CST Research Labs

A key project within the research area is the establishment of a Catholic Social Tradition (CST) Research Lab.

A CST Research Lab will show that and how principles and ideas of Catholic Social Tradition make a difference on the ground; in his Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium Pope Francis warns against the risk of reducing Catholic Social Teaching to abstract principles: “The Church’s teachings concerning contingent situations are subject to new and further developments and can be open to discussion, yet we cannot help but be concrete—without presuming to enter into details—lest the great social principles remain mere generalities which challenge no one.”

 A CST Research Lab very much like Poverty Labs will explore the questions: What difference does the application of CST make in real-life and real-world situations? What is, in William James’ language, “the cash value” of CST?

An international seminal conference in Rome in January 2017 serves as the first step of establishing the CST Research Lab.

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October 2020

Acoutsticafé | Justice in the World
Friday, October 23, 2020 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm
Postgraduate Service: JVC Northwest Information Session
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 5:00pm

November 2020

Higgins Labor Film Club: On the Basis of Sex (2018)
Sunday, November 1, 2020 - 4:00pm
Engaged Learning Forum | Spanish CBL @ 10
Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 11:30am to 12:45pm
Labor Café Goes Virtual! November First Friday
Friday, November 6, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Higgins Labor Film Club: Bread and Roses (2000)
Sunday, November 8, 2020 - 4:00pm
CVN Virtual Volunteer Fair (Day 1)
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
CVN Virtual Volunteer Fair (Day 2)
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 12:30pm to 3:30pm

December 2020

Labor Café Goes Virtual! December First Friday
Friday, December 4, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm