Justice in the World: 2021 Catholic Social Tradition Conference

Location: Online

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“Action on behalf of justice and participation in the transformation of the world fully appear to us as a constitutive dimension of the preaching of the Gospel,” Justice in the World, 6.

The Justice in the World conference will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the World Synod of Bishops’ prophetic vision by examining the justice issues proclaimed by the Gospel and addressed by modern Catholic social thought. The conference will focus in particular on issues central to the document: racism, ecclesial and political structures, work, internationalization, and the environment. 

Please join this gathering of global scholars working to expand Catholic social tradition through intellectual, artistic, and social engagement.


This year the conference will be virtual and free to attend due to the coronavirus pandemic. Each conference session will be in a Zoom Webinar format. There will be no call for papers. Registration is not required to attend the conference. 


All sessions are listed in the Eastern Standard Time Zone (United States). Please note that on March 14, 2021 Daylight Savings Time begins, which impacts the time difference by one hour globally. 

Thursday, March 25, 2021

7:00–7:15 p.m. Introduction and Award Presentation

7:15–8:30 p.m. Racial Justice—Engaging the Structure of Oppression

Friday, March 26, 2021

11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Creating a Global Vision of Justice
4:00–5:15 p.m. Hearing the Gospel and Spreading Good News

7:00–8:15 p.m. Justice in the World of Work: Global, National, Local Perspectives

Saturday, March 27, 2021

9:00–10:15 a.m. Starting Justice at Home

11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Justice for the Earth

Conference Organizer

William Purcell, M.Div., Acting Executive Director, Center for Social Concerns; Director, Catholic Social Tradition; Co-Director, Catholic Social Tradition Minor


National Center for the Laity, Center for Social Concerns

Originally published at sustainabilitystudies.nd.edu.