About the Conference on Justice and Social Concerns
The Conference on Justice and Social Concerns provides our campus community with the opportunity to engage with issues of social justice, faith, and personal and communal responsibility to the common good.
The 2021 Conference on Justice and Social Concerns, sponsored by the St. Mary’s University Center for Catholic Studies, is inspired by Fratelli Tutti: Encyclical Letter on Fraternity and Social Friendship by Pope Francis. Pope Francis’ third encyclical is centered on the major themes of service, charity, economic justice and political love, and is framed by his close friendship and experiences with the Grand Imam Ahmad al-Tayyeb of the Islamic university and mosque Al-Azhar in Egypt.
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2021 Conference on Justice and Social Concerns
The 2021 conference spanned five days, with speakers focusing on a different theme each day: Human Dignity, Economic Justice, Hunger Awareness, Diversity of Voices, and Social Action. On day four of the conference, the Lin Great Speakers Series hosted a panel discussion entitled “A Conversation on Race, Equality and Equity.”