Challenges for the Catholic Community
Sunday, February 25, 2001
Opening Mass: Poverty and the Many Faces in God's House
Celebrant and Homilist:
Most Reverend Gabino Zavala
Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles
Chair: Encuentro Committee
Hosted by the Catholic Campaign for Human Development 7:30 P.M.
Plenary: Poverty as a Spiritual Challenge
Moderator: Father Robert J. Vitillo, Executive Director
Catholic Campaign for Human Development
Speaker: Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ, author of Dead Man Walking 8:45 P.M.
Presentation: Catholic Campaign for Human Development Sister Margaret Cafferty Award
Moderator: Father Robert J. Vitillo
Presented to Sister Pat Davis, P.B.V.M, Director, Learning and Living Education Center, Morgan Hill, California 9:00 P.M.
Social: Join to meet new and old friends
|Common Prayer: We see our gathering as a time not only for analysis and information, but also prayer and reflection. We are blessed to have Sister Patricia Haley, SCN, who will lead us in prayer throughout the meeting. Sister Patricia is presently serving as a consultant to the Office of African American Affairs in the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida.|
Monday, February 26, 2001
Celebrant: Father Robert J. Vitillo, Executive Director
Catholic Campaign for Human Development 7:30 A.M.
Hispanic Affairs Pastoral Ministry Breakfast
Morning Prayer and Announcements
Plenary: New Congress, New President, New Challenges: Restarting the Dialogue on Poverty
Moderator: Mr. Richard Fowler, Director of Diocesan Relations, Social Development and World Peace
Presenter: Mr. John Carr, Secretary, Social Development and World Peace 10:15 A.M.
Meeting of State Delegations
During this time, delegations from each state will have an opportunity to meet to prepare for Hill visits, review appointments and times, plan strategy, and decide who will speak on each issue. On the basis of this discussion, you will be able to determine which briefing sessions will best prepare you for your meetings on Capitol Hill. 11:00 A.M.
Briefing: Domestic Priority Issues
These mini-briefings offer focused preparation for our meetings on the Hill. They will include information, legislative context, key questions, and possible responses to those questions.
Helping Low Income Families: The Children's Tax Credit
Efforts in Congress to assist low income families should include three measures: a Refundable Child Tax Credit, expansion and simplification of the Earned Income Tax Credit, and an increase in the minimum wage. Mr. Deepak Bhargava of the Center for Community Change will briefly outline these proposals, discuss a legislative strategy and targets, and answer questions.
Presenters: Mr. Thom Shellabarger, Policy Advisor, USCC Office of Domestic Social Developmet; and Mr. Deepak Bhargava, Director of the National Campaign for Jobs and Income Support at the Center for Community Change 002
Rolling Back the Death Penalty--The Innocence Protection Act
Passage of the Innocence Protection Act is a priority of the U.S. Catholic bishops in the 108th Congress. Our presenters Mr. Loge and Ms. Myers, will outline the provisions of the bill, discuss legislative strategy, and answer questions about the potential for this legislation to be a stepping stone towards ending the use of the death penalty in the United States.
Moderator: Mr. Dan Misleh, Policy Advisor, USCC Office of Domestic and Social Development
Presenters: Mr. Peter Loge, Director, The Justice Project; and Ms. Jennifer Myers, Legislative Assistant, Representative Ray LaHood (R-IL) 11:25 A.M.
Briefing: International Priority Issues
Redesign of Foreign Aid: Beyond Debt Relief to Development
Last year's successful debt relief effort provides the springboard to advocate a more comprehensive program combating extreme poverty around the world. The briefing will prepare participants for advocacy on specific elements of such a program: (1) a foreign aid authorization bill that gives urgent attention to health and education assistance for sub-Saharan Africa; (2) an increase in U.S. foreign aid funding as a social justice imperative; (3) a redesign of foreign aid to ensure that a higher percentage of development and relief funding actually reaches the poor; and (4) funding of the remaining $375 million needed to fund the rest of the U.S. part of the Cologne debt accord.
Presenters: Ms. Frances Horner, Policy Advisor, USCC Office of International Justice and Peace; and Fr. Michael Perry, Policy Advisor, USCC Office of International Justice and Peace 004
We continue to advocate the end of all economic sanctions against Cuba that most affect the poorest and most vulnerable members of that society. We welcomed efforts in the last Congress and now urge support for new efforts to ease the restrictive measures of the FY 2001 Agriculture Appropriations Bill which tightened restrictions on trade and travel to Cuba.
Presenters: Mr. Tom Quigley, Policy Advisor, USCC Office of International Justice and Peace; and Denis McDonagh, Office of Senator Thomas Daschle 12:30 P.M.
International Plenary and Luncheon: "Global Poverty, Global Solidarity, and U.S. Foreign Policy"
Moderator: Mr. Gerard Powers, Director, USCC Office of International Justice and Peace,
Speaker: Dr. John Steinbruner, Director, Center for International and Security Studies, University of Maryland and member, USCC International Policy Committee
Respondent: Mr. Kenneth Hackett, Executive Director, Catholic Relief Services 1:45 P.M.
Freedom to Farm: What We Learned; Farm Bill: What We Need to Do
Reauthorization of the farm bill will take center stage during the 108th Congress, especially in the last session. This workshop will examine the successes and failures of the farm support system created in the last farm bill (1996), commonly referred to as the AFreedom to Farm Act.@ Short term remedies to the current farm crisis as well as prospects for a new farm bill that seriously addresses the concerns of small and moderate-sized family farms will be explored.
Moderator: Mr. Dan Misleh, Policy Advisor, USCC Office of Domestic Social Development,
Presenters: Mr. Leland Swenson, President, National Farmers Union and member of USDA's Commission on 21st Century Agriculture; and Mr. Mark Halverson, Legislative Director, and for Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) 012
Seeking Affordable Housing: Same Problems, New Strategies
America, once again, faces a critical need for affordable housing. To more fully understand the scope of the problem Congress created both a Millennial Housing Commission and a Commission on Elderly Housing. This workshop will review and discuss the nature of the housing affordability problem, the makeup and charge of each commission, and a new proposal from low-income housing advocates to create an Affordability Housing Trust Fund.
Moderator: Mr. Thom Shellabarger, Policy Advisor, USCC Office of Domestic Social Development,
Presenters: Mr. Andy Rivas, Catholic Charities USA; and Ms. Jennifer Fogel-Bublick, National Low Income Housing Coalition 013
Health Care Expansion: Possibilities in the New Congress
It wasn't so long ago that policy makers were seriously debating a complete overhaul of our health care system to address the system's deep problems, not the least of which was the large number of Americans lacking access to affordable, adequate health care. That debate died down with no action; does that mean the problems went away? Not at all! Join us for a discussion on the continuing and serious health care issues facing our country, efforts by states to cover more low income children and adults, and the prospects for legislative action in the new Congress on proposals to expand health care coverage.
Moderator: Ms. Pam Smith, Director of Health Policy, Catholic Charities USA
Presenters: Ms. Hope Hegstrom, Senate Finance Committee majority staff; and Jocelyn Guyer, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities 014
Welfare Reform: Next Steps
As a complement to our plenary session on Welfare, we will look at the Welfare Reform agenda and issues from the State perspective. Participants will be invited to share information on what is happening in their States, and to discuss how to bring more concerns into the national debate.
Moderator: Ms. Kathleen Curran, Policy Advisor, USCC Office of Domestic Social Development
Presenters: Ms. Eileen Sweeney, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities 015
Globalization and Migration Workshop
One of the characteristics of a global economy is migration between countries, especially from South America, Central America, and Mexico to the United States. Many migrants, most of whom are undocumented, come to the U.S. at great risk to work and/or reunite with family members. Indeed, migrants constitute a large part of the work force in many U.S. industries, including agriculture, poultry-processing, and service. This workshop will focus upon migration flows from South and Central America and Mexico to the United States, U.S. policies toward stemming such flows at the U.S.-Mexican border, and legalization opportunities for undocumented immigrants. Speakers will also focus on how local dioceses can become more involved in initiatives which ensure that the human rights and dignity of migrants are respected.
Moderator: Mr. Kevin Appleby, Director of Migration and Refugee Policy, U.S. Catholic Conference
Presenters: Ms. Joanne Welter, Director of Catholic Social Mission, Diocese of Tucson, Arizona; and staff representative of Catholic Relief Services 016
Climate Change and Children's Health: The Emerging Environmental Justice Agenda
Two areas of policy concern to The Department of Social Development and World Peace are children's health and the environment (domestic concern), and global climate change (international concern). This workshop will examine the specific education and policy challenges each presents, and resources from the USCC and other interested organizations to assist the Catholic community in meeting these challenges.
Presenters: Ms. Nancy Wisdo, Director of Domestic Social Development; and Mr. Walter Grazer, Director of the Environmental Justice Program 017
Sweatshops and Shareholders: A Dialogue on Corporate Responsibility
This workshop features a diverse expert panel discussing the role, responsibilities, and rights of corporations for social justice issues in an era of global economic integration. Issues for discussion will include the efficacy of corporate codes of conduct, ethical aspects of corporate labor, environmental and human rights policies, the economic implications of responsible corporate behavior, and responsibilities to shareholders. The format will be a dialogue incorporating comments and questions from the audience.
Presenters: Fr. Seamus Finn, OMI, Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility; Mr. Brad Figel, Nike Inc.; Mr. Gare Smith, Counsel, Foley Hoag & Eliot (former Vice-President, Levi Strauss & Co, former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Rights); and Ms. Susan Aaronson, National Policy Association 018
Global Policy: Next Steps on Debt and Development
Springwood II & III
This Workshop will update participants on the latest developments in the campaign to combat extreme poverty through international debt relief and foreign assistance. There will be a discussion of opportunities this year to influence the design of foreign aid, including the recent proposal by Senator Helms to abolish US AID and establish a private foundation to give block grants to faith-based and private charitable institutions. The workshop will also include an update on the international debt-relief initiative, and a briefing on poverty reduction strategies being used by the World Bank and IMF to implement debt-relief.
Moderator: Ms. Frances Horner, USCC Office of International Justice and Peace
Presenters: Mr. Don Rogers, Catholic Relief Services, Mr. Gerry Flood, USCC Office of International Justice and Peace, and Ms. Kathy Selvaggio, Catholic Relief Services 019
An African Agenda for the New Millennium
This workshop will focus on three specific concerns confronting the people of Africa. Participants in this workshop will first be provided with an overview of conflict on the African continent. This topic will be followed by a discussion of the impact of HIV/AIDS. Finally, the workshop will also provide a specific update on the Sudan.
Moderator: Fr. Michael Perry, O.F.M., USCC Office of International Justice and Peace
Presenters: Mr. Ian Gary, Catholic Relief Services; Mr. Ismael Muvingi, Catholic Relief Services; and Mr. Hippolyt Pul, Catholic Relief Services 020
The Colombia Crisis
The workshop will lay out the basic lines of what has already become America's most controversial policy in this hemisphere--how it got there, where things are now, and what can be expected in the coming months and years. We will focus both on the present U.S. policy and on the response of the Church in Colombia and the U.S. to the multiple crises that country is facing.
Moderator: Mr. Tom Quigley, USCC Office of International Justice and Peace
Presenters: Ms. Mary De Lorey, Catholic Relief Services; Ms. Cindy Buhl, Legislative Aide to Representative Jim McGovern (D-MA); and Mr. Carlos Sanchez, Catholic Relief Services 3:15 P.M.
Domestic Plenary: The Poverty DebateAfter TANF, Where Now?
Moderator: Ms. Nancy Wisdo, Director, USCC Office of Domestic Social
Development, Social Development and World Peace
Speakers: Dr. Mary Jo Bane, Thornton Bradshaw Professor of Public Policy, The John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Former Assistant Secretary for Children and Families. Resigned from the Clinton Administration after President signed the 1996 Welfare Reform Law; and Mr. Ron Haskins, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Former staff director of the Human Resources Subcommittee, U.S. House Ways and Means Committee and key staff member in the development of TANF, and the1996 Welfare Reform Law.
Respondent: Ms. Sharon Daly, Vice President for Social Policy, Catholic Charities USA. 5:30 P.M.
Social: A Time to gather for your favorite beverage before going out to dinner.
Tuesday, February 27, 2001
Celebrant: Father Michael Perry, OFM, Policy Advisor, USCC Office of International Justice and Peace 7:00 A.M.
Catholic Charities USA Parish Social Ministry Breakfast
The Parish Social Ministry Section of Catholic Charities USA will highlight its new partnership with Mr. Jack Jezreel, founder of the JustFaith Program. Jack will speak about JustFaith and its strategy for parishes and dioceses to expand their parish social ministry efforts through this innovative justice education/formation program. 8:45 A.M.
Skills workshops: Session One
A major purpose of this gathering is to provide opportunities for participants to improve their skills in building constituencies for justice in parishes and dioceses. These skills workshops have been designed to share the experience of colleagues who are doing this work well.
This Workshop has been cancelled
From Maintenance to Mission: Parishes and the Social Mission of the Church Ballroom II
Presenters: Mr. Matthew Gladue, Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and Ms. Suzanne Belongia , Diocese of Winona
This workshop will help participants develop strategies for making justice constitutive to parish life. 103
Engaging Youth and Young Adults in Social Mission
Presenter: Ms. Alicia Bondanella, Youth and Young Adult Coordinator, Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD)
"Young people are a great force in society and for evangelization." (Pope John Paul II)
This workshop will explore how young people, when invited and engaged, can and do become a "great force" in the social mission of the church. Practical tips and program ideas will be offered. The workshop is open to all ages, and we encourage youth and young adults (20's and 30's) to attend. 104
Global Solidarity Resources: Partnership and Emergency Response
Presenter: Ms. Kim Burgo, Catholic Relief Services
The approaches of diocesan twinning and response to global emergencies will be highlighted in this workshop on concrete Global Solidarity efforts. 105
Beyond Encuentro: Integration Strategies Which Widen the Circle
Presenters: Ms. Mary Brosseau and Ms. Olivia Cornejo, Department of Religious Education, Diocese of Orange, CA
This workshop will describe an inclusive model in which minority communities unite, recognizing and celebrating the diversity of the Catholic Church. 106
Vehicles for Action
Presenters: Ms. Kristi Schulenberg, Catholic Charities USA and Ms. Barb Pott, Diocese of Lansing
How can we be effective disciples in the public arena? Specific vehicles for social action will be the focus of this workshop. 107
Implementing the New Criminal Justice Statement
Presenters: Mr. Dan Misleh, USCC Office of Social Domestic Social Development; Sr. Suzanne Jabro, Archdiocese of Los Angeles Detention Ministry; Mr. Kevin Glackin-Cooley, Archdiocese of Seattle Detention Ministry; and Ms. Deborah McDermott, Executive Assistant, California Catholic Conference
Discover the ways in which you can begin to implement the new criminal justice statement: stand with victims, reach out to offenders and their families, advocate policies that offer alternatives to crime and incarceration, organize consultations. The presenters have vast experience in all these areas and will help you jump start your efforts. 108
This workshop has been cancelled
Schools, Catholic Identity and Social Teaching
Presenters: Ms. Joan Rosenhauer, USCC Department of Social Development and World Peace; and Mr. Tom Turner, Executive Director, Bishop Sullivan Center, Kansas City, MO.
When our education colleagues ask, "What are we supposed to do?" or "How do we teach about the Catholic social mission?" we'll have an answer. This workshop will help diocesan social ministry staff connect more deeply with Catholic schools in the work of justice. We'll begin with an overview of models from across the country.
We will also discuss a specific model for helping Catholic educational programs involve students as young as middle school age in a highly successful program of legislative advocacy. 110
Evaluation and Assessment for Social Action and Parish Social Ministry Offices
Presenter: Rev. Msgr. Kevin Sullivan, Chief Operating Officer, Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of New York
Evaluating social action work can be tricky. This workshop will offer a useful perspective on assessing our work for social justice. 111
Legislative Office Visits: Sharpening Your Skills
Presenters: Mr. Edward Dolejsi, Executive Director, California Catholic Conference
This workshop will help participants prepare for their upcoming Hill visits, covering the advocacy skills needed. 112
Rural Injustice: Social Action Responses
Presenters: Mr. Matt Russell, Ms. Cecilia Arnold and Ms. Carol Smith, National Catholic Rural Life Conference, and Mr. Don & Mrs. Mary Klauke, Archdiocese of Dubuque.
This workshop explores the Church's response to the major social justice issues facing rural America: agriculture, food systems, care for creation, natural and human resources, diversity, and worker justice. 113
Engaging Laity in the Concerns of the Poor: Two Models--Rice Bowl and JustFaith
Presenters: Ms. Maggie Conley, Operation Rice Bowl Manager, Catholic Relief Services, and Mr. Jack Jezreel, Director, Office of JustFaith and Catholic Charities USA Consultant.
Two national programs effective at engaging lay Catholics in the work of social justice will be examined in this workshop: Catholic Relief Service's Rice Bowl and Catholic Charities USA's JustFaith. 10:15 A.M.
Skills Workshops: Session Two
Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide as Justice Issues: New Strategies
Presenters: Ms. Diane Coleman, J. D.; and Mr. Stephen Drake, National Organizers, Not Dead Yet
Recognizing that vulnerable people, whether disabled or elderly, are the primary victims of euthanasia and assisted suicide, this workshop will address powerful strategies to counter these campaigns and promote justice. 202
Advocacy and Catechesis
Presenter: Ms. Kathy Brown, Catholic Relief Services; and Rev. Robert Duggan, Pastor, St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Gaithersburg, Maryland
Parish formation programs for children and adults provide an important opportunity to educate and to engage people in the mission of the Church. This workshop will help social ministers to understand, to develop and to connect Catholic social teaching, social action and advocacy to parish catechetical and formation programs. 203
New Ways of Confronting the Death Penalty
Presenters: Mr. Dan Misleh, Policy Advisor, Food, Agriculture and Non-Violence Issues, USCC Domestic Social Development; and Sr. Ruth Kettman, CSJ, Director, Justice and Peace Office, Diocese of Covington.
This workshop will examine effective ways of communicating Catholic teaching on the death penalty, examine current Catholic attitudes about the issue, and offer vehicles for action at the local, state and national levels. Presenters have been leaders of the movement to abolish the death penalty at both national and local levels. 204
Tips and Techniques for Confronting Sprawl
Presenters: Mr. Thom Shellabarger, USCC Office of Domestic Social Development; Ms. Ann Sera, Archdiocese of Detroit; and Ms. Leah Kalinosky, National Neighborhood Coalition.
This workshop will offer a survey of some of the most innovative responses to sprawl from around the country. 205
Engaging Laity in the Concerns of the Poor: Two Models--Public Discipleship and Journey to Justice
Presenters: Ms. Joanne Kennedy Frazer, Consultant, ROUNDTABLE and the Catholic Campaign for Human Development; and Ms. Mary Wright, Education Coordinator, Catholic Campaign for Human Development.
Two national programs effective at engaging lay Catholics in the work of social justice will be examined in this workshop: The ROUNDTABLE'S Public Discipleship Program and the Catholic Campaign for Human Development's Journey to Justice. 206
Using the World Wide Web for Social Justice
Presenter: Mr. Ron Krietemeyer, Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis
This workshop will point out some of the most helpful web sites on social action and techniques for advancing the social mission of the church using the internet. 207
Presenter: Ms. Mary Yerrick, Principal, Primetime Solutions, Inc., Consultant for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development.
This workshop, by a public relations professional, will provide ideas, tips and techniques for building relationships with the media. 208
Legislative Networks: Building a Constituency for Justice
Presenters: Dr. Stephen Colecchi, Director, Office of Justice and Peace, Diocese of Richmond; and Ms. Sharon Kleppel, Executive Director, Catholic Action Commission, Lorraine County, Diocese of Cleveland
This workshop will help participants develop and grow legislative advocacy networks. 209
Training for Trainers
Presenter: Mr. Tom Ulrich, Catholic Charities, USA
Utilizing adult learning and popular education techniques in the work of social justice will be the focus of this workshop. 210
Social Justice Education and Action with Hispanic Communities
Presenters: Mr. Alejandro Aguilera-Titus, USCC Hispanic Affairs Office; and Sr. Elizabeth Avalos, B.V.M., Diocese of San Jose
Hispanic communities are one of the fastest growing parts of the Church. This workshop will focus on social justice education and action among Hispanics. 211
Legislative Office Visits: Sharpening Your Skills
Presenter: Mr. Edward Dolejsi, Executive Director, California Catholic Conference
This workshop will help participants prepare for their upcoming Hill visits, covering the advocacy skills needed. 11:45 A.M.
Pick up Box Lunches
Bus will begin to shuttle people to the Dirksen Building, Room 106 at 12:10 P.M.
A Preview of Things to Come: Perspectives of the New Administration and Congress
Moderator: Father Michael Place, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Catholic Health Association, USA
Welcome: Representative Ray LaHood, (R) Representative from Illinois
Presenter: Mr. Michael Gerson, Chief Speech Writer and Assistant to the President
Speaker: Senator Patrick Leahy, (D) Senator from Vermont, and Chief Sponsor of the Innocence Protection Act. 2:00 P.M.
Hill Visits: This may be the most important afternoon of the meeting! Don't miss the opportunity to communicate our message of hope for the poor to your Senators and Representatives on Capitol Hill.
Report Back and Evaluations of Hill Visits
Moderator: Mr. Dan Misleh, Policy Advisor, Domestic Social Development 6:00 P.M.
Dinner: Fat Tuesday! Time to Celebrate with old friends and new. A wonderful meal followed by an evening of great music!
Entertainment: Show Time!!!
Moderator: Ms. Alicia Bondanella, Youth and Young Adult Coordinator, Catholic Campaign for Human Development and Chair of the Entertainment Committee
Presentation: Opening Door Award To Ms. Mary Brosseau, Department of Religious Education, Diocese of Orange
Award (and check for $1,000) will be presented by Ms. Mary Jane Owens, Executive Director, National Catholic Office for Persons with Disabilities
Mystery Introduction for Singer, Song-writer, Ms. Christine Kane
"Christine lives wide open. She performs wide open. She's not afraid to be vulnerable, outrageous, accessible, and hopeful. There are no walls between her and her audience. She's all about what's real and what's fun and all the wild junk of life." (from Christine Kane's Web Site www.christinekane.com) And she is a wonderful way for us to celebrate Mardi Gras! Don't miss this great concert!!! 9:30 P.M.
Wednesday, February 28, 2001
Ash Wednesday Mass: Beginning Lent With a Sense of Sacrifice
Celebrant: Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, Archbishop of Washington
Homilist: Msgr. Philip Murnion, Executive Director, National Pastoral Life Center, Secretary of the ROUNDTABLE 9:00 A.M.
Operation Rice Bowl Breakfast
Moderator: Ms. Maggie Conley, Operation Rice Bowl Manager, Catholic Relief Services 9:45 A.M.
A Special Dialogue On Moral and Human Dimensions of Globalization: A Structured Conversation and Hearing
The USCC Committees on Domestic and International Policy are in the process of exploring the moral and ethical dimensions of global economic life. What opportunities does economic globalization present to advance peace and development throughout the world? What risks does it entail? How is it affecting the poor, workers and the environment? How should the U.S. Church respond? This session will include a lively roundtable discussion among panelists who bring a variety of perspectives to issues of global economic life.
Introduction: Ms. Joan Rosenhauer, Coordinator of Special Projects, Social Development and World Peace
Moderator: Dr. Maryann Cusimano Love, Department of Politics, The Catholic University of America, and Member, USCC International Policy Committee
Participants in Roundtable:
Mr. John Sweeney, President, AFL-CIO, Member USCC Domestic Policy Committee
Mr. Martin A. Regalia, Vice President and Chief Economist, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Hippolyt Pul, Deputy Country Director for Ghana, Catholic Relief Services
Mr. Ernesto Cortez, Jr., Southwest Regional Director, Industrial Areas Foundation
Ms. Kimberly Elliott, Research Fellow, Institute for International Economics
The Rev. David M. Schilling, Director of Global Corporate Accountability Programs, Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility 11:00 A.M.
Social Ministry Gathering participants who have signed up ahead of time will have an opportunity to offer brief testimony about their concerns and experiences regarding economic globalization. The results of this session will be shared with the Domestic and International Policy Committees as they continue their project on global economic integration. 11:45 A.M.
Faith-Based Initiative: How Can We Shape It? Dialogue on its purpose, structure, opportunities, and challenges
Moderator: Father Fred Kammer, S.J., President, Catholic Charities, USA
Speaker: Mr. John DiIulio, Newly Appointed Director, White House Office of Faith and Community Based Initiatives. He formerly was the Frederick Fox Leadership Professor of Politics, Religion, and Civil Society at the University of Pennsylvania, and Advisor to the Domestic Policy Committee on Criminal Justice Statement 12:30 P.M.
Election 2000: What Happened? What's Going on Now? What's It Mean for Our Work?
Moderator: Mr. George Horton, Director of Department of Social and Community Development, Archdiocese of New York, and Chair of The ROUNDTABLE
Speaker: Mr. Mark Shields, Sydicated Columnist, PBS Commentator on the News Hour, Host of the Capitol Gang on CNN, and an old friend. Hear Mark's insightful and often humorous analysis of the election of 2000 and the new realities in Washington. 1:30 P.M.