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The Margins and Morals of Poverty and Prosperity
May 2, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
This Ignatian Day of Reflection will invite SCU faculty, staff, students, and community partners connected with the Thriving Neighbors Initiative, Arrupe Partnerships, and the Greater Washington Neighborhood of San Jose, to reflect on the way in which their own lives and vocations are connected with the common good.
How is the good of our neighbor intimately linked with our good and with a common good? Pope Francis, in his encyclical, Laudato Si’ (On Care for Our Common Home), argues that the common good today must be understood as a practice of solidarity, a practice by which we come to know and value the full and innate dignity of every human person, every dimension of the natural world, and seek to share our diverse goods freely with one another for mutual benefit, for the good of all creation. “The present condition of global society, where injustices abound and growing numbers of people are deprived of basic human rights and considered expendable, the principle of the common good immediately becomes, logically and inevitably, a summons to solidarity…” (§ 158). In this Ignatian Day of Reflection we will explore the ways in which the summons to solidarity is linked to our vocation as neighbors advancing the common good in our common home.