On February 4, the director of the Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs, Dr. Manuel Mejido, will join the Seattle University Law Review in a conversation about the Catholic Church’s influence on some of the pressing social problems relevant today. The Seattle University 2017 Law Review Symposium entitled, The Teachings of Pope Francis: Towards a Vision of Social Justice and Sustainable Capitalism, will focus on Pope Francis's influence on the global dialogue about social justice, climate change, capitalism, and the implications of the Pope’s teachings on law and policy.
Over the course of this daylong symposium, the three panels and keynote speaker will discuss the various teachings of Pope Francis and how such views may affect lawmaking and policy. These discussions will range from the Pope’s vision for the Catholic Church’s role in society and public policy; his belief that large, industrial countries have a responsibility to manage climate change and the severe impact it has on smaller, poorer countries; and his opinion on how to navigate the world’s vast wealth and income disparities despite the existence of capitalism.
Dr. Manuel Mejido will moderate the second plenary panel entitled: The Theology of Pope Francis’s Vision. This is just one panel that will take place during the symposium, for more information on the Symposium panels and panelists and to register for the event, please follow this link.
For more information about the School of Theology and Ministry’s Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs, click here.
Saturday, February 4
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Seattle University School of Law, Annex
1215 E. Columbia, Seattle, WA, 98122
SU students and faculty: free
General registration: $20