DIRECTORJohn Carr is the director of the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life at Georgetown University. He is also Washington correspondent of America Magazine. During the 2012-2013...
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Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, on Why He Supports the Catholic Social Thought Initiative
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Dr. John J. DeGioia, President, Georgetown University, on Why He Supports the Catholic Social Thought Initiative
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The Pope and the Poor: Challenges of Pope Francis and Catholic Social Thought for American Poverty (Full Screen)
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What is Pope Francis’ Message for Young Catholics in Public Life? A Salt and Light Gathering for Young Catholic Professionals in Public Policy
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The Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life
Georgetown University is home to a new effort to advance understanding of Catholic Social Thought and its importance for public affairs. The Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life promotes the education of a new generation of Catholic lay leaders and engage a broad dialogue about Catholic Social Thought across wide range of contemporary policy challenges.
Through education and outreach activities, the Initiative will:
• Promote knowledge and dialogue about Catholic social teaching as it relates to critical economic, social, and political issues in the United States and the world.
• Prepare students, community leaders, and public officials for affirmative engagement in public life and advance a principled and consistent version of Catholic lay leadership in politics and society.
• Engage religious leaders and public officials inside and outside the Catholic tradition in efforts to promote civil dialogue and collaboration for the common good.
About Catholic Social Thought
Catholic social teaching offers a consistent commitment to the common good through the defense of human life and human dignity, the promotion of economic justice and religious freedom, and the pursuit of peace and care for creation. The Initiative is based on the premise that Catholic Social Thought is a vital and underutilized resource for Catholics and others eager to engage in public affairs and build common ground on pressing policy challenges, especially those that touch the poor and vulnerable.
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