Human Rights and its New Frontiers
This four-part series will discuss the new frontiers of Human Rights as we hear from experts in England, Spain, Italy, and the US. The first session will take place on October 15, 2021.
* The Threat of the Throwaway Culture to the Elderly in a Time of Covid
The COVID-19 pandemic, which is most deadly to the elderly and those with other underlying medical conditions, unveils the challenges faced by how our elders are cared for in the US. On September 16, 2020, professor Lucia Silecchia (CU) and professor Charles Camosy (Fordham) discussed how public health and medical care choices impact such populations. The conditions of congregate living in our country and the conflict between generations might inform how policymakers protect the nation’s elderly and most vulnerable.
* Book series: "Raising Gentle Men: Lives at the Orphanage Edge"
* Pope Francis: The Vocation of the Lawyer
On April 29, 2015 CU Professor Lucia Silecchia, Villanova Professor Michael P. Moreland and US District Judge Richard J. Sullivan explored how Pope Francis and the Catholic Social Teachings of the Church impact the practice of law and the lives of lawyers.
* Bishop Sheen: America’s Most Iconic Catholic and Communicator
On February 12, 2015 Msgr. Hilary C. Franco presented his book "Bishop Sheen, Mentor and Friend". In this conversation with the author, Susan Whelan discussed the last twelve years of Archbishop Sheen’s life and his prophetic observations on the Church in the United States following Vatican II.
* Susan Whelan: Personal and professional choices - Living out moral ideals and religious beliefs in a modern world
On November 12, 2014 Fordham Law School's Institute on Religion, Law and Lawyer's Work continues its focus on the work of Pope Francis with a conversation between Fordham Professor Christine Hinze and author Susan Whelan of the challenges faced by young, highly-educated professionals in achieving success in their public and private lives. In her book The Scholar and The Housewife, Whelan, a lawyer and mother of six children now in their twenties, discusses events and people that have informed her personal and professional choices, sharing insights and guiding principles for living out moral ideals and religious beliefs in a modern world.
* Pope Francis: The First Year
On October 14, 2014 Fordham Law School’s Institute on Religion, Law and Lawyer’s Work introduced a new series on Pope Francis and his contribution to religious, policy, and legal conversations. On October 14, the inaugural program in the series focused on Pope Francis’ first year as leader of the Catholics in the world.
* Evangelii Gaudium: the challenges of today's world
On October 6, 2014 The second session of the series Evangelii Guadium: the challenges of today's world took place on October 2014. The discussion about “The Common Good and Peace in Society” was directly related to lawyer's daily work. Professor Kathleen Scanlon brought an extraordinary contribution to the event, presenting a thoughtful and concrete relation between the pillars proposed by Pope Francis and the legal profession. Here some of the questions discussed: "Conflict cannot be ignored or concealed. It has to be faced." - how a lawyer helps their clients when conflict arises? and how can we avoid the temptation of becoming "prisoners of conflict"? "Globalization and localization" - How this innate tension connects with our work as lawyers? How a life of a community connects with my Law School community and my legal career?"