September 30, 2015 

Pope Francis

In collaboration with NYU Global Spiritual Life, NYU Washington, DC and NYU Buenos Aires hosted a panel discussion on the theme: “Social Justice and Religion in the Age of Pope Francis”. The event will brought together community activists, religious leaders, policy makers and other stakeholders to discuss themes of social justice and interfaith collaboration.

Since his papalization, Pope Francis has been an advocate for underserved populations (the sick, the incarcerated, addicts, children, political refugees, and the youth) and has created a wave of new attention to social justice and climate issues in the global arena. This panel explored these issues from a multi-faith perspective and examined some of the challenges and triumphs of a faith-based response to social change.  

Pope Francis visited the USA from September 22-27, 2015, and his itinerary revealed a balance between statesmanship, religious ceremony, and social action that is characteristic of his formation and decision. The majority of his work as Archbishop in Buenos Aires was not only to promote religious values but also to do hands on fieldwork himself in the poverty-ridden areas around the city. In this sense, the priests that worked then and still work today among the poor and marginalized are, for Pope Francis, a cause for continued dedication and constant preoccupation. Pope Francis has also given tangible and clear evidence that sharing a space of reflection and communication with other religious traditions around the world is of vital importance for an existential and political equilibrium.  

Global Spiritual Life


YOUTUBE MEDIA
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Marina Artusa

Marina Artusa

Saif Inam

Saif Inam

Fr. Gustavo Oscar Carrara

Fr. Gustavo Oscar Carrara

Victoria Keichel

Victoria Keichel

John Gehring

John Gehring

Rabbi Ernesto Yattah

Rabbi Ernesto Yattah