The 2016-2018 Bannan Institute takes up the question and call: “Is there a common good in our common home? A summons to solidarity.” In our 21st century context, how does our understanding of the common good engage the realities of pluralism and a positive valuation of diversity? Whose good is sought (or discounted) in a divinely ordered common good? The Catholic religious tradition has a long history of acknowledging the complexity and incompleteness of this pursuit of the common good, even as it seeks advance it. Pope Paul VI reflects: “with respect to the fundamental rights of the person, every type of discrimination, whether social or cultural, whether based on sex, race, color, social condition, language or religion, is to be overcome and eradicated as contrary to God's intent. For in truth it must still be regretted that fundamental personal rights are still not being universally honored.” (n. 29). Join us in Fall 2017, as the Bannan Institute Faculty Collaborative on Gender Justice and the Common Good hosts a public lecture, roundtable dialogue, and podcast series exploring pressing issues of gender justice and the common good today.
Episode Two with Patrick Lopez-Aguado
Constructing Masculinity in the Criminal Justice System (transcript)
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Santa Clara University
Episode Five with Mythri Jegathesan
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Santa Clara University