Lecture: "A Life of Dignity for All: Human Rights, Catholic Social Teaching & Sustainable Development"


Location: Andrews Auditorium, Geddes Hall


Meghan J. Clark

Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies in Moral Theology at St. John’s University

In 2013, Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon issued “A Life of Dignity for All,” arguing that the goal of the sustainable development agenda is “to create a just and prosperous world where all people realize their rights and live with dignity and hope.” Over the last fifty years, Catholic social teaching has advocated for a human right to development as a social and economic right of peoples. Both the United Nations and Pope Francis have called for a focus on people and planet as we reimagine the right to development. Integrating theory and experience, Prof. Clark will offer insights from Catholic social teaching for seeking human and ecological solidarity.

Presented by the Center for Civil and Human Rights, the Hesburgh Libraries, and the Center for Social Concerns

Convocat Poster

5:45 p.m.
Center for Digital Scholarship, Hesburgh Library
Reception and Public Launch of Convocate, a Catholic social teaching/human rights database

Following the lecture, join the Center for Civil and Human Rights and Hesburgh Libraries as we unveil our new research tool, Convocate, which brings Catholic Social Teaching and International Human Rights into dialogue. Enjoy refreshments and explore this innovative platform at hands-on stations.

Originally published at humanrights.nd.edu.