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E.J. Dionne speaking to audience at Salt and Light Gathering

Salt and Light Gatherings

The Initiative regularly brings together young Catholics in Washington to explore links between faith, Catholic social thought, and their lives and work, especially on public policy. These unique Salt and Light Gatherings are for Catholics under 40 years old who work on Capitol Hill or in the administration, other branches of government, or public policy organizations. They are held in the Capitol or at Georgetown’s School of Continuing Studies, with presentations and discussion on a critical topic, opportunities for networking, and a happy hour and reception.


Pope Francis walks with young people in Poland for World Youth Day on 2016

Who Is My Neighbor?

More than 2,000 years ago, Jesus was asked, “Who is my neighbor?” and responded with the memorable parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:29-37). Pope Francis made Jesus’ response the centerpiece of his powerful encyclical, Fratelli Tutti. This letter to all the world is a global and personal call…


Who Is My Neighbor? (Video)

October 7, 2021

Duration: 1 hour 2 minutes

Young and Latino Leaders on Immigration: Continuing Challenges, New Urgency, Time for Action (Video)

May 4, 2021

Duration: 1 hour 2 minutes

Young Catholics and the Biden Administration: Moral Principles and Policy Priorities (Video)

March 11, 2021

Duration: 1 hour 1 minutes