Faith, Culture, and the Common Good
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Showing the How Does the Media Contribute to the Common Good? Video
Showing the Legislating for the Common Good Video
Showing the Realizing the Common Good Video
Showing the Faith, Culture, and Community Video
April 10, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Healy Hall Gaston Hall Map
Georgetown convened two panels of leading scholars, journalists, and authors to examine this question. During the first panel, scholars and journalists discussed how our diverse traditions—religious and secular—can help in realizing the common good. A second panel with writers of diverse backgrounds explored how questions with a religious dimension are taken up in literature and specifically in their own work. Following each session, panelists, students, and the wider community were invited to break into smaller groups and continue the conversation in Tents of Dialogue on the university's front lawn.
The event was part of the Faith, Culture, and the Common Good conference at Georgetown April 9 to 11, 2014. The conference was part of the Courtyard of the Gentiles initiative, a structure for permanent dialogue created by the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Culture in 2010.
This conference was cosponsored by Georgetown University, the Pontifical Council for Culture, and the Archdiocese of Washington.
Morning: Realizing the Common Good
Welcome Remarks | John J. DeGioia, Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, Cardinal Donald Wuerl
Plenary Session | Michael Gerson, Rev. J. Bryan Hehir, Saba Mahmood, Cokie Roberts, Phil Zuckerman
Afternoon: Faith, Culture, and Community
Plenary Session | Alice McDermott, Paul Elie, Alan Lightman, Ayana Mathis, Robert Pinsky
related | Everything That Rises Must Converge
related | Resources on previous Courtyard of the Gentiles meetings