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.

Past events

“The Exvangelicals”: A conversation on faith and politics with NPR’s Sarah McCammon

The Center on Faith and Justice hosted a timely conversation with NPR correspondent Sarah McCammon about her new book, The Exvangelicals: Loving, Living, and Leaving the White Evangelical Church. An instant New York Times Bestseller, The Exvangelicals details McCammon’s journey from a white evangelical subculture to covering the Trump campaign for NPR, where she witnessed first-hand the power and influence that evangelical Christian beliefs held on the political right. Listen to the conversation on the CFJ’s podcast, The Soul of the Nation.

Growing roots for civic engagement

Center on Faith and Justice and the Earth Commons hosted a conversation on the intersection of ecology and democracy, and how to protect both.

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Rejecting the “False White Gospel”

CFJ Director Rev. Jim Wallis hosts a conversation about his new book, “The False White Gospel: Rejecting Christian Nationalism, Reclaiming True Faith and Refounding Democracy.”

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Higher Calling with Senator Chris Coons

In this candid and deep conversation, Senator Chris Coons of Delaware joins Georgetown University’s Center on Faith and Justice and the Rev. Jim Wallis to talk about the role of religion and ethics in his personal and professional life.

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How American Democracy Reached the Breaking Point: A conversation with Steven Levitsky 

The Center on Faith and Justice hosted Harvard University political scientist Steven Levitsky for a discussion on his new book “Tyranny of the Minority,” the authoritarian backlash that threatens the foundations of our political system. Levitsky is co-author of the New York Times bestseller How Democracies Die and the David Rockefeller Professor of Latin American Studies and Professor of Government at Harvard University. This event was a live taping of Rev. Jim Wallis’ podcast, The Soul of the Nation. Listen to the episode.

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.

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The Hidden Roots of White Supremacy

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.

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The dangers of White Christian Nationalism

CFJ hosted a powerful conversation on White Christian Nationalism with Episcopal Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Baptist Joint Committee’s Amanda Tyler and scholar Samuel Perry.

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Toward a More Just Future

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.

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Truth and Trauma Rep. Jamie Raskin

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.

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Is America Possible?

Princeton University’s Dr. Eddie Glaude Jr. joined the Center on Faith and Justice for a deep conversation on race, religion and healing our nation’s most fraught divisions.

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Race, Religion and Voting Rights

The Center on Faith and Justice launched its public mission by hosting a forum on voting rights with Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock and Representative Terri Sewell.

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