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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.


Martha Hennessy, Dorothy Day’s granddaughter and activist and Kim Daniels, associate director of the Initiative

A Revolution of the Heart

Dorothy Day’s compelling faith, call to nonviolence, and care for the poor offer crucial lessons in these difficult days. Her fascinating story, complicated choices, and challenging witness are brought to life in the powerful new film Revolution of the Heart: The Dorothy Day Story by Martin…


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

January 28, 2020

Duration: 1 hour 4 minutes

Nationalism, Post-liberalism, and Pope Francis (Video)

November 20, 2019

Duration: 1 hour 35 minutes

Keeping Faith in Demoralizing Times (Video)

October 9, 2019

Duration: 1 hour 18 minutes