John Dickinson Forum: Can a Catholic be a Socialist?

Old St. Mary's, Philadelphia, PA

John Dickinson Forum: “Can a Catholic be a Socialist?:  ‘Lies, Damned Lies, and Socialism.'”


On February 5, 2020, the John Dickinson Forum at George Fox University, a JMC partner program, will host Catherine Pakaluk to compare the ideologies of Catholicism and socialism.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 • 7:00 PM
Hoover Building, Room 102 • George Fox University

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Catherine PakalukCatherine Pakaluk is an Assistant Professor of Social Research and Economic Thought at the Catholic University of America. Her primary areas of research include economics of education and religion, family studies and demography, Catholic social thought, and political economy. Dr. Pakaluk is the 2015 recipient of the Acton Institute’s Novak Award, a prize given for “significant contributions to the study of the relationship between religion and economic liberty.”

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The mission of the John Dickinson Forum for the Study of America’s Founding Principles, a JMC partner program, is to promote thoughtful study, discussion, and debate about America’s founding principles. It hopes to encourage conversations about whether or how these principles are relevant today. The Forum supports a variety of activities including lectures, book/current event discussion groups, and debates. It also partners with other institutions to make programming available to students at other schools and to the general public throughout the Pacific Northwest.

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This event is supported by Jack Miller Center’s Pacific Northwest Initiative: Advancing Education in America’s Founding Principles and History. Thanks to the generous grant from MJ Murdock Charitable Trust, JMC is working with faculty to organize exciting campus events in the region. The Initiative also provides programs, conferences and other opportunities for professors in the PNW—all to help them make a difference in the education of their students.



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