Of New Things: The Catholic Church and World Development Since 1945
The Roman Catholic Church is a major player in global development. The Church is at the center of an international network of schools, hospitals, relief agencies, and community initiatives that contribute to education, health, and welfare worldwide. But the scope of that contribution—and the mix of collaboration and tensions with governments and development organizations which it fosters—remain poorly understood. Robert Calderisi, a former director of the World Bank, addressed the impact of the Catholic Church on economic and social progress in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. His book Earthly Mission: The Catholic Church and World Development was published by Yale University Press in October 2013.
This event was co-sponsored by the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, the Georgetown Jesuit Community, and the SFS Program on Global Human Development.