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Global Affairs

Organizing for Social Justice

Our guest on today’s episode is Tim Beaty, an ND grad and director of Global Strategies for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Tim has spent the past 30 years...

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Health and Society

Advancing the Common Good with Good Writing

Connie is the academic director at the Center for Social Concerns and the co-director of the Poverty Studies Minor. She recently published a textbook, Good Writing: An Argument...

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Religion and Philosophy

Cardinal Tobin

Cardinal Joseph Tobin joins us after delivering the 10th Annual Reverend Bernie Clark lecture. JP and Cardinal Tobin discuss changes in the general population regarding a...

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Health and Society

Sidewalk Insights From the Streets of Chicago

Junior Natalie Behling reflects on her experience with the Summer Service Learning Program and her service at the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless.

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Law and Politics

Negotiating the Future of Employment and Work

In our third installment of the Signs of the Times podcast, Dan Graff sits in for JP Shortall and discusses the state of the labor movement with retired labor attorney Tuck...

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Religion and Philosophy

Reawakening the American Heart

The Center for Social Concerns’ 2018–19 annual theme was “Moving Margins: Living the Option for the Poor,” which examined how God calls us to give priority to the most...

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Law and Politics

Fighting For Fair Housing

It has been 50 years since the Fair Housing Act made discrimination in buying and selling homes illegal. Fifty years since Edward Brooke, the first African-American senator from...

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Religion and Philosophy

Five Years of Pope Francis’ Papacy: Panel Discussion on Geopolitical, Ecumenical, and Cultural Perspectives

At the end of Pope Francis’ first five years in the papacy, this panel evaluates how he is calling the Church to encounter a deeper human experience by valuing diversity through...

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Religion and Philosophy

The Challenge of Peace Pursued Through Christian-Muslim Dialogue

Scott Alexander, Ph.D. and Imam Hassan Al-Qazwini engage the 2017–18 Center for Social Concerns annual theme, Living the Challenge of Peace, by discussing how peace and justice...

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Global Affairs

Brexit and Issues of Subsidiarity

Anna Blackman joins us on the podcast to share how we can use Catholic social tradition (CST) to address political issues, strengthen civil society, and hold government...

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Religion and Philosophy

Contemplative Spiritiuality for Socially Challenging Times

St. John of the Cross’ idea of the Dark Night of the Soul is often understood as a classic of mystical literature focused on the personal experience of desolation leading to...

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Religion and Philosophy

Signs of the Times #1

JP Shortall, Katie McCauley, and Rev. Kevin Sandberg C.S.C., introduce the new podcast. The origin of the name of the Signs of the Times podcast is revealed as well as what to...

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