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 

 

Lisa Sowle Cahill, Ph.D. 
Boston College

 

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

 

Rev. Richard Finn, O.P. 
University of Oxford
 

Registration 

Early Bird Registration Fee: $225 (ends January 31, 2019)
Registration fee as of February 1, 2019: $250  

PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION

No conference registration fee is charged for University of Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College, and Holy Cross College faculty, staff, and students, but we ask that you please register. There is a $25 meal fee if you opt in for the meals and/or dessert reception. 

NOTRE DAME / SAINT MARY'S / HOLY CROSS PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION

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