Romero Days Conference 2020: Óscar Romero and Catholic Social Teaching

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Throughout his time as Archbishop of San Salvador (1977-1980), Óscar Romero continually pointed to Catholic Social Teaching as a way of understanding and orienting how the Christian faith is to be lived in the contemporary world. As we approach the 40th anniversary of Romero’s martyrdom, the 35th annual Romero Days conference will bring together a distinguished group of scholars to both critically engage the role of Catholic Social Teaching within Romero’s life, witness, and writings, and explore Romero’s legacy in light of contemporary work for justice and human development. Speakers will address Romero’s Salvadoran context, his overall relationship to Catholic Social Teaching, his employment of particular Catholic Social Teaching principles, and how his legacy might be received today.