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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.

Events

Pope Francis walks with young people in Poland for World Youth Day on 2016
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2021

Social Media: Real Connection or the Illusion of Communication?

Pope Francis asked The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington to bring together young people to reflect on the call in his powerful encyclical letter, Fratelli Tutti, to build a culture of encounter, friendship, and solidarity.

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington and the Initiative on…

Videos

Social Media: Real Connection or the Illusion of Communication? (Video)

December 2, 2021

Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes

Resisting a Throwaway Culture (Video)

November 4, 2021

Duration: 1 hour 7 minutes

Who Is My Neighbor? (Video)

October 7, 2021

Duration: 1 hour 2 minutes