Pope Francis has asked the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington to bring together young people of different faiths to reflect on the call to build a culture of encounter, friendship, and solidarity in our own lives, communities, and world that he offered in his powerful encyclical letter, Fratelli Tutti.
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington and the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life at Georgetown University are responding to the Holy Father’s request with Pope Francis, Young People, and Solidarity: Dialogues on Fratelli Tutti, three unique dialogues on the call of Fratelli Tutti to young people of all faiths in our wounded Church and broken world on October 7, November 4, and December 2.
This second virtual gathering of young people on Thursday, November 4 examined Pope Francis’ call to reject a throwaway culture, where “persons are no longer seen as a paramount value to be cared for and respected," but instead to recognize each person’s inherent dignity and to remember that together we must “care for our common home” amid a pandemic, economic inequality, and polarization in the Church, in the United States, and around the world.
Molly Herrera, program director of Campus and Young Adult Ministry at The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, moderated the conversation.
View a list of articles and other resources for this dialogue.
This dialogue was an extension of the Theology on Tap programs of The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington and the Salt and Light and Latino Leader Gatherings of the Initiative. The Archdiocese and Initiative are grateful to Scholas Occurrentes for their partnership with this gathering.
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