FACULTY LEADERChester Gillis
Chester Gillis is the Dean of Georgetown College and the Founding 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 is the Amaturo Chair in Catholic Studies. He holds degrees in Philosophy and Religious Studies from the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium and earned his PhD...
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The Berkley Center is a sponsor of the Evangelical-Catholic Dialogue on the Common Good/Public Policy, inaugurated at Georgetown in April 2008. Two of America's most prominent religious leaders, Pastor Rick Warren and Theodore Cardinal McCarrick, convened discussions focused on how Catholics and evangelicals can more wisely bring faith to bear on public life, especially regarding issues relating to respect for life and ending poverty. Georgetown participants include President John J. DeGioia, John Borelli, special assistant to the president for interreligious dialogue, and the Center's Chester Gillis. Prominent evangelicals include Richard Cizik, then vice president of the National Association of Evangelicals, and Michael Gerson, Washington Post columnist and former speech writer and advisor to President George W. Bush. The dialogue reconvened in March 2009 at Eastern University, a prominent Baptist institution.
Other Georgetown participants in the dialogue were Fr. John Langan, S.J., Rector of the Georgetown Jesuit community, and Carol Q. ONeil of the Law Center. Also attending were John Carr, then 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/Palmer School of Theology; Don Eberly, Presidential advisor for 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, Notre Dame professor and Commonweal columnist.
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April 23, 2008
Finding the Common Ground for the Common Good: Toward an Evangelical Catholic Partnership on Public Policy
February 28, 2006