YTU COURSE. Action for a fair world: Pope Francis, inequality, and the SDGs.

Equity & Sustainability.

Cartoon “Pope at UN”, courtesy Dan Youra. flickr cc.

Pope Francis, Laudato Si’, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Weekly lectures
Second Semester 2018
Monday nights 6-9pm
30 July – 29 October

Enrollment period 25 June 2018 to 12 July 2018

For information, contact Dr Bruce Duncan CSsR 0409 897 971  |  b.duncan@ytu.edu.au.
For an appointment, call YTU Reception
03 9890 3771 Extension 9  |   admin@ytu.edu.au

Students may choose between sitting for assessment or auditing this unit.

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Pope Francis worked closely with designers of the SDGs to help align the moral energies of the churches and world religions, with efforts to overcome the challenges of global inequality and threats to the environment, especially from climate change.

This 12-week unit at Yarra Theological Union within the University of Divinity, under the title ‘Equity and Sustainability’, examines the moral convergence between Pope Francis and the program of the SDGs, and considers:

  • The social and economic aspects of the Global Financial Crisis
  • Problems in contemporary economics, especially neoliberalism
  • The dominant economic growth model
  • The environmental crisis;
  • The program of the SDGs
  • Issues in trade, aid and deb
  • Hunger and food sustainability
  • Population growth
  • The relationship between religion, values, and economics.


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