Luce Grant Initiative

Seminars, Scholarship, and Events 

The project, Catholicism and the Common Good, was hosted by the Center for Catholic Faith and Culture at Duquesne University, and generously supported by the Henry Luce Foundation. The multi-year project (2017-2021)  fostered original scholarship on issues that are vital to our mutual wellbeing, forged collaborative networks across public and private stakeholders, and imagined the future of Catholic higher education. 

The project's mission connected scholars, religious leaders, and the public to work together for the common good. We uplifted Catholic ideals to inform fresh scholarship to address contemporary social problems and developed new practices in higher education

Catholicism and the Common Good aimed to foster innovative scholarship as well as practices of public engagement. The goals were:

  • to understand and address issues that are important for the common good;
  • to foster collaborative networks across institutions, academic disciplines, and faith traditions;
  • to develop better ways for connecting scholarship to the variety of stakeholders it is meant to serve.