The Edward Cardinal Egan Forum
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
The 21st-Century Catholic Charities: Building Partnerships that Foster Justice and Compassion
The work of Catholic Charities depends upon strong alliances, and includes catalyzing partnerships across varied sectors and perspectives that foster the common good, and promote the dignity of every human person. The divisive nature of current public discourse in the United States, and worldwide, poses significant obstacles to cooperation and collaboration. The keynote and panelists will speak to the challenges and opportunities facing Catholic Charities in building partnerships to foster a just and compassionate society.
Keynote: Rev. J. Bryan Hehir, Professor, Harvard Kennedy School Panel: Ross Douthat, Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times and Robert Niehaus, Chairman, GCP Capital Partners, LLC
J. Bryan Hehir is the Parker Gilbert Montgomery Professor of the Practice of Religion and Public Life at The Harvard Kennedy School. He is also the Secretary for Health Care and Social Services in the Archdiocese of Boston. His research and writing focus on ethics and foreign policy and the role of religion in world politics and in American society. He served on the faculty of Georgetown University (1984 to 1992) and the Harvard Divinity School (1993 to 2001). His writings include: “Theology, Social Teaching and Catholic Charities” and “Social Values and Public Policy: A Contribution from a Religious Tradition.”
Ross Douthat, Op-Ed Columnist, New York Times Author of Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics
Robert Niehaus, Chairman, GCP Capital Partners, LLC Chair, The New York Catholic Foundation and Student Sponsor Partners Past Chair, Good Shepherd Services
The Edward Cardinal Egan Forum is named for Edward Cardinal Egan (1932-2015), the Ninth Archbishop of New York (2000-2009).
Admission Free. RSVP Required.