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For Students

Integrating Catholic social thought into the academic and community life of Georgetown is an essential element of the Initiative’s mission. The Initiative pursues this mission by engaging students through a special seminar, active partnership with other Georgetown structures, and opportunities for students.

“Georgetown University’s Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life enables our community to engage ever more deeply the values that animate the mission of our university—strengthening our collective commitment to the common good. I am grateful to John Carr for his outstanding leadership in sharing the message of Catholic Social Teaching and the vision of Pope Francis and for his role in finding new ways to bring the extraordinary resources of our faith tradition to the forefront of public dialogue and to young people across our community.”  —President John J. DeGioia
John Carr, director of the Initiative, and young leaders at an Initiative dialogue.

Catholic Social Thought Fellows

The Catholic Social Thought Fellows program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to develop professionally, engage with dynamic speakers, enhance their communication skills, and contribute to substantive discussions online.

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Catholic Social Thought Matters Blog

This blog brings together leading policymakers, academics, Initiative staff, students, and others to discuss applications of Catholic Social Thought to contemporary issues and the relationship between faith and public life.