Soul of Development: the 50th Anniversary of Populorum Progressio

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Location: McKenna Hall

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Populorum Progressio by Pope Paul VI is widely regarded as the "magna carta of development" as it provided the basis for many of the Catholic Church’s policies on integral human development. The Center for Social Concerns Catholic Social Tradition Conference, The Soul of Development: 50th Anniversary of Populorum Progressio will address the thematic social justice issues in this seminal modern Catholic social thought document, especially those in the encyclical such as economic justice, international development, solidarity with the poor, peacebuilding and globalization, all of which gave rise to liberation theology and integral human development practices.

The conference will begin with an opening session on Thursday, March 23, including the keynore address "Integral Human Development: From Paternalism to Accompaniment" by Stephen Pope, Ph.D., Professor of theology at Boston College, and will continue through Saturday, March 25.

View full conference schedule and register here.


Organized by The Center for Social Concerns. Co-sponsored by: Catholic Social Tradition Minor; Center for Civil and Human Rights; Center for the Study of Religion and Society; Cushwa Center for American Catholicism; Department of Political Science; Institute for Latino Studies; Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, College of Arts & Letters, Henkels Lecture Series; Kellogg Institute for International Studies; Keough School of Global Affairs; Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies; McGrath Institute for Church Life; Poverty Studies Interdisciplinary Minor; The Notre Dame Law School Program on Church, State, and Society.

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