Faith in Action: The Catholic Church’s Global Education Footprint

A Conversation with Quentin Wodon

August 30, 2021
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EDT
Location: Online Zoom Webinar

The Catholic Church is the largest non-governmental provider of basic education, but the scope of the services provided, trends, and the challenges and opportunities the Church confronts in providing these services are poorly understood. Quentin Wodon has a long career at the World Bank and has led work on faith-based organizations in different sectors, including recently launching the volunteer-led Global Catholic Education Project and producing global reports on the state of Catholic education.

This conversation between Wodon and Berkley Center Senior Fellow Katherine Marshall explored the latest evidence on the global footprint of the Church in the education sector. It focused on the diversity of education provided and some challenges and opportunities associated with the fact that increasingly—with the exception of higher education—the Church provides a majority of its services in low and lower-middle income countries. The implications of the COVID-19 crisis for service delivery by the Church and other faith-linked providers was also discussed.

This event was co-sponsored by Georgetown University's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and Office of the Vice President for Global Engagement.

This event will be recorded and a captioned video will be posted to this page soon.

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