Georgetown hosted 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 was 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 sponsored this conference.
Faith, Culture and the Common Good featured the following events:
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.
Realizing the Common Good
Moderator: Cokie Roberts. Panelists: Michael Gerson, Bryan Hehir, Saba Mahmood and Phil Zuckerman.
Georgetown University - Gaston Hall
Faith, Culture & Community
Moderator: Paul Elie. Panelists: Alice McDermott, Robert Pinsky, Ayana Mathis and Alan Lightman.
Holy Trinity Church - 3513 N St. NW
Readings, reflections, and songs from American traditions on the common good, justice, and freedom.
"Everything That Rises Must Converge" performance
Dahlgren Quad and Healy Lawn
Tents of Dialogue breakout sessions