‘Summer Institute’ at Bellarmine will address issue of poverty

Bellarmine University will host a “Social Summer Institute” that is subtitled “Called to Transformative Community: Addressing Poverty Today.” The three day event will begin July 29 and continue to Aug. 1.

The keynote address for the institute will be given by David Beckmann of Bread for the World. Other programs will include a presentation by Tricia Hoyt of the Diocese of Phoenix called “Biblical Justice and Theological Foundations of Catholic Social Teaching.”

Father John Rausch of the Catholic Committee of Appalachia will speak on “Small Changes Ripple Out & Bring Hope.” And Joe Grant of JustFaith Ministries will present a program called “Sustaining Energy, Commitment and Hope,” while his JustFaith colleague Jack Jezreel will speak on “Gathering and Sending.”

The institute is intended to examine and study the foundations of Catholic social teaching, and to address ways of fighting poverty in today’s society.

The tuition cost for the entire institute is $225. Room and Board is $200 for all three days. For those who want to attend Monday and Tuesday only the cost is $135; those attending Wednesday only will pay $70.

Sponsors of the event include Catholic Charities USA, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Catholic Relief Services, JustFaith Ministries and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Louisville.

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