Monday, January 19, 2009

I have already seen some bloggers mention this conference on Catholicism and Economics at the Nassau Community College Center for Catholic Studies, so I wanted to post it also:

Catholicism and Economics:
Democratic Socialist, Democratic Capitalist, and Distributist Options

What: A conference on the topic of the compatibility of the Catholic vision with three economic systems: "democratic socialism," "democratic capitalism," and "distributism." The conference features scholarly presentations, intellectual exchanges, and summary statements on the three systems and a final reflection on the conference from the perspective of Heinrich Pesch and Solidarism.

When: Saturday, April 4th, 2009.
Where: College Center Building of Nassau Community College, Garden City, N.Y.

Who: All are invited, free of any charge, but registration is required.

All attendees must register with Nassau Community College, Office of Lifelong Learning, One Education Drive, Garden City, New York, 11530 (phone 1-516-572-7472). A parking permit will be mailed to you. Attendees should be aware that failure to display a permit on the inside window ledge of your vehicle or otherwise parking illegally could result in a parking ticket being issued to you.


11:30 A.M. Luncheon

12:30 P.M. Tributes to the Catholic scholarship of the late Cardinal Avery Dulles, S.J., of Fordham University by Monsignor Robert Batule of Immaculate Conception Seminary and of the late Monsignor Michael Wrenn of Dunwoodie Seminary by Monsignor George P. Graham, President, NY Metropolitan Chapter of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists.

1 P.M. Presentations. Exchanges, and Summary Statements-

Democratic Socialism - Charles M.A. Clark of St. John's University
Democratic Capitalism - Michael Novak of the American Enterprise Institute
Distributism - Thomas Storck of the Society for Distributism
Final Reflection - Stephen Krason of Franciscan University from the perspective of Heinrich Pesch ("Solidarism").

Conference concludes by 4:30 P.M.
If you would like to financially support the programs of the N.C.C. Center for Catholic Studies, please write out a tax-deductible check made out to the "Center for Catholic Studies-Nassau Foundation" and send it to Vice-President Joseph Buckheit, Nassau Foundation, One Education Drive, Garden City, N.Y. 11530. The Nassau Foundation will send you a letter acknowledging your financial contribution for your tax records.

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