Program for High Schools

Special Program for High School Groups
Friday, April 22, 2016
Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus
Pope Auditorium, 113 W. 60th St., NYC

High School Program Schedule:
8:30 a.m.: Arrival, Registration, name badges distributed
9 a.m.: Convene in Pope Auditorium, Welcome to Fordham
9:10 - 10 a.m.: Session I: Dr. Meghan Clark
10:10 - 11 a.m.: Session II: Rev. Fred Kammer, SJ
11 - 11:30 a.m.: Break; box lunches available for registered participants.
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Attend one of these:

  1. Round-table discussions with students, teachers and speakers on CST, Laudato Si’ and practical action at our schools and in our communities
  2. Attend luncheon plenary, “CST, Economy, and Exclusion in an Election Year”
    Panelists to include Maureen O’Connell (LaSalle University); John Carr
    (Georgetown University), others TBA.

1 p.m.: End of High School Program. (Groups who wish are welcome to stay for the remainder of the main conference program, which continues through the afternoon.)

Information on Morning Speakers

Rev. Fred Kammer, SJ
Executive Director, Jesuit Social Research Institute, Loyola New Orleans

Fred Kammer is a priest, an attorney, and a member of the Central and Southern Province of the Jesuits. He is the director of the Jesuit Social Research Institute, Loyola University New Orleans. From 2002 to 2008, he was the Provincial Superior of the New Orleans Province. From 1992 to 2001, he was the President/CEO of Catholic Charities USA. Prior to that he worked primarily in legal services for the poor in Atlanta and in Catholic Charities in Baton Rouge. He has written three books: Doing Faithjustice: An Introduction to Catholic Social Thought, [Paulist Press 1991, 1992, 2005], Salted with Fire: Spirituality for the Faithjustice Journey [Paulist Press 1995, Wipf and Stock Publishers 2008], and Faith. Works. Wonders.—An Insider’s Guide to Catholic Charities [Wipf and Stock, 2009]. He holds a BA from Spring Hill College; JD from Yale University School of Law; and an MDiv from Loyola University of Chicago.

Meghan Clark, PhD
Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies, St. John's University

Dr. Clark joined the faculty at St. John’s University as an assistant professor of moral theology in 2011. A social ethicist, she focuses on questions of global health, economic development, participation, and justice in Catholic moral theology and public or political theology. In 2013, Dr. Clark was appointed as a Fellow of the Institute of Policy Research and Catholic Studies at Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. From 2010-2013, she served as a Consultant to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Domestic Justice. Dr. Clark serves as a faculty expert for the Holy See’s Mission to the United Nations coordinated by St. John’s Vincentian Center for Church and Society. Additionally, she is on the Board of Directors of America Press, Inc and the faculty advisory.

CACS High School Presenter

Rev. Fred Kammer, SJ addresses the high school conference participants