Bridge Across the Continents in Fellowship with the Poor
Keynote Speaker Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, S.D.B., Archbishop of Yangon, Myanmar talks on the topic of “Bridge Across the Continents in Fellowship with the Poor”. This keynote is part of the biennial 2019 Catholic Social Tradition Conference, sponsored by the Center for Social Concerns at the University of Notre Dame, exploring how Catholic social tradition can engage academics and practitioners in the challenges of the most marginalized and vulnerable people in societies today, as well as how the development and impact of the Latin American theological concept of Option for the Poor has been globally embraced to build a more just and humane world. If the moral test of a 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 with practical responses adequate to address the difficulty of resulting injustices.
2019 CST Conference Keynote: Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, S.D.B., Archbishop of Yangon, Myanmar
Fulfilling Notre Dame’s mission to cultivate a disciplined sensibility to the poverty, injustice and oppression that burden the lives of so many, the Center for Social Concerns gathers, forms, and nourishes community-engaged scholars in the study, practice, and renewal of Catholic social tradition. By enacting human dignity, pursuing the common good, and standing in solidarity with the marginalized and poor, we advance pedagogies of engagement, leverage personal transformation for social change, and transform principles of Catholic social teaching into 21st-century leadership.
March 23, 2019