October 5, 2016

Religious Values and Voters: Are Millennials Divided?

A Salt and Light Gathering for Young Catholic Leaders in Public Life

Religious Values and Voters: Are Millennials Divided?

The 2016 election has been chaotic and complicated with unusually harsh rhetoric and debate about temperament and trust. At the same time, America is facing huge challenges involving national identity, violence, economic justice, racial strife, human life, and dignity. 

During this panel discussion, moderated by Angela Miller McGraw, speakers engaged with the following questions: What are the issues and values which bring Catholic millennials together or drive them apart? How will faith shape choices in November and in what ways does Pope Francis' call to pursue the common good inspire action by young leaders?

Christopher Hale is the executive director of Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good and co-founder of Millennial. A columnist for TIME on faith and politics, he has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News, and his work has been featured in the New York Times, The Washington Post and USA Today, among other publications.

Terrence L. Johnson, Ph.D., is associate professor of religion and government in the Department of Theology with a joint appointment in the Department of Government, affiliate member of the Department of African American Studies, and a faculty fellow at Georgetown University's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs. He is the author of Tragic Soul-Life: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Moral Crisis Facing American Democracy and  co-editor of the Duke University Press Series on Religious Cultures of African and African Diaspora People.

Kathryn Jean Lopez is the editor at large for the National Review Online and senior fellow at the National Review Institute. Her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Post, The Human Life Review, First Things, and on the websites of the New York Times, CNN, and other international publications. 

Angela Miller McGraw is program director of the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life at Georgetown University.