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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 woman at supermarket wears protective mask during coronavirus

Moving Beyond a Life on Hold

This Salt and Light Gathering for Catholics under 40 invited young Catholics to reflect on how the COVID-19 crisis has changed everything from how we work, play, and socialize to how we worship God and serve our neighbors. Many young people are working at home, others have lost their work, and some…


Moving Beyond a Life on Hold (Video)

April 27, 2020

Duration: 1 hour 6 minutes

Life and Dignity, Justice and Solidarity (Video)

April 6, 2020

Duration: 1 hour 14 minutes

Revolution of the Heart: Special Screening of Major Film on Dorothy Day for Young Leaders (Video)

January 28, 2020

Duration: 1 hour 4 minutes