James T. Keane, a Senior Editor at America Magazine, posted a wrap-up of the Sarajevo ethics conference that concluded on July 29. In his comments, Keane described the closing plenary session as three “prophetic calls” for a reimagining of the international political and social order. The three scholars issuing the “prophetic call” were: Pablo Blanco of Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina in Buenos Aires; Emmanuel Katongole, a Ugandan scholar at The University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana; and Linda Hogan from Trinity College, Dublin.
“A Critical Time for Bridge-Building: Catholic Theological Ethics Today,” was organized by the Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church network and held at Katolički školski center Sv. Josip in Sarajevo. According to a press release, the four-day conference primarily focused on these two issues:
- “Global climate crisis, and its impact on the environment and marginalized populations; and
- The tragic banality of contemporary political leadership in so many countries.”
Ethicists from eighty countries participated in the conference, with a large majority of the representatives from nations in the global south.
Please click here to review James Keane summary published in America Magazine. The article also provides a link to a video version of several presentations.