Catholic Social Tradition and Human Development - A/Y 2017-18

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Since its initiation in the fall of 2016, the Working Group has provided a forum for resident faculty, graduate students, and outside scholars to systematically discuss the insights of Catholic Social Tradition (CST) for questions of development. Attentive to “integral human development” as a defining commitment of Notre Dame’s Keough School, the group’s discussions thus far have begun to engage the roots of this term in Catholic Social Teaching as well as an explore its connections with key CST principles such as human dignity, common-good orientation, option for the poor, solidarity, and subsidiarity.

An interdisciplinary group, its members are drawn from the disciplines of Economics and Business, International Law, African Studies, Theology, Political Science, Peace Studies, and Philosophy. Presently, the group involves nearly 20 faculty and eight students.