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Call for Papers

02/04/2022 1:03 PM | Steven P. (Steve) Millies

The Bernardin Center at Catholic Theological Union invites contributions to a symposium focused on Cardinal Joseph Bernardin’s consistent ethic of life on Sept. 17-18, 2022.  Our symposium, Life, Solidarity, Fraternity: The Consistent Ethic in Light of Fratelli Tutti, will explore the consistent ethic of life as a social ethic in the light of Pope Francis’s social teachings. Pope Francis has offered a comprehensive view of social ethics not only with solidarity, social friendship, and “a better kind of politics” as we read about them in Fratelli Tutti, but also with Laudato Si’ vision of integral ecology and the bold response to the pandemic described in Let Us Dream. The common ground between Pope Francis’s social teaching and the consistent ethic of life are the primary topic of the symposium.

Submissions are sought from current graduate students and recent Ph.D.'s in any applicable field.  Submissions from non-Catholic perspectives also are encouraged.

A complete call for papers with details and a tentative symposium schedule can be found at  Direct questions to

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