Programs

Programs

The Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life (CST) is an effort to share Catholic social teaching at Georgetown, in Washington, and beyond. The Initiative promotes dialogue on applications of Catholic social thought to key national and global issues and seeks to encourage a new generation of Catholic lay leaders to become “salt, light, and leaven” in public life.

Public Dialogue in Gaston Hall at Georgetown University

Public Dialogues

The Initiative hosts civil and substantive Public Dialogues on the implications of Catholic social thought in public life and on key domestic and international policy issues involving respected policymakers, journalists, scholars, religious leaders…

Dahlgren Dialogues

Dahlgren Dialogues

The Dahlgren Dialogues are a series​ of substantive conversations with experienced leaders in the context of prayerful reflection on current topics at the intersection of faith and public life.​ Co-sponsored with the Georgetown Office of Mission and

Audience members at Salt and Light Gathering

Salt and Light Gatherings

The Initiative regularly brings together young Catholics in Washington to explore links between faith, Catholic social thought, and their lives and work, especially on public policy. These unique Salt and Light Gatherings are for Catholics under 40…

Latino Leader Gatherings

Latino Leader Gatherings

The Initiative regularly brings together young Latino Catholics to discuss key issues and personal stories about faith and public life from distinguished Latinos and other leaders. These events also offer valuable opportunities for discussion,

Panelists at National Leadership Convening at Georgetown University

National Leadership Convenings

Since its founding in 2013, the Initiative has held three historic National Leadership Convenings bringing together dozens of diverse leaders from differing political, ideological, and ecclesial perspectives. The panels, small group discussions, and…