Loading Events

« All Events

Spirited Debate: UBI Meets the Catholic Demand for a Just Wage

October 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

RESOLVED: “A universal basic income meets the Catholic demand for a Just Wage.”

The Catholic Information Center and The Institute for Human Ecology present 

A Spirited Debate 


Marquette University’s Kate Ward 


The Catholic University of America’s Catherine Pakaluk 

One of the great advantages of Catholic social teaching is that it is normally stated in general terms of values, principles and goals, not specific programs. It is the reason that Catholic social teaching doesn’t fit into either political party’s platform and why Catholics of good standing in the Church can exercise prudential judgement and come to different conclusions. 

As Catholics we are called to honor the human dignity of each person we encounter and encouraged to approach conversations with civility, clarity, and compassion. In this spirit, we invite you to join us as Dr. Ward and Dr. Pakaluk debate whether a universal basic income (UBI) aligns with Catholic social teaching’s call for a just wage.

Dr. Ward will defend the resolution and Dr. Pakaluk will oppose the resolution. 

The debate takes place on 28 October 2020 at 8 p.m. via Zoom webinar. IHE Executive Director Joseph Capizzi will moderate this Oxford-style debate.


Register Here


October 28
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


DC United States