Upcoming Events

March 30, 2017

Theology Without Borders

World-renowned Georgetown professor Peter Phan has spent his career exploring a range of theological questions, and the two-day "Theology Without Borders" event will celebrate his influence and legacy. Featured panelists will address some of the most significant challenges Phan's scholarly work has examined: How should we understand religious pluralism and how does it benefit society? How do we best live

March 31, 2017

2017 Doyle Symposium: Dialogue for Engaging Across Difference

As President DeGioia reminded us in a message to the Georgetown community on November 29, 2016, as an institution and as a community, “we will continue to engage in constructive dialogue, maintain our commitment to freedom of speech, and hold each other to the very highest standards of civility and respect.” These commitments may sound different than they did prior…

April 7, 2017

Towards a New Economy: Justice, Culture, and the Social Market

Pope Francis and the Holy See are advancing the concept of a social economy—in contrast to the current market economy—through messages that focus on justice and economics, the environment, and the fostering of a culture that advances human dignity. Georgetown will gather economic, cultural, religious, and other leaders to engage across disciplines during this day-long symposium. Participants will discuss the…

April 19, 2017

The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao

The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao (2017) tells the story of one of the world's great spiritual revivals. Following a century of violent anti-religious campaigns, China is now filled with new temples, churches, and mosques—as well as cults, sects, and politicians trying to harness religion for their own ends. Driving this explosion of faith is uncertainty…

April 20, 2017

What is To Be Done? Responding to the Global Persecution of Christians

How do Christians respond to persecution? How can the rest of the world exercise solidarity with them? This day-long public symposium will propose concrete recommendations for action in response to these questions. It will feature prominent speakers on religious freedom and leading scholars of global Christianity. A highlight will be the launch of the report, In Response to Persecution. It…

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