Catholic Social Tradition Conference

OPTION FOR THE POOR: Engaging the Social Tradition

2019 Catholic Social Tradition Conference 

March 21–23, 2019 | University of Notre Dame

This biennial conference, sponsored by the Center for Social Concerns at the University of Notre Dame, will explore how Catholic social tradition can engage academics and practitioners in the challenges of the most marginalized and vulnerable people in societies today, as well as how the development and impact of the Latin American theological concept of Option for the Poor has been globally embraced to build a more just and humane world. If the moral test of a society is how it treats vulnerable people, the signs of the times suggest there is significant room for improvement in communities around the world. By assembling experts in Catholic social ethics, the conference seeks to identify social issues with practical responses adequate to address the difficulty of resulting injustices.

Keynote Speakers | Bios

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, S.D.B.
Archbishop of Yangon, Myanmar
 
Charles Clark, Ph.D.

St. John’s University

 

LisaSowle Cahill, Ph.D. 
Boston College

 

Daniel Graff, Ph.D.
University of Notre Dame

 

Rev. Gustavo Gutiérrez, O.P. 
University of Notre Dame

 

 

Conference Registration 

External Participants

Early Bird Registration Fee: $225 
Ending on January 31, 2019
 
Registration Fee: $250  

Starting on February 1, 2019

 
 

Internal Participants

University of Notre Dame, Saint Mary's College, and Holy Cross College
No conference registration fee is charged for Notre Dame, Saint Mary's, and Holy
Cross faculty, staff, and students. We ask you to register—green button below.
 
There is a $25 meal fee if you opt in for the meals and/or dessert reception. 
 
EXTERNAL PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION   INTERNAL PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION

 

Pre-Conference Workshop

Restorative Justice on Catholic Campuses: An Exploration of Applications
Thursday, March 21, 12:30–4:00 p.m.

This workshop is designed to introduce participants to the philosophy and practice of restorative justice. Organized by the Restorative Justice Network of Catholic Campuses (RJNCC), the presenters will describe restorative justice's alignment with Catholic social tradition and how various campuses are engaging with restorative justice. If you have an interest in restorative justice, this session will introduce you to the lead coordinators of the RJNCC. The network encourages Catholic campuses to articulate and cultivate restorative principles and to assist each other in strengthening interest, commitment, and implementation of restorative practices on their campuses.

The opt-in for Pre-conference Workshop is part of the CST Conference registration form.

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP DETAILS 

University Cosponsors

UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME: Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion; Catholic Social Tradition Minor; Center for Civil and Human Rights; Center for the Study of Religion and Society; Center for Theology, Science and Human Flourishing; Cushwa Center for American Catholicism; Department of Theology; Higgins Labor Program; Institute for Latino Studies; Keough School of Global Affairs; Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies; Poverty Studies Interdisciplinary Minor; The Law School's Program on Church, State, & Society
SAINT MARY'S COLLEGE: Center for Spirituality
 
Organizational Cosponsors
Catholic Charities USA; Catholic Mobilizing Network; National Center for the Laity
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Upcoming Events

January 2019

23
2019 Social Concerns Fair
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

February 2019

01
Higgins Lunchtime Labor RAPS
Friday, February 1, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
22
Labor Café
Friday, February 22, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

March 2019

01
Higgins Lunchtime Labor RAPS
Friday, March 1, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
21
Pre-Conference Workshop: Restorative Justice on Catholic Campuses
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 12:30pm to 4:00pm
21
2019 Catholic Social Tradition Conference
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
22
2019 Catholic Social Tradition Conference
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 7:30am to 9:30pm
23
2019 Catholic Social Tradition Conference
Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 8:00am to 4:30pm
29
Labor Café
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

April 2019

05
Been & Seen Series
Friday, April 5, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
12
Higgins Lunchtime Labor RAPS
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
26
Labor Café
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

June 2019

04
Community Engagement Faculty Institute
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 (All day) to Thursday, June 6, 2019 (All day)