lecture by Miloslava Szabó: Abortions. The history of Slovak culture wars
lecture, discussion
19:00 film screening: Kostelnice

13/9
11:00 introduction of the RFK collective
14:00 workshop with the RFK collective – writing prayers
(sign up for the workshop in advance via e-mail at teren@ced-brno.cz)
15:30 lecture by Martin Tománek: Prázdné trůny (Empty Thrones)
18:00 closing programme of Nové sady – RFK: Poslední večeře 2020 (The Last Supper 2020)

RFK
We are a Christian/feminist/ecumenical collective. We see the churches not just as a congregation of believers but also as institutions with political power which actively intervene in the public sphere. We are openly against the ecclesiastic hierarchy, patriarchal orders, nationalism, and anti-social behaviour mainly within the Czech Roman Catholic Church. We do, however, build upon various religious denominations and positions outside of those. In our opinion, feminism means solidarity with the socially disadvantaged and excluded whose voices cannot be heard. Therefore, the problematic position of women in the Church is not the only point in our agenda. We aimed to establish a feminist Christian group which would strive to problematize the relations within the Church from a feminist, anti-fascist, and anti-capitalist point of view, and thus change their structure from within. Apart from political activism in public space

Růžový kostel pro všechny, report of the RFK team in the cultural periodical A2.
ruzovy-kostel-pro-vsechny.pdf

RFK: Poslední večeře 2020 in professional journal CEDIT 04.
posledni-vecere-2020-v-cedit-04.pdf

Program of the evet by collective RFK, Wspólnota międzygatunkowa & collective Prázdné trůny.

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