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The Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life is a unique effort to promote dialogue on Catholic social thought and national and global issues, build bridges across political, religious, and ideological lines, and encourage a new generation of Catholic lay leaders to see their faith as an asset in pursuing the common good.

Events

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Jun
18
2024

The Vocation of Journalists in a Time of Testing Event

At a time when truth seems elusive, distrust in media is widespread, and journalism is being transformed by market forces and technology, what are the enduring moral, professional, and personal responsibilities of journalists? How is journalism not just a career but a calling?

Kim Daniels is interviewed by Christiane Amanpour on CNN on February 14, 2024.

Director Kim Daniels interviewed by Christiane Amanpour on CNN

CNN’s Christiane Amanpour spoke to Kim Daniels, Director of the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life at Georgetown University and Member of the Vatican Dicastery for Communication, about Pope Francis allowing informal blessing for same-sex couples, the legacy of Pope Francis, and the Synod as broadening participation and deepening our connectedness.

Stirring the collective conscience: 10 years of challenging conversations with the Initiative for Catholic Social Thought and Public Life

Launched in 2013, the year the first Jesuit pope began his papacy, the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life at Georgetown University has since held over 150 dialogues on a range of important topics, reaching a quarter of a million students, Georgetown and DC-area community members, and national and global participants both online and in-person.