Through public events, private conversations, workshops and book studies, the Center on Faith and Justice serves as a forum for students, seminarians, scholars, spiritual leaders, grassroots communities, policymakers, government officials, journalists and others committed to serving the common good.
How American Democracy Reached the Breaking Point: A conversation with Steven Levitsky
Higher Calling with Senator Chris Coons: CFJ continued its Higher Calling series, in which Washington insiders share insights about the role of faith and ethics in their professional and personal lives.
Faith and Justice Formation Luncheons: CFJ continued our luncheon series bringing students and faculty together for insightful, food-filled conversations on the intersection of faith, justice, vocation and the academic and professional journey. Our faculty guest in October was Karen Y. Huang, an Assistant Professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University and a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. Professor Huang’s research draws from science and technology studies, moral psychology, political philosophy, and feminist epistemology. At the McCourt School, Professor Huang teaches core courses in ethics and public policy, ethics in international development, and data ethics. Professor Huang was interviewed by Steven Harris (Senior Director of Academic Programs, Center on Faith and Justice), followed by an extended time of Q&A with student attendees.
Higher Calling with Nancy Pelosi
In 2023, House Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi inaugurated a new series at the Center on Faith and Justice. “Higher Calling” seeks to engage Washington insiders in conversation about the role of religion and ethics in their personal and public lives.
A conversation with Robert P. Jones about his book “The Hidden Roots of White Supremacy: And the Path to a Shared American Future.” Joining the conversation are Rev. Jim Wallis, director of the Center on Faith and Justice; Vann Newkirk II, a staff writer for The Atlantic; and Jennifer Rubin, a columnist for The Washington Post.
In celebration of Black Women’s Appreciation Day, the Center on Faith and Justice and the Georgetown University Women’s Center hosted the Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, Dean of the Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary.
Just one day after burying his son, Rep. Jamie Raskin was inside the U.S. Capitol when a violent mob, seeking to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, attacked. The Center on Faith and Justice hosted a conversation with Rep. Raskin about the investigation into the January 6 insurrection, finding hope after personal trauma, and honoring his son’s last words.