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Spring 2023 Workshop Series
Catholic Social Teaching: The Solution to Polarization

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A THREE-PART VIRTUAL WORKSHOP SERIES HOSTED BY CAPP-CANADA IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE ST. MONICA INSTITUTE & THE NEWMAN CENTRE OF MCGILL UNIVERSITY 

We live in an increasingly polarized culture, where social media can become anti-social and social justice unjust. Challenging questions of our time are frequently reduced to ideological battlegrounds where virtue signalling is often valued over virtuous leadership, division defeats dialogue, and wokeness fails to awaken us to the dignity of all. How do we solve this? Centesimus Annus – Pro Pontifice Canada (CAPP-Canada) invites you to discover human dignity, solidarity and subsidiarity – the core principles of Catholic Social Teaching – as life-saving medicine for an ideologically polarized society. Participate in webinars led by world-class experts with small group discussions. Learn how you can champion Catholic social teaching at work and in our culture. 

1. THE WISDOM OF FRATELLI TUTTI IN A WOKE CULTURE, FEATURING DR. ANDREA BARTOLI  - March 25, 2023

 

Pope Francis’ encyclical, Fratelli tutti, presents a vision in which “reparation and reconciliation will give us new life and set us all free from fear.” Dr. Andrea Bartoli – a globally recognized expert in conflict resolution and genocide prevention, and President of the Sant’Egidio Foundation for Peace and Dialogue – shares with us the core insights of Fratelli tutti and its concrete application in the face of deep cultural and ethical conflicts. 

2. CARE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN DIGNITY, FEATURING PROF. JOHN ZUCCHI - APRIL 22, 2023

 

Some ecological frameworks, movements and projects appear to be in tension with upholding human dignity, and some human-centred frameworks, movements and projects appear to be in tension with care for the environment. Professor Zucchi guides us into Laudato si’ and the anthropological dimensions of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment and human dignity, which shows that care for human dignity and the environment are not only fully compatible, but also intimately connected.

3. MAGNANIMITY: A VIRTUE FOR POLARIZED TIMES, FEATURING ALEXANDRE HAVARD. May 27, 2023 


Magnanimity is the virtue of greatness of heart, the habit of seeing, emphasizing and cultivating the best in ourselves and in others in order to better serve the common good. Alexandre Havard – founder of the Virtuous Leadership System, with more than 20 institutes around the world – shared his compelling vision for living magnanimously, and how it leads us to always see and nourish the inherent dignity and good in others, to cultivate and exercise solidarity, and to uphold subsidiarity – even and especially in contexts of serious disagreement.

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