ADVISORY: Ahead of Pope Francis’ Visit to the United States, CAP to Host Discussion on the Challenges and Opportunities for Progressives
Washington, D.C. — On Monday, September 21, the Center for American Progress will host a panel of faith-based advocates and experts for a conversation about the papal visit and its implications for politics, policies, advocacy, and action. Following the panel, Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA) will give remarks on the opportunity that the pope’s teachings provide for conversations about the challenges of climate change and finding ways for everyone to cooperate in the care of creation.
Since his installation in March 2013, Pope Francis has inspired and fascinated people across the globe. Simultaneously humble and prophetic, Pope Francis is changing the face of the Catholic Church and the way that millions of people view it.
The pope’s visit to the United States this month will include visits with immigrants, prisoners, and low-income families, along with Mass celebrations for thousands of people. Pope Francis will also address a joint meeting of Congress—the first pope in history to do so—where he is expected to bring his call for justice and dignity for all people to the power center of U.S. politics.
John Gehring, Catholic Program Director, Faith in Public Life
Rudy López, Executive Director, Interfaith Worker Justice
Shantha Ready Alonso, Executive Director, Creation Justice Ministries
Sally Steenland, Director, Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative, Center for American Progress
Carmel Martin, Executive Vice President for Policy, Center for American Progress
Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-MA)
Monday, September 21, 2015
3:00 p.m. ET – 4:30 p.m. ET
Light refreshments will be served at 2:30 p.m.
Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C., 20005
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