Conference: "Your Light Will Rise in Darkness: Responding to the Cry of the Poor"


Location: Notre Dame Conference Center / McKenna Hall

“Among our tasks as witnesses to the love of Christ is that of giving a voice to the cry of the poor.”
—Pope Francis, Address to the Archbishop of Canterbury, 6/14/13

Inspired by the pontificate of Pope Francis, the University of Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture announces its 15th annual fall conference, titled “Your Light Will Rise in the Darkness: Responding to the Cry of the Poor.”

In an interdisciplinary fashion, this conference will take up a host of questions related to the human meaning of poverty and how to care rightly for the poor. These questions will be pursued in the contexts of philosophy, theology, political theory, law, history, economics, the social sciences, the biosciences, literature, and the arts.

The conference will take place at the Notre Dame Conference Center. All sessions are free and open to the public, though priority seating will be given to registered participants. Registration is available online and is free for all Notre Dame, Holy Cross, and St. Mary’s students, faculty, and staff.

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