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

 

Lisa Sowle Cahill, Ph.D. 
Boston College

 

Daniel Graff, Ph.D.
University of Notre Dame

 

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

 

University Cosponsors

UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME: Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion; Catholic Social Tradition Minor; 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; Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights; 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 2020

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2020 Social Concerns Fair
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
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Winter Career Fair 2020
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm
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Leadership Formation Workshop: Organizing through the power of story
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

February 2020

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Application Close: SSLP 2020
Saturday, February 1, 2020 (All day)
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Color of Compromise: Why the History of the Church and Race Matters
Monday, February 3, 2020 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
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Application Close: Community-Impact Grants
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 4:30pm
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Information Session: Catholic Social Tradition Minor
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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Junior Parents Weekend Open House
Friday, February 14, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

March 2020

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