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Publications

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.

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.

Catholic-Evangelical Leadership Summit on Overcoming Poverty - Barack Obama Panel

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. 

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.