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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.


Young Leaders Seeking a Better Kind of Politics

At a time when young adult Catholics face personal, religious, and political challenges, the Initiative brought together a select group of young leaders in Washington for good food, drink, and conversation to explore how together we can seek what Pope Francis calls “a better kind of politics, one…


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