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The Initiative has grown from a promising idea to a respected place of civil dialogue. Explore the publications that convey our current and past work.

Audience at Public Dialogue on Dorothy Day in January 2020

Annual Report 2019-2020

The 2019-2020 academic year was a time of testing, new challenges, and growing participation for the Initiative. This annual report highlights the Initiative's work in the past year, including a quick transition to organizing online dialogues on…

Panelists at Public Dialogue in September 2018

Annual Report 2018-2019

The Initiative's annual report provides an overview and highlights of key programming during the 2018-2019 academic year, such as the Convening on Lay Leadership for a Wounded Church and Divided Nation and a series of dialogues and gatherings on the…

Panelists at the first Initiative dialogue in October 2013

Initiative Brochure

The Initiative is a unique effort to promote dialogue on Catholic Social Thought and national and global issues; build bridges across political, religious, and ideological lines; and encourage a new generation of Catholic lay leaders. 

Panelists at June 2018 Convening in Gaston Hall

Annual Report 2017-2018

The Initiative's annual report provides an overview and highlights of key programming during the 2017-2018 academic year, such as a national Convening on Overcoming Polarization Through Catholic Social Thought and a series of Dahlgren Dialogues.

Student typing on computer

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.

Previous Annual Reports

Public Dialogue featuring Cardinal Turkson

The Initiative's annual report provides an overview and highlights of key programming during the 2016-2017 academic year, such as the Convening of 40 U.S. and Vatican leaders, including Cardinal Peter Turkson and Archbishop Silvano Tomasi.

Annual Report Cover with images of various Initiative Public Dialogues

The Initiative's third annual report covers its activities and programming during the 2015-2016 academic year, including Pope Francis' visit to the United States.

Image of Annual Report Cover including various pictures from the Initiative's Public Dialogues.

The Initiative's second annual report covers its activities and programming during the 2014-2015 academic year, with a particular highlight on the historic Catholic-Evangelical Summit on Overcoming Poverty.

Cover of the annual report: images of a Dialogue, Pope Francis, and the capitol dome.

An extraordinary beginning, the Initiative's inaugural annual report covers its activities and programming during the 2013-2014 academic year.