Workshop on the Common Good

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In this workshop, Kristin Heyer will discuss the common good tradition in Catholic social thought with special attention to its ‘growing edges’ and curricular implications. She will suggest several virtues and practices for pursing the common good in a Catholic university curriculum in this particular historical moment and in the face of perceived or real tensions with commitments to difference, diverse perspectives, structural power differentials, and injustices. Finally she will offer some questions for discussion to prompt participants’ reflection on connections to their own work personally (vocationally) and more broadly (collectively as a CSB/SJU community).

Dr. Heyer is a professor of theological ethics and the director of graduate studies in the theology department at Boston College.

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