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April 24, 2008

Catholic-Evangelical Dialogue on the Common Good

In April 2008, Georgetown University inaugurated an evangelical-Catholic dialogue that would focus on ways for the resources of the two traditions to contribute to the common good and for Catholics and evangelicals to develop mutually acceptable public policies. Sponsored by the Berkley Center, the dialogue met April 24 to 26, 2008 at the Georgetown University Law Center and reviewed recent decades of public involvement, focusing on how Catholics and evangelicals can more wisely bring faith to bear on public life, especially regarding respect for life and ending poverty. Most present made a commitment to meet in a year. Georgetown's partner institution in the project is Eastern University, an undergraduate and graduate institution with a seminary, located in Wynnewood, PA, and founded in the Baptist tradition. It is the home of the Sider Center on Ministry and Public Policy, directed by Ronald Sider. Georgetown participants included President John J. DeGioia, John Borelli, special assistant to the president for interreligious dialogue, and Dean Chester Gillis, a senior fellow at the Berkley Center. Prominent evangelicals included Richard Cizik of the National Association of Evangelicals and Michael Gerson, Washington Post columnist and former speech writer and advisor to President George W. Bush.
Other Georgetown participants in the dialogue were Fr. John Langan, S.J., rector of the Georgetown Jesuit community, and Carol Q. O'Neil of the Law Center. Also attending were John Carr, Secretary for Justice, Peace and Human Development at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Ronald Sider, a widely engaged evangelical academic and activist associated with Eastern University's Palmer School of Theology, Don Eberly, presidential advisor to the Bush administrations, Glen H. Stassen of Fuller Theological Seminary, Maggie Gallagher, the Catholic founder of the Institute for Marriage and Public Policy, and M. Cathleen Kaveny, a Notre Dame professor and Commonweal columnist. This event built on the prior work of a March 2006 meeting at Georgetown University Law Center, which brought together Catholics and evangelicals to discuss "Finding the Common Ground for the Common Good: Toward an Evangelical Catholic Partnership on Public Policy."

Participants

Thomas Banchoff

Thomas Banchoff

Thomas Banchoff is Vice President for Global Engagement at Georgetown University. He also serves as founding director of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, and as Professor in the Department of Government and the School of...
John Borelli

John Borelli

Dr. John Borelli is the Special Assistant to the President for Interreligious Initiatives at Georgetown University, a post he has held since 2004, and is responsible for designing and coordinating special projects that further the university's...
John Carr

John Carr

John 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 academic year he held a residential fellowship at the...
Richard Cizik

Richard Cizik

Richard Cizik is currently president of the New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good, a faith-based organization that is dedicated to fostering values consistent with a free society. From 2008 to 2010 he served as co-chair of the Chicago...
John DeGioia

John DeGioia

John J. DeGioia is the forty-eighth president of Georgetown University and a professorial lecturer in the Department of Philosophy. For more than three decades, he has served the Georgetown community in both senior administrative and academic...
Don Eberly

Don Eberly

Don Eberly is an influential civil society advocate who currently heads the Civil Society Project, an organization he founded to encourage moral and social renewal through an increased public role for non-governmental organizations. In 1994 Eberly...
Maggie Gallagher

Maggie Gallagher

Syndicated columnist and author Maggie Gallagher serves as the president of the Institute for Marriage and Public Policy and board chairman of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM).  Her work has appeared in publications like The New...

Michael Gerson

Michael Gerson

Michael J. Gerson has been a senior advisor at ONE, a bipartisan organization dedicated to the fight against extreme poverty and preventable diseases, since August 2010. He is a nationally syndicated columnist who appears twice weekly in the ...
Chester Gillis

Chester Gillis

Chester Gillis is the dean of Georgetown College and was the director of the Program on the Church and Interreligious Dialogue within the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs. A professor of Theology, Gillis was the Amaturo Chair...
Cathleen Kaveny

Cathleen Kaveny

M. Cathleen Kaveny is John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law and Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame and studies issues at the intersection of law, religion, and morality; she has particular expertise in health care ethics....
John Langan

John Langan

John P. Langan, S.J., is the Cardinal Bernardin Chair in Catholic Social Thought in the Department of Philosophy and Rose Kennedy Professor of Christian Ethics in the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University. He has also taught at Yale...
Carol Q. O'Neil

Carol Q. O'Neil

Prior to her death in June 2010, Carol Q. O'Neil was the Associate Dean of Academic Administration at the Georgetown University Law Center.  Her areas of responsibility included curriculum development, JD adjunct faculty, and student academic...
Ronald Sider

Ronald Sider

Ronald Sider is Professor of Theology, Holistic Ministry and Public Policy at Palmer Seminary of Eastern University and Director of the seminary’s Sider Center on Ministry & Public Policy. An evangelical Christian intellectual best known for his...
Glen H. Stassen

Glen H. Stassen

Glen H. Stassen is currently the Lewis B. Smedes Professor of Christian Ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary.  His work reflects his  commitment to social justice and the desire to develop a holistic Christian ethic he terms...