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

 

Conference Registration is now closed.

Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend any keynote addresses, keynote panels, and concurrent sessions that are of interest to them without registering.

External Participants

Registration Fee: $250  
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Internal Participants

University of Notre Dame, Saint Mary's College, and Holy Cross College
No registration fee charged for faculty, staff, & students. Use green button to register.
 
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Pre-Conference Workshop

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

Pre-conference Workshop registration is now closed.

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP DETAILS 

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

March 2019

23
2019 Catholic Social Tradition Conference
Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 8:00am to 4:30pm
26
Documentary Film: Los niños de María
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 7:30pm
27
Puerto Rico Faculty Seminar Panel
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
29
Labor Café
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

April 2019

03
Film Screening: Icebox
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 5:00pm
03
Postgraduate Service: AmeriCorps Panel
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 5:30pm
05
Been & Seen Series: Listening to Uganda
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
28

May 2019

18
2019 Service Send-Off Ceremony
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm

June 2019

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