Charity and Justice in the Relations Among Peoples and Nations


Plenary Session 27 April-1 May 2007 – The next plenary session of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences will be devoted to the study of Charity and Justice in the Relations Among Peoples and Nations. In the recent past, the Academy has devoted sessions to the study of globalisation and these have enabled us to see that there is a lack of charity and justice in the world we live in. This may be summarised in a general way as: disproportionate reallocations, promises not honoured, and unequal divisions. In addition, we are faced with new signs of the times that are very worrying. All of this has been met by the renewed appeal to charity and justice made by the Pope, Benedict XVI, in particular in his encyclical Deus Caritas Est. These facts and this appeal form an important part of the background to our meeting.
The subject of the session will be the relations among peoples and nations: the developed, the developing, the emerging and the poor. We will ask ourselves whether these relations, in the light of the social Magisterium of the Church, can become more just, fairer, and more peaceful, and what the route should be to achieve such ends. In other words, is a partnership for charity and justice possible in the globalised world?


Prof. Hans F. Zacher
Prof. Paulus Zulu
Dr. Dr. Herbert Batliner
Mr. Cornelius G. Fetsch
Msgr. Egon Kapellari
Dr. Martin Strimitzer
Prof. Philip Allott
Prof. Maurizio Ambrosini
Card. Tarcisio Bertone
Msgr. Paul Joseph Cordes
Prof. Luis Ernesto Derbez Bautista
Msgr. Joseph Di Noia, O.P.
Dr. Jacques Diouf
Dr. José Miguel Insulza
Card. Walter Kasper
Dr. Henry Kissinger
Dr. Jean-Pierre Landau
Card. Renato R. Martino
Msgr. Celestino Migliore
Ambassador Pierre Morel
Msgr. Antonios Naguib
Mr. François Perigot
Chief Rabbi Dr. David Rosen
Card. Pierre Sfeir Nasrallah
Prof. Marcelo Suárez-Orozco
Prof. Giorgio Vittadini


Charity and Justice in the Relations among Peoples and Nations

Thirteenth Plenary Session, 27 April-1 May 2007 Acta 13, eds M.A. Glendon, J.J. Llach and M.... Read more

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