Finding Resilience in the Era of COVID-19

Many of us are struggling or feel out of place given the restrictions required to combat a global pandemic. We are living in an uncertain, if not radical, time in history. The idea of resilience however, begs the question can you not only cope in adverse circumstances but can you also flourish? Resilience is what enables us to not simply get by but rather have a moment of growth during difficult times. Our guest, Clemens Sedmak, Ph.D., has written extensively about this notion of resilience in his book, “The Capacity to be Displaced: Resilience, Mission, and Inner Strength.” Clemens examines the lives of incarcerated persons, victims of hostage, and cancer survivors in order to describe what it takes to flourish under adverse circumstances and teaches us how to apply these principles during COVID-19.

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The Signs of the Times Podcast presented by the Center of Social Concerns discusses principles of human dignity, solidarity with the marginalized, and the common good as they relate to current events.

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April 17, 2020

Health and SocietyReligion and PhilosophyCommunity Based LearningCoronavirusCOVID-19Catholic Social TraditionChristianityCenter for Social ConcernsClemens SedmakReligion