Rerum Novarum: Worker Justice in the Church and on Campus

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This year marks the 125th Anniversary of Rerum Novarum (new window), Pope Leo XIII’s pivotal 19th century encyclical that laid the foundation for Catholic teaching on labor and the dignity of work. More than a century later, these principles remain profoundly relevant to our society and our campus community on the Hilltop.

Join us at 4pm on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 in Dahlgren Chapel as we reflect on the significance of Rerum Novarum and how we live out its values today. Workers, Students, Clergy, and Faculty will share their perspectives. A reception will follow on the first floor of Healy Hall.

RSVP on the event’s Facebook page, and easily add it to your Google Calendar (new window)

This event is cohosted by the Population Health Initiative at the Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies (new window), Catholic Chaplaincy at Georgetown (new window), the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service (new window), the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life (new window), the Georgetown Solidarity Committee, and the Georgetown Catholic Student Fellowship (new window).

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