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.

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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.

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.