April 12, 2021

Catholic University’s Catholic Project is a proud co-sponsor of “Faith and Flourishing: Strategies for Preventing and Healing Child Sexual Abuse.” The event is spearheaded by the Institute for Human Flourishing at Harvard University and is also co-sponsored by the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.

This landmark symposium is a marquee event for the April 8 World Day for Child Sexual Abuse Prevention, Healing and Justice. This event provides participants with a unique opportunity to engage with scholars, public health and mental health care professionals, child abuse prevention experts, and religious leaders of diverse faith traditions to share experiences, discover new resources, and identify strategies they can implement to prevent child sexual abuse and foster healing for survivors of abuse in their communities.

Several speakers at the event are affiliated with The Catholic University of America, including Monsignor Stephen Rossetti, research professor in theology and religious students, and Cardinals Sean O’Malley and Blase Cupich, who are both alumni and members of the Board of Trustees.

The symposium featured 73 presenters from 23 countries. There were nearly 2,000 registrants from 80 countries including a wide variety of faith and belief traditions: Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Baha’i, Buddhist, Druze, agnostic, and atheist. The symposium hosted 5,600 on demand sessions viewed during the 3-day symposium.

Visit the Catholic Project’s website for more information and links to the conference.