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Lesser Ethics: Retrieving the Good Life in the Franciscan Tradition

Date: Time: 09:00 Location: Zoom Virtual Conference

First Annual Franciscan Connections Virtual Conference

This interdisciplinary conference seeks to tease out a new, more relational methodology for ethics in our time. It does so by addressing the question how we can make the Franciscan intellectual and spiritual tradition, in particular its articulation of moral goodness and concern for the common good, relevant and fruitful for a present-day ethical practice.

Theme

This interdisciplinary conference seeks to tease out a new, more relational methodology for ethics in our time. It does so by addressing the question how we can make the Franciscan intellectual and spiritual tradition, in particular its articulation of moral goodness and concern for the common good, relevant and fruitful for a present-day ethical practice.

Themes to be addressed may include, but are not limited to

  • Past and Present
  • Religion and Morality
  • Elements of a New Ethical Theory
  • Moral Exemplarity: Stories, Virtues, Leaders
  • The Highest Good
  • Shared Goods
  • Interior Goods
  • Action and Contemplation
  • Conversion
  • Franciscan Ethics and Economy
  • Franciscan Ethics and Ecology
  • Franciscan Ethics and Modern-Day Crises

Practical Matters

The editors of Franciscan Connections welcome paper proposals submitted in English. Abstracts should be kept as close to 100 words as possible.

Each paper should last 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of discussion.

Papers may be published in our Lesser Ethics conference volume or on our international Franciscan blog Franciscan Connections.

Paper proposals must be submitted by 15 January 2021 to

www.sbu.edu/lesserethicsconference2021

Contact

For more information please contact

Dr. Dr. Krijn Pansters                       

Fr. David B. Couturier, OFM. Cap.