CSC Events

Biennial Catholic social tradition conference marks 50th anniversary of Justice in the World

By: JP Shortall

March 15, 2021

The University of Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns will hold its sixth biennial Catholic social tradition conference on March 25–27. The conference will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Justice in the World, a document that has served as the foundation for the Church’s social justice teaching since it was produced by the World Synod of Bishops in 1971. The conference will focus in particular on the document's approach to racism, ecclesial and political structures, work, internationalization, and the environment. 

This year’s conference will feature a series of six Zoom webinar panels that will be free and open to the public. It will also include presentation of the Rev. Don McNeill, C.S.C. and Sr. Judith Anne Beattie, C.S.C. Award for Social Concerns, a juried exhibit of student art, and a Holy Saturday virtual retreat focused on questions related to the environment and poverty.

“For the last 50 years the Church’s social justice teaching has been guided by Justice in the World, especially the idea that ‘action on behalf of justice and participation in the transformation of the world’ are constitutive of the Gospel,” said Bill Purcell, acting executive director of the center and conference organizer. “As always, the conference will aim to help us both understand and practice Catholic social tradition.”

Each panel will feature three to five short presentations followed by a moderated question and answer period. Panel topics include Racial Justice—Engaging the Structure of Oppression; Creating a Global Vision of Justice; Hearing the Gospel and Spreading Good News; Justice in the World of Work: Global, National, Local Perspectives; Starting Justice at Home; and Justice for the Earth.

For the full conference schedule, panelist information, and Zoom link and password, go to socialconcerns.nd.edu/justiceintheworld.

The conference is cosponsored by the National Center for the Laity.

Contact: Bill Purcell, Center for Social Concerns, 574-631-9473, wpurcell@nd.edu

 

View All Events

Upcoming Events

October 2021

25
Application Close | ISSLP 2022
Monday, October 25, 2021 - 12:00am to 11:45pm
26
Information Session | SSLP 2022
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 7:00pm
29
Postgraduate Service Lunch | Alliance for Catholic Education
Friday, October 29, 2021 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

November 2021

02
Information Session | SSLP 2022
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 7:00pm
02
Getting Something to Eat in Jackson
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 7:00pm
05
05
Mini Postgraduate Service Fair
Friday, November 5, 2021 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
05
Labor Café First Friday
Friday, November 5, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
09
Taste of PATH
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 7:30pm
11
Information Session | Poverty Studies Interdisciplinary Minor (PSIM)
Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 8:00pm to 8:30pm
12
Dignity and Justice Workshop
Friday, November 12, 2021 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
14
Catholic Social Tradition (CST) Minor Brunch
Sunday, November 14, 2021 - 11:30am
14
Higgins Film CLASSics | Blue Collar (1978)
Sunday, November 14, 2021 - 3:00pm
29
Virtues & Vocations Presents Howard Gardner: What is Good Work?
Monday, November 29, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

December 2021

03
Signs of the Times Brown Bag Lunch Series | Housing
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 12:00pm
03
Labor Café First Friday
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm