Michael O. Garvey | October 23, 2014
Cardinal Gerhard Müller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and Nobel laureate economist James J. Heckman will be among the speakers at the 15th annual fall conference of the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics and Culture Oct. 30-Nov.1 (Thursday-Saturday).
The conference, “Your Light Will Rise in Darkness: Responding to the Cry of the Poor,” will take as its theme an admonition made by Pope Francis in his address last year to the Archbishop of Canterbury. “Among our tasks as witnesses to the love of Christ,” Pope Francis said, “is that of giving a voice to the cry of the poor.”
According to O. Carter Snead, William P. and Hazel B. White Director of the Center for Ethics and Culture, conference participants will explore questions related to the human meaning of poverty and how to care rightly for the poor in the contexts of philosophy, theology, political theory, law, history, economics, the social sciences, the biosciences, literature and the arts.