Request for Proposals

Option for the Poor: Engaging the Social Tradition

2019 Catholic Social Tradition Conference 

March 21–23, 2019 | University of Notre Dame
The Option for the Poor conference will explore how the development and impact of this theological concept from the Latin American Church has been globally embraced by academics and practitioners to build a more just and humane world. If the moral test of 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 and practical responses adequate to address the difficulty of resulting injustices.
 

Presenters should provide original and creative insights into the systemic problems faced by marginalized populations and how to address them through the lens of the Catholic social tradition. The Center for Social Concerns at the University of Notre Dame requests proposals and creative works regarding the development of the Catholic social tradition in the following areas:

— Historical development and critique of the social doctrine, and how Church mechanisms can support social change

— Identify present social issues and potential solutions in light of the Church’s teaching on the option for the poor

— How the Church can promote social action based on the option for the poor within today’s pluralistic society

Now accepting proposals for papers or creative works. Abstract is limited to 500 words. The deadline for submission is November 30, 2018.

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Please email Paula Muhlherr with proposal submission questions.

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November 2019

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Leadership Formation Workshop | Storytelling for Change
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
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Labor RAPS | The Just Wage Initiative: Unveiling an Online Tool
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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ISSLP Interview Day
Sunday, November 17, 2019 (All day)
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Lupe Under the Sun
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 7:00pm
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Panel Discussion: Open Wide our Hearts
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

December 2019

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Deadline: Romero Days 2020 Paper Proposal
Sunday, December 1, 2019 - 11:45pm

February 2020

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Application Close: SSLP 2020
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