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After successful challenging task to organize festival in virtual area, we are coming back to Malá scéna STU. Bratislava Hanus days aims to connect faith and reason, inspire for seeking the Truth, the Good and the Beauty and also to show that christianity “isn’t just memory of past, and but very live and real reality.” (Benedict XIV.) Festival is for academics and also for broader audience. Aim of festival is eight evenings of lectures and discussions but also concerts, film projections or art exhibitions. Over all Bratislava Hanus days covers more than 30 events from field of philosophy, teology, history, economy, art, politics and sociology.

What will be the theme of this year BHD?

Theme of ninth year of Bratislava Hanus days will be:

Where do we come from?

Photo of Ladislav Hanus

Who was Ladislav Hanus?

He was a Catholic priest trying to raise the faith and cultural life in Slovakia. He desired for the priests and believers not to live their religion just out of habit, mindlessly and comfortably, but to be able to shape the community life spiritually and ideologically.

“Man embraces his soundness fully when devoted to essence, laws, orders, attributes of existence as such and thus to philosophical thinking.” Ladislav Hanus

We cannot imagine our academic city festival bearing a name of anybody else. Ladislav Hanus was a Catholic philosopher, theologist, translator, literary pieces interpreter, sacral art expert and a founder of philosophy of culture in Slovakia.

It is our “Romano Guardini”.

Photo of SLH fellowship

Who is behind BHD ONLINE?

The festival is organised by Ladislav Hanus Fellowship (Spoločenstvo Ladislava Hanusa - SLH).

SLH´s vision is to be a creative community of competent and involved Christians, who know their faith well and who live it out. That enables them to bring Jesus Christ to Slovak public life – to politics, media, art and culture.

That is why we consider our mission to be the intellectual and spiritual formation of the young and their social involvement. The formation is carried out via academic programmes, this year is the 17th in Bratislava and the 5th in Košice. We also seek to engage publicly through the festival Bratislava Hanus Days, which takes place in both Bratislava and Košice again and this year exceptionally in an online version as well. The festival and the academic programmes are not the only activities we do, there are many more, such as numerous public discussions, lectures, publication activity, media outputs, petition organisation, public gatherings, pro-life citizen activities, initiatives as Zastavme hazard, Pamätaj, Za slušné Slovensko and others.

SLH gave rise to approximately 15 other projects and organisations involved in the field of Christian culture. They are for example Anton Neuwirth Collegium (Kolégium Antona Neuwirtha), Human Rights and Family Policy Institute, St. Egidio community and Zastolom.sk portal.