Cost: $395.00 ($445.00 after Sept. 12, 2014) Accompanying Person, 1 guest at discount price $125.00 ($175.00 after Sept. 12, 2014)
Details: Fordham University Graduate Program in International Political Economy and Development(IPED)and CAPP-USA* jointly sponsor a conference: "Poverty and Development: a Catholic Perspective." The CAPP/Fordham conference will bring together international specialists, authorities and professionals who will highlight poverty and development issues raised by Pope Francis, address their implications, and suggest specific responses/ ways they might be realized. Pope Francis has said: ?While encouraging the development of a better world, we cannot remain silent about the scandal of poverty in its various forms: Violence, exploitation, discrimination, marginalization, restrictive approaches to fundamental freedoms, whether of individuals or of groups.? (Pope Francis, Message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, 5 August 2013) Also, ?[I]n order to achieve a just and lasting solution?it is not just a question of responding to immediate emergencies?. Rather, the solution requires ?an effort to ensure that an ever greater number of persons are economically independent.? (Pope Francis, Message for World Food Day 2013, 16 October 2013) The conference will react to His Holiness? appeals to the international community to cooperate in creating a ?better world.? It will propose ways to respond to ?immediate emergencies? as well as creating ?just and lasting solutions.? Pope Francis is also quite clear that ?without fraternity it is impossible to build a just society and a solid and lasting peace.? He calls for ?weaving a fabric of fraternal relationships marked by reciprocity, forgiveness and complete self-giving, according to the breadth and the depth of the love of God offered to humanity.? (Pope Francis, Message for the World Day of Peace, 1 January 2014, 1 and 10) Of special note: The outcomes, discussions and conclusions of this conference will be combined with those of *FCAPP?s **May (2014) Conference and an October meeting in Dublin into a paper for presentation and discussion with Pope Francis and circulated to universities, economic organizations and research centers. (CAPP-USA is the US affiliate of *(FCAPP) Fondazione Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice, the Vatican Foundation established by St. John Paul II in 1993 as a vehicle for lay catholic leaders in Business, Academia and the Professions to implement Catholic Social teaching. **The 2014 May FCAPP Rome conference (held annually) title/subject was a direct response to Pope Francis' request to FCAPP at the 2013 conference ?to give solidarity its citizenship? -- to give ?Solidarity? a human face.