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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 85 Public Dialogues have drawn more than 172,000 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 woman in front of damaged building in the Donetsk region of Ukraine, November 2014

War in Ukraine

The war in Ukraine has brought horrific violence, millions of refugees, and unprecedented threats to global peace. The constant images of death and destruction, families fleeing for their lives, and the courage of leaders and ordinary Ukrainians move us to tears and call us to action. This war also


The Social Ethos of the Orthodox Church Panel 1 (Video)

April 6, 2022

Duration: 1 hour 27 minutes

War in Ukraine (Video)

March 31, 2022

Duration: 1 hour 9 minutes

“So What Did I Miss?” (Video)

March 28, 2022

Duration: 1 hour 25 minutes