Catholic Social Tradition Conference

Location: McKenna Hall

Soul Of Development

Soul of Development: 50th Anniversary of Populorum Progressio

Featuring Key Note Speakers:

Stephen Pope, Ph.D.

Boston College

Ana Maria Pineda, R.S.M., S.T.D.

Santa Clara University

Sean Callahan

Catholic Relief Services

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, D.D., S.Th.D.

Manila, Philippines

Stefano Zamagni, Ph.D.

University of Bologna

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.

The Early Bird Registration fee is $150. After February 1, 2017, the registration fee will increase to $175. Notre Dame, St. Mary’s, and Holy Cross faculty, staff, and students are no charge, but we ask that you register. The dessert reception on Thursday night, lunch and dinner on Friday, and continental breakfast on Friday and Saturday are included for registered participants (you will be asked to select which meals you want to attend during the registration process). 

Event Sponsors

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; The Notre Dame Law School Program on Church, State, and Society.

More information is available on the conference website.