Day 1 / Conference on Justice and Social Concerns / Welcome & Overview, Invocation, Introduction - February 22, 2021
From Loretta Sanchez
Welcome and Overview Starts at 48 seconds
Alicia Cordoba Tait, D.M.A.
Beirne Director of the Center for Catholic Studies and Professor of Music, St. Mary’s University
Invocation Starts at 3:18 minutes
Rev. Tim Eden, S.M.
Vice President for Mission and Rector, St. Mary’s University
Introduction. Starts at 5:17 minutes
by James Greenaway, Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Philosophy, Associate Professor of Philosophy, and Charles H. Miller Sr., M.D., Chair in Human Dignity, St. Mary’s University
Conference on Justice and Social Concerns
The Conference on Justice and Social Concerns provides our campus community with the opportunity to engage with issues of social justice, faith, and personal and communal responsibility to the common good.
The 2021 Conference on Justice and Social Concerns, sponsored by the St. Mary’s University Center for Catholic Studies, is inspired by Fratelli Tutti: Encyclical Letter on Fraternity and Social Friendship by Pope Francis. Pope Francis’ third encyclical is centered on the major themes of service, charity, economic justice and political love, and is framed by his close friendship and experiences with the Grand Imam Ahmad al-Tayyeb of the Islamic university and mosque Al-Azhar in Egypt.
Each day of the Conference will feature pre-recorded presentations and panel discussions centering on the themes presented in Fratelli Tutti and linking them to the Marianist mission and charism. Panels will premiere on the University website each morning and are pre-recorded unless otherwise indicated. The Lin Lecture will be presented in real-time via Zoom and livestream.