Nearly 500 moral theologians and ethicists from eighty countries will gather in Sarajevo July 26-29 for a conference called “A Critical Time for Bridge-Building: Catholic Theological Ethics Today.” During this historic meeting, the group will focus on responding to shifting global geopolitical environment, climate change, and migration.
Conference presenters include well-respected ethicists Paul Schotsmans (KU Leuven); Linda Hogan (Trinity College Dublin) and Fr. Charles Curran (Southern Methodist University-Dallas). Also participating will be three Cardinals: Vinko Puljic of Sarajevo, Blase Cupich of Chicago and Peter Turkson, representing the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.
The four-day conference is organized in three parts:
- Understanding the global network’s origins;
- Delineating the challenges society is facing today;
- Defining the ethicists’ “summons to move forward.”
Fr. James Keenan, Director of the Jesuit Institute at Boston College, and one of the co-chairs for the event commented on the focal points of the conference stating: “Almost everything is about: ‘What am I doing? What are we doing? How can we do this?’ It’s not about reporting out data; it’s about action.”
Please use this link to review additional details on the Sarajevo conference published in the National Catholic Reporter.