2017 Catholic Social Tradition Conference

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Catholic Social Tradition Conference
University of Notre Dame
March 23—25, 2017

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 Soul of Development: 50th Anniversary of Populorum Progressio Conference 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.

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Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities; Center for Social Concerns; Catholic Charities USA; Catholic Relief Services; Catholic Social Tradition Minor; Center for Civil and Human Rights; Center for the Study of Religion and Society; College of Arts & Letters, Henkels Lecture Series; Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts; Cushwa Center for American Catholicism; Department of Political Science; Institute for Church Life; Institute for Latino Studies; Kellogg Institute for International Studies; Keough School of Global Affairs; Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies; National Center for the Laity; Poverty Studies Interdisciplinary Minor; and The Notre Dame Law School Program on Church, State, and Society.