The Chair of Catholic Social Thought and Socio-economic Ethics operates within the Institute of Sociology at the Catholic University of Lublin (KUL). Its staff teach classes across all University faculties, and conduct research into Catholic social teaching and socio-economic ethics. Recently, the Chair has carried out research into such areas as

  • Social justice – normative foundations and social perception
  • Public sphere and civic autonomy
  • Social and economic importance of moral capital
  • Sustainable development – ethical and social dimensions
  • Models of social market economy
  • The personalistic/axiological keystones in marketing and social and economic policies
  • Integral ecology

The Chair has established partnerships with the following research institutions: Arbeitsgemeinschaft Christliche Sozialethik (Berlin, Germany; Lehrstuhl für Christliche Sozialethik LMU (Munich, Germany); Lehrstuhl für Christliche Gesellschaftslehre, Ruhr-Universität (Bochum, Germany); Association for Catholic Social Ethics in Central Europe (Vienna, Austria); “Ordo socialis”, Academic Association for the Promotion of Christian Social Teaching (Cologne, Germany); Polish Sociological Association (PTS) (Warsaw, Poland); Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (Germany/Poland).

 

Rev. Stanisław Fel, PhD, Catholic University of Lublin Professor; Head of the Chair of Catholic Social Teaching and Socio-economic Ethics, Institute of Sociology, Catholic University of Lublin; Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Catholic University of Lublin. Member of the Scientific Society of the Catholic University of Lublin, Polish Sociological Association, Association for Catholic Social Ethics in Central Europe in Vienna, and Ordo Socialis, Academic Association for the Promotion of Christian Social Teaching in Cologne. Member of “Arbeitsgemeinschaft Christliche Sozialethik”, an international working group in Berlin. Research interests: Catholic social teaching, socio-economic ethics, economic sociology, corporate social responsibility. Major publications: Intricacies of Patriotism. Towards a Complexity of Patriotic Allegiance (2015); The economy – the common good – happiness. The International Conference at the University of Vienna (2015); The Importance of Family Support in the Process of the Adjustment of Current and Former Prisoners (2015); Sustainable development policy as a strategy for combating social exclusion, based on the example of unemployment (2015); Innovation as a tool for social policy and welfare (2015); John Paul II and Human Rights (2015); Judaism and Economics: The Link between Judaism and Economic Life (2014); Religion und Wohlfahrtsstaatlichkeit in Polen. Zwischen Sozialkatholizismus und Marktwirtschaft (2013).

 

Rev. Maciej Hułas, PhD in Sociology, Assistant Professor at the Institute of Sociology, Catholic University of Lublin; author of translations of sociological texts from German and English. Research interests: Catholic social teaching, public sphere, patriotism, cosmopolitanism.  Thematic editor of the Annals of Social Science (Section: Catholic social teaching and socio-economic ethics) and Associate Editor of the Irish Journal of Sociology (IJS), Mancherster University Press. Major publications: Intricacies of Patriotism. Towards a Complexity of Patriotic Allegiance (2015); Patria as Biography. An Argument for Biographical Patriotism (2015); Transformation of morality in Poland (2015); Solidarity according to The Polish Project (2012).

 

Rev. Marek Wódka OFMConv, PhD in Sociology, Assistant Lecturer at the Institute of Sociology, Catholic University of Lublin. In 2014, he completed a six-month scientific and research internship with Professor Markus Vogt at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany. He conducts research into Catholic social teaching and economy ethics. He focuses on human capital, social capital and moral capital, investigating their social and economic significance.

 

 

Location
Al. Racławickie 14, 20-950 Lublin, PL
John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
Room C-357