2017 Catholic Social Tradition Conference


THE SOUL OF DEVELOPMENT |  50th Anniversary of Populorum Progressio

March 23—25, 2017 | University of Notre Dame

Populorum Progressio by Pope Paul VI is widely regarded as the "magna carta of development" as it provided the basis for many of the Catholic Church’s policies on integral human development. The Center for Social Concerns Catholic Social Tradition Conference, The Soul of Development: 50th Anniversary of Populorum Progressio addressed the thematic social justice issues in this seminal modern Catholic social thought document, especially those in the encyclical such as economic justice, international development, solidarity with the poor, peacebuilding and globalization, all of which gave rise to liberation theology and integral human development practices.

Keynote Speakers

Stephen Pope, Ph.D. | Integral Human Development: From Paternalism to Accompaniment  [Video]

Sr. Ana Maria Pineda, R.S.M., S.T.D. | Oscar Romero: Social Justice, its Call and its Cost Video

Sean Callahan, MALD | Catholic Relief Services

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, D.D., S.Th.D. | Living Out the Legacy of Populorum Progressio Today and Tomorrow [Video]

Stefano Zamagni, Ph.D. | The Populorum Progressio Roots of Present Day Catholic Social Teaching: Pope Paul VI as Precursor of Post-modern Catholic Thinking  [Video]

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