Social Justice, Human Rights, and Common Good: Facing the Danger of Totalitarianism
In 2019, the International Institute for Ethics and Contemporary Issues (IIECI), the Faculty of Social Sciences, and the Analytical Center at the Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU) launched an Annual International Conference Series within the framework of a broad theme titled Integral Human Development in the Digital Age. The underlying aim of the series is to bring diverse fields of study into a fruitful multidisciplinary dialogue on matters of public relevance with special reference to ‘Integral Human Development’ (human ecology); such a topic cannot be effectively dealt with by anyone specialized domain of knowledge and thus demands a multidisciplinary approach. The context of such an approach is Catholic Social Teaching (CST), wherein ‘Integral Human Development’ is employed as a key concept for facing the complex challenges and opportunities involved in dignified human development and social progress. It offers an important and rich perspective on the unity of human life and experiences, significance of the authentically human relationships, and the meaning of responsibility in the context of a rapidly emerging digital world.