Catholics, Evangelicals, and the American Future

May 30, 2012
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. EDT
Location: Copley Hall Copley Formal Lounge Map

Through much of American history, Catholics and evangelicals have been sharply divided on matters of faith, values, and public policy. Over the past several decades both groups—who together encompass about half of the U.S. population—have grown closer across a range of religious, moral, economic, and social issues in a variety of contexts. To what degree have Catholic and evangelical perspectives converged and where do major disagreements remain? What can Catholics and evangelicals do together to promote greater common ground and more genuine and constructive discourse? Can Catholics and evangelicals make a positive difference for the American future?

Since 2008 Georgetown University, in cooperation with Eastern University and other evangelical institutions, has convened a dialogue, Catholics and Evangelicals for the Common Good, to address these and related concerns. This symposium brought together participants in the dialogue to assess lessons learned, ways forward, and the impact of Catholics and evangelicals on the 2012 election.


Catholic-Evangelical Dialogue: Lessons Learned and Ways Forward | John Borelli, Cathy Kaveny, Ron Sider, Glen Stassen

Catholics, Evangelicals, and the 2012 Election | Tom Banchoff, E.J. Dionne, Michael Gerson, Margaret Steinfels

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