September 13, 2016

Faith, Anger, and Trust in Campaign 2016

Faith, Anger, and Trust in Campaign 2016

This surprising, sometimes scary, 2016 campaign is being shaped by voter anger, issues of trust, and questions of faith. As the campaign moves into the fall, a distinguished and diverse panel examined how these forces are influencing candidates and impacting Catholic, evangelical, and young voters. This dialogue also explored how Catholic social teaching and the message of Pope Francis are or are not shaping the debate and decisions this election year. John Carr, the director of the Initiative, moderated the discussion.

This event was co-sponsored by the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life and the Institute of Politics and Public Service at Georgetown University.


Mark Shields is a commentator for the award-winning PBS NewsHour and has been syndicated columnist for more than 25 years.

Melinda Henneberger is visiting fellow at Catholic University of America's Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies. She has written and commented on U.S. politics, the Catholic Church, and religion in American public life throughout her career.

Emma Green is senior associate editor for theAtlantic, regularly covering millennials, religion, and U.S. politics. She is a Georgetown alumna, graduating in 2013.

Jerry Seib is the Washington bureau chief of the Wall Street Journal, responsible for the journal’s news and analysis from Washington. He appears regularly on networks such as CNBC, Fox Business Network, CNN, and the BBC as a commentator on Washington affairs and writes a weekly column, “Capital Journal.”

John Carr is the founder and director of the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life at Georgetown University and Washington correspondent of America Magazine.

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