Re-thinking Solidarity: Solidarity, Equality and Social Justice

Re-thinking Solidarity: Solidarity, Equality and Social Justice


There are few terms as ideologically malleable as “equality” and “social justice.”  When detached from the understanding of Solidarity, they lose significant meaning and understanding which they have received from the Christian tradition. In this discussion we look at neglected, but essential dimensions of these terms that must be understood in any conversation on the social issues of our day.  In this Re-thinking Solidarity series, our guests will interpret these fundamental concepts from a Catholic perspective of solidarity to show how they can positively impact and bring light to dilemmas found in contemporary social policy.


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The fourth webinar in our series will be held on 19 February and it will focus on Solidarity, equality and social justice. Speakers include:

  • Lord Alderdice (Chair)
  • Fr Michal Paluch, Rector of the Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum)
  • Dr Austen Ivereigh, Fellow in Contemporary Church History, Campion Hall, Oxford
  • Sally J. Scholz, PhD, Chair, Department of Philosophy, Villanova University
  • Professor Tomasz Żyro, University of Warsaw / Political Theology

Re-thinking Solidarity is organised by the Centre for Democracy and Peace Building and the Political Theology, in partnership with St. Benet’s Institute, St. Benet’s Hall, University of Oxford and The St. John Paul II Institute of Culture at Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas Angelicum in Rome, and supported by the Polish Cultural Institute in London.