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Public Dialogue Panelists in Gaston Hall

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, and other experts. More than 60 Public Dialogues have drawn more than 20,000 people to hear diverse perspectives on faith and politics, Pope Francis’ leadership, poverty and economics, immigration and environment, human life and dignity, terrorism and peace, roles of women in the Church and society, and other global topics.


Young people at a candlelight vigil in memory of George Floyd in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Racism in Our Streets and Structures

We have watched a police officer kneel on the neck of a black man on a street in Minneapolis, Minnesota, destroying a life and igniting protests across the United States. We have seen a young black man gunned down on a street in Glynn County, Georgia. We have seen a young woman shot by police…


Laudato Sí After Five Years (Video)

May 29, 2020

Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes

Global Dimensions of the Coronavirus Crisis (Video)

May 12, 2020

Duration: 1 hour 2 minutes

Life and Dignity, Justice and Solidarity (Video)

April 6, 2020

Duration: 1 hour 14 minutes