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Global Health and Justice Issues to be Explored

Priorities of Social Justice for Global Health Ethics, a half-day symposium at Duquesne University on Wednesday, Sept. 10, will deal with inequalities in access to basic health care needs such as potable water and vaccinations.

The event, presented by Duquesne’s Center for the Study of Catholic Social Thought, Center for Spiritan Studies and Vernon F. Gallagher Chair, Center for Health Care Ethics, will begin at 1 p.m. with a photo and video display exploring the conference theme.

The Rev. John Kilcrann, C.S.Sp., Ph.D., director, Spiritan Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation, will speak at 2 p.m. on Spiritan Mission and Catholic Social Thought, discussing Spiritan mission and responsibility to those less fortunate.

Dr. Lisa Sowle Cahill, the J. Donald Monan Professor at Boston College and past president of both the Catholic Theological Society of America and the Society of Christian Ethics, will address Global Bioethics: Challenges for Catholic Social Thought at 3:15 p.m.

Additionally, a panel moderated by Dr. Gerard Magill, holder of the Gallagher Chair and professor of health care ethics at Duquesne, will discuss priorities of social justice for global health ethics starting at 4:30 p.m.

“Duquesne University’s Spiritan mission challenges Americans to embrace the radically poor at home and around the world,” Magill said. “Our resources, even when meager, can rescue so many from debilitating disease and avoidable death.”

A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow the event, which is free and open to the public. For more information or to register, visit www.duq.edu/cst.

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