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About the Initiative

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

Cardinal Wilton Gregory shares a laugh with Pope Francis at the Synod on Synodality, October 2023, in Vatican City.
Feb
28
2024

A Listening Church in a Divided Nation with Cardinal Wilton Gregory Event

The Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life, Leadership Roundtable, the Jesuitical podcast from America Media are coming together to host a podcast and dialogue with Cardinal Wilton Gregory at the 2024 Catholic Partnership Summit. Cardinal Gregory, the archbishop of Washington and the…

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.