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Faith, Culture and the Common Good

A Three-Day Conference Hosted by Georgetown, the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Culture and the Archdiocese of Washington

 
Courtyard of the Gentiles  

Georgetown will host a three-day conference, April 9-11, 2014, to explore how people of different faith traditions, as well as those who claim no religious faith, can work together to enrich civic life in America.

The event is part of the “Courtyard of the Gentiles,” a structure for permanent dialogue between all people of good will, created by the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Culture in 2010.

Georgetown University, the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Culture and the Archdiocese of Washington are sponsoring this conference.

Public Events

Wednesday, April 9

6 p.m., Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Faith, Hip-hop, and the Common Good
Hosted by Russell Simmons. Featuring: Talib Kweli, Jin, Poetic Pilgrimage, AmKoullel, Mandeep Sethi, DJ Boo and Narcy. Post-concert discussion led by Professor Michael Eric Dyson.

Members of the public: Free tickets will be distributed two (2) per person in line on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in the Hall of States, beginning at 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 10

9 a.m., Georgetown University - Gaston Hall
Realizing the Common Good
Moderator: Cokie Roberts. Panelists: Michael Gerson, Bryan Hehir, Saba Mahmood and Phil Zuckerman.

11:15 a.m., Dahlgren Quad and Healy Lawn
Tents of Dialogue breakout sessions

1:45 p.m., Georgetown University - Gaston Hall
Faith, Culture & Community
Moderator: Paul Elie. Panelists: Alice McDermott, Robert Pinsky, Ayana Mathis and Alan Lightman.

3:20 p.m., Dahlgren Quad and Healy Lawn
Tents of Dialogue breakout sessions

RSVP HERE for the morning and afternoon sessions

5 p.m., Holy Trinity Church - 3513 N St. NW
Interfaith Celebration
Readings, reflections, and songs from American traditions on the common good, justice, and freedom.

8 p.m., Lohrfink Auditorium

"Everything That Rises Must Converge" performance 

RSVP HERE for performance

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