Events

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Workshop: "Operationalizing the Common Good"

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Location: Geddes Hall, Coffee House

The half-day workshop is dedicated to the question of identifying indicators for the common good; how can we assess to what extent a common good orientation is being realized in a particular context such as a municipality or a region? It is an expression of a research collaboration with the University of Puebla (Mexico) and is co-organized by the Center for Social Concerns and a Working Group on Catholic Social Tradition and Human Development at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. The workshop will introduce a general question, then explore one particular approach developed by Professor Matthias Nebel and his Research Institute on the Common Good (Instituto Promotor del Bien Común) at the University of Puebla. This “pentagram” approach works with five main pillars of the common good: agency, humanity, stability, governance, and justice. The question is: Which are promising and suitable indicators for each of these five dimensions? The workshop will explore this question by way of concrete case studies presented by colleagues from Notre Dame, the University of Puebla, and the University of Oxford. This will also shed light on the concept of the common good and an understanding of its operationalization.…

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Student Global Health Conference: "Culture in Care"

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Location: Hesburgh Center Auditorium

The Student Global Health Conference at the University brings together committed leaders, educators, and students from diverse fields of study to assess the global health landscape and discuss their roles within it. This year’s theme, “Culture in Care,” reflects on the following questions: how do our own identities affect how we treat others within our medical frameworks? Further, how can we “treat” social problems within both clinical and political contexts?  Attendees also will have the opportunity to learn about University organizations and resources for becoming involved in this ever-changing field by contributing to the intersection of research, social entrepreneurship, and international development.…

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Information Session: 2019 Urban Plunge Seminar

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Location: Geddes Hall, McNeill Library

Urbanplunge Social

The Urban Plunge is a one-credit, experiential-learning course designed to give students a brief but important opportunity to engage with communities experiencing poverty in U.S. cities. With sites in most major cities, students will spend two to four days in a city near their hometown with the chance of spending time with people who face the challenges of poverty and the organizations and those who work to support them and/or work to eradicate this inequity. Leading up to and during this immersion, students will examine the root causes of poverty in urban areas focusing on dimensions such as opportunity, race, mental health, faith-based efforts, gender, housing, criminal justice system, and employment. The application deadline is October 29, 2018.…

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Information Session: Catholic Social Tradition Minor

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Location: 234 Geddes Hall

Cstminor Social

Students interested in the Catholic Social Tradition (CST) Minor can stop by and talk with co-director Bill Purcell about the Minor and its requirements. Learn more about the CST Minor: check out our website, or contact Paula Muhlherr

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Film: "Monseñor: The Last Journey of Oscar Romero"

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Location: Geddes Hall, Coffee House Andrews Auditorium

Monseñor Oscar Romero will be canonized by Pope Francis in Rome on October 14, 2018. In celebration and to learn from the devoted ministry Romero offered to the poor of El Salvador please join us for this film screening and discussion of Monseñor: The Last Journey of Oscar Romero with Margie Pfeil, associate professional specialist, Department of Theology.…

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Information Session: 2019 International Summer Service Learning Program

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Location: Geddes Hall, McNeill Library

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The Center for Social Concerns’ International Summer Service Learning Program (ISSLP) is both a four-credit course and an eight-week summer service-learning program in Catholic social tradition and social analysis which together provide a critical lens through which students are invited to interpret an array of global issues. …

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Monday, October 29, 2018

Poverty and Stress Workshop

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Location: Geddes Hall, Coffee House

This workshop with University faculty, staff, students and community partners will explore the connections between living in poverty and the experience of stress; we will look into the language used (such as “toxic stress”), into the evidence available for increased stress levels in situations of persistent poverty, and, most importantly we will discuss possible responses, obstacles to those responses, and facilitate an exchange about experiences. We will aim to have an external resource person with us who has successfully implemented community-university partnerships. Community partners and colleagues interested in health issues, poverty studies and their connections and who are willing to share their wisdom and expertise will work closely together to achieve actionable outcomes.

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Information Session: 2019 Urban Plunge Seminar

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Location: Geddes Hall, McNeill Library

Urbanplunge Social

The Urban Plunge is a one-credit, experiential-learning course designed to give students a brief but important opportunity to engage with communities experiencing poverty in U.S. cities. With sites in most major cities, students will spend two to four days in a city near their hometown with the chance of spending time with people who face the challenges of poverty and the organizations and those who work to support them and/or work to eradicate this inequity. Leading up to and during this immersion, students will examine the root causes of poverty in urban areas focusing on dimensions such as opportunity, race, mental health, faith-based efforts, gender, housing, criminal justice system, and employment. The application deadline is October 29, 2018…

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Friday, November 2, 2018

Discussion: "Been & Seen: Energy, Climate, and Social Change"

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Location: Geddes Hall, Coffee House

Students who participated in the Energy, Climate, and Social Change Seminar over fall break will share their insights and immersion experiences in Washington, D.C., and in eastern Tennessee at the Narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Center as they examined the complex narratives around the role of energy in society and its relation to the current climate change discussion. Focusing on various policies and practices and how those shape our global energy context, students consider hopeful solutions toward a more sustainable energy and climate model. A light lunch will be served. All are welcome. …

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

2019 CST Conference: "Option for the Poor: Engaging the Social Tradition"

(part of a series)

Location: University of Notre Dame

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Option for the Poor: Engaging the Social Tradition

2019 Catholic Social Tradition Conference 

This biennial conference sponsored by the Center for Social Concerns at the University of Notre Dame will explore how Catholic social tradition can engage academics and practitioners in the challenges of the most marginalized and vulnerable people in societies today. 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.…

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Friday, March 22, 2019

2019 CST Conference: "Option for the Poor: Engaging the Social Tradition"

(part of a series)

Location: University of Notre Dame

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Option for the Poor: Engaging the Social Tradition

2019 Catholic Social Tradition Conference 

This biennial conference sponsored by the Center for Social Concerns at the University of Notre Dame will explore how Catholic social tradition can engage academics and practitioners in the challenges of the most marginalized and vulnerable people in societies today. 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.…

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

2019 CST Conference: "Option for the Poor: Engaging the Social Tradition"

(part of a series)

Location: University of Notre Dame

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Option for the Poor: Engaging the Social Tradition

2019 Catholic Social Tradition Conference 

This biennial conference sponsored by the Center for Social Concerns at the University of Notre Dame will explore how Catholic social tradition can engage academics and practitioners in the challenges of the most marginalized and vulnerable people in societies today. 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.…

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