The Catholic Church brings a distinct perspective to the discussion of environmental questions by lifting up the moral dimensions of these issues and the needs of the most vulnerable among us. This unique contribution is rooted in Catholic social teaching calling us to care for creation and for "the least of these."
Laudato Si'' is a worldwide wake up call to help humanity understand the destruction that people are rendering to the environment and their communities. While addressing the environment directly, the document’s scope is broader in many ways as it looks at not only the individual’s effect on the environment, but also the many philosophical, theological, and cultural causes that threaten the relationships of each person to nature and each other in various circumstances.
As we read “the signs of the times,” this call for papers invites contributions that address the application of Catholic social teaching to the following concerns:
To be considered for publication:
Forward one copy of the manuscript, preferably an electronic file in Microsoft Word format. Citations must be in footnote format.
Electronic files may be forwarded by regular mail or directly as email attachments.
Papers must be submitted by December 15, 2016 to Executive Editor: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about submissions, see: http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/mission/office/publications/journal/authors.html
For more detail about the conference or registration, contact: Marcella Bray. information concerning travel, accommodations, directions to campus and instructions for on campus parking use the links below.
Joseph T. McCullen Symposium
in Catholic Social Thought and the Law
Ministers of the Law: A Natural Law Theory of Legal Authority
Villanova University, Friday October 22, 2010
Catholic Social Teaching & World Poverty
Villanova University, March 21-22, 2011