JUSTICE IN THE WORLD
March 25–27, 2021 | Virtual Conference
“Action on behalf of justice and participation in the transformation of the world fully appear to us as a constitutive dimension of the preaching of the Gospel,” Justice in the World, 6.
The Justice in the World conference celebrated the 50th anniversary of the World Synod of Bishops’ prophetic vision by examining the justice issues proclaimed by the Gospel and addressed by modern Catholic social thought. The conference focused in particular on issues central to the document: racism, ecclesial and political structures, work, internationalization, and the environment.
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Introduction and Award Presentation
Racial Justice—Engaging the Structure of Oppression
Friday, March 26, 2021
Creating a Global Vision of Justice
Hearing the Gospel and Spreading Good News
Justice in the World of Work: Global, National, Local Perspectives
Saturday, March 27, 2021
Starting Justice at Home
Justice for the Earth
The Cry of the Earth, the Cry of the Poor: A Holy Saturday Virtual Retreat
On this day full of lament and hope, we will gather to pray and contemplate the goodness and the groaning of creation, listening for God’s Spirit. Participants will be invited to pray with two short readings in advance of the retreat, and we will have an opportunity to share our reflections together.
William Purcell, M.Div., Director, Catholic Social Tradition; Co-Director, Catholic Social Tradition Minor