Conference on Option for the Poor to convene at Notre Dame

by Michael O. Garvey

Prominent theologians, scholars and church leaders from the United States, Latin America and Europe will gather Nov. 10-13 at the University of Notre Dame’s McKenna Hall to examine the intricate and volatile relationship between poverty and theology.p. Among the participants in the conference, entitled “The Option for the Poor in Christian Theology,” will be Cardinal Oscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga, archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, whom many Vatican observers believe to be a credible papal candidate. Also addressing the conference will be Rev. Gustavo Gutiérrez, O.P., John Cardinal O’Hara Professor of Theology at Notre Dame and author of “A Theology of Liberation,” the foundational work of the Latin American liberation theology movement.p.

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