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 assets in pursuing the common good.
Events and News
Join Father Greg Boyle, S.J., and Professor Anthony Cook for food and conversation on the relationship between gang rehabilitation, religion, and public policy at this Salt and Light Gathering.
In the context of prayer and reflection, this Dahlgren Dialogue with Cardinal Joseph Tobin explored the religious, moral, and human obligations to “welcome the stranger."
Three leading elected officials shared how they build relationships, practice civility, and promote respect across political and ideological lines.
This Dahlgren Dialogue explored the role of religious faith and pursuit of the common good in resisting racism.
For this Dahlgren Dialogue, experienced leaders analyzed the current crisis, its moral challenges, and the policy implications for citizens and leaders of U.S. and global institutions.
John Carr's keynote speech addresses how the Consistent Life Ethic regards life at every stage as deserving. Carr discussed how to build bridges and foster unity.
Political polarization in America has recently peaked, according to surveys conducted by Pew Research Center and Gallup, among others.