Dead Man Walking: Religious Leaders Dialogue on the Death Penalty

Join Washington National Cathedral, Catholic Mobilizing Network and Washington National Opera for a powerful evening of music and reflection from today’s diverse faith leaders on the death penalty. The panel discussion will be moderated by Sr. Helen Prejean, author of the book Dead Man Walking, and EJ Dionne, Jr., political columnist for The Washington Post.

Monday, February 6, 2017, 7-8:30 p.m.
Washington National Cathedral
3101 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016
Free admission with RSVP

Panelists include:

Bishop Frank Dewane—Diocese of Venice, Florida, Chair of the
Justice, Peace and Human Development Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Imam Yahya Hendi—Muslim Chaplain at Georgetown University, Imam of the Islamic Society of Frederick and National Medical Center in Bethesda, MD

Dr. Uma Mysorekar—President of the Hindu Temple Society of
North America

Bishop Mariann Budde—Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Washington

Rev. Dr. Gabriel Salguero—President of the National Latino
Evangelical Coalition and Pastor of Calvario City Church in
Orlando, FL

Rabbi Hannah Goldstein—Associate Rabbi at Temple Sinai,
in Washington, DC with emphasis on social justice work and
education for all ages

For more information and to register, please click here.

Summit on Overcoming Poverty Brings Religious Leaders Together

The Catholic-Evangelical Leadership Summit on Overcoming Poverty, hosted at Georgetown University, addressed key questions related to the moral, human and economic costs of poverty in the United States.

The May 11-13 summit is organized by Georgetown’s Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life and the National Association of Evangelicals. More than 120 leaders from evangelical, Catholic and broader religious communities, as well as key policy makers, researchers and community organizers, were invited to the summit in order to create a new sense of urgency surrounding overcoming global poverty.

One highlighted event from the summit included President Barack Obama, Harvard public policy professor Robert Putnam, and Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, discussing poverty in the U.S. in a panel moderated by E.J. Dionne Jr., Washington Post columnist and adjunct professor in Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy.  A discussion with Sen. Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) followed the summit panel discussion.

Video of the panel is available via Georgetown University’s website.