The First
The Monthly Newsletter of Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church
November 2022
Featured Forum Articles
African Forum:
"The Rise of Fundamentalism Today Calls for Social Transformations"
- Reginald Nalugala

European Forum:
"Fratelli tutti and impulses for renewal politics"
- Petr Štica

North American Forum:
"Doing Theology from the Existential Peripheries: Listening in North America"
- Meghan Clark

Asian and Oceanian Forum:
"Ideas vs. Realities in Philippine Politics"
- Eric Genilo

Latin American and Caribbean Forum:
“Escuchar como principio de Ser Humano: Aprendizajes del Sínodo de las Periferias”
- María Teresa (MT) Dávila

Junior Scholars Forum:
"Despatriarcalización, signo de nuestros tiempos."
- Claudia Montes de Oca Ayala
For these articles and over a decade of global scholarship, visit the CTEWC Forum.
In Memoriam

This month we remember Fr. Albert Nolan, O.P., who died on October 17. Nolan was a South African priest, deeply involved in the struggle against apartheid, and drafted the 1985 Kairos document urging nonviolent action. In his reflection for America, Anthony Egan describes Nolan as "a humble, easygoing person—until he started to preach or lecture." Nolan is also remembered for his contributions to theology, particularly his seminal 1976 work, Jesus Before Christianity.
Virtual Table on Synodality
All are welcome to the next Virtual Table meeting on Synodality. In July a small group met to share our experiences of the synodal process thus far. The energy for a synodal way of being church is growing, and we began asking – As ethicists, how might we serve the Church for this synodal time? We invite YOU to join us as we continue our discussion and possible calls from the Document for the Continental Phase of the Synod on Synodality (available October 27, 2022). No preparation is necessary, but you are welcome to read the document ahead of time.To join the conversation, please email Maria Cimperman at The next VT on Synodality will be on November 18 at 2pm GMT (9am EST, 10pm Manilla PHST). A zoom link will be sent ahead of the meeting. Please join us!
Asian-Oceanian Regional Report

New Publication

Jipson Joseph Edappulavan. Celebration of Mutuality in the Sacrament of Covenantal Love-Relationship: A Study based on the Syro-Malabar Liturgy of Matrimony. Bangalore: Omega Book World, 2022.
Meeting of the Association of Moral Theologians of India Report

The 32nd annual conference and meeting of the Association of Moral Theologians of India (AMTI) was held at Dharmaram Vidya Kshethram, Bengaluru from 21st to 23rd October 2022. The conference attended by 46 members of the Association discussed the theme, "Towards a Synodal Church: Moral Implications." View a report from the conference.
European Regional Report
Call for Papers / Call for Posters, Germany

Congress of the „Internationalen Vereinigung für Moraltheologie und Sozialethik“: Care Ethics, 10.-13.09.2023, Münster. Please see the website to respond to the Call for Papers and for further information.
Fellowship (Prae-Doc oder Post-Doc), Austria

Die Katholische Sozialakademie Österreichs (ksœ) vergibt ein Fellowship für zwei Jahre
ab 01.02.2023 zum Thema: Wohlstand neu definieren. Further information.
Newsletter, Spain

Asociación Teológica Ibérica para el Estudio de la Moral de su proprio boletín informativo con anuncios, publicaciones etc:

Visiting Lectures Delivered, Malta

Prof Shaji George Kochuthara, CTEWC co-chair, delivered two lectures at the Faculty of Theology, University of Malta in October, titled "An Inter-religious Approach to Environmental Ethics" and "Spirituality and Medical Research and Healthcare." Details from the lectures are available here
Latin American-Caribbean Regional Report


El Centro de Espiritualidad Agustinos te invita a participar del curso "Pastoral Social Agustina para la Nueva Evangelización" a cargo del Dr. Agustín Ortega. Informes y Inscripciones.


III Coloquio Ética y Teología desde las fronteras en modalidad híbrida promovido por el grupo Etheos el 4 y 5 de noviembre. Informes e inscripciones en


Teologanda publicó el libro Marialogía. Un caleidoscopio y variadas figuras. Compra en.

North American Regional Report
Recent Article

Eli McCarthy, "Just Peace approach in Ukraine," Jesuit Conversations, Oct. 11, 2022.
Supporting document: ICIP, Report on 235 Nonviolent Actions in Ukraine, Oct. 18, 2022.

Video Resource and Symposium on Nonviolence

Fall Series on the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative: engaging the book Advancing Nonviolence and Just Peace, speakers included Lisa Sowle Cahill, KC Choi, Eliane Lakam, Ken Butigan, Marie Dennis and Eli McCarthy. Over 45 universities participated. Recordings for use in teaching are available here.

Online symposium on Blessed are the Peacemakers: Pacifism, Just War, and Peacebuilding by Lisa Sowle Cahill. Contributors include Cahill, Nicholas Hayes-Mota, Eli McCarthy, with upcoming commentaries by Anna Floerke Scheid, Janna Hunter-Bowman, Robin Lovin, Maryann Cusimano Love, and Elias Opongo.

Call for Papers

New Wine New Wineskins, an association for early-career Catholic moral theologians, has published a Call for Papers for its annual symposium. If you are a junior faculty (i.e., those who have not yet been granted tenure) or an advanced graduate student (i.e., doctoral candidates past their qualifying exams), please consider submitting a proposal. Save the date for The New Wine New Wineskins symposium, which will take place at the University of Notre Dame’s Moreau Seminary on July 27-30, 2023, with a keynote from Prof. Julie Hanlon Rubio.
Job Opening
The Ecclesiastical Faculty of the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry seeks applicants for a full-time, open-rank, and tenure-track position in moral theology. More information about the position is available here; priority will be given to applications received bey November 4, 2022.