A February 5 essay quotes Georgetown's John Carr and Rev. David Hollenbach, S.J., on ways the Catholic Church’s long tradition of public discourse on Catholic social teaching can help unite a divided America.
Church and World
A Catholic and Jesuit institution, Georgetown is home to a range of initiatives, centers, and programs that address the Catholic intellectual tradition and the role of the Church in the world.
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The Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life is an effort to promote dialogue on Catholic social thought and national and global issues, build bridges across ideological lines, and encourage a new generation of Catholic leaders to see their faith as assets in pursuing the common good.
The Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) is a Georgetown affiliated research center focusing on the Catholic Church. CARA aims to increase the Church’s self understanding; to serve the applied research needs of Church decision-makers; and to advance scholarly research on Catholicism.
Established in 2001, the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service is a center for service-based scholarship and community outreach in pursuit of the common good.