The Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life 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 to see their faith as assets in pursuing the common good.
Catholic Social Thought and Public Life Brochure
The Initiative is located in the Office of the President and partners with other key Georgetown structures to advance the Catholic and Jesuit mission of Georgetown. Through numerous outreach activities and a fellows program, the Initiative engages Georgetown faculty and students, as well as the Washington community, on the pressing moral and ethical questions of our time. The Initiative has also played significant roles in the university’s socially responsible investment efforts and has contributed to Georgetown’s efforts to promote human life and dignity, express solidarity with immigrants and refugees, promote interfaith solidarity, and respond to the legacy of slavery.