David Brooks: The Economic Crisis of COVID-19

Life and Dignity, Justice and Solidarity

Moral Principles for Responding to the COVID-19 Economic Crisis

Monday, April 6, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m. EDT

Livestreamed Online
On Monday, April 6 at 12:00 p.m. EDT, all who have RSVP’d will receive an email with a link and step-by-step instructions on how to join the dialogue. To RSVP, click here: 



This online Public Dialogue offered by Georgetown University will examine the human, moral, and policy dimensions of the economic crisis that has come with the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • How can moral principles of human dignity, solidarity, priority for the poor, and dignity of workers shape the continuing response to this global crisis
  • Competing claims have been made about who should be protected and who should not, who needs economic rescue and who does not.
  • This online dialogue will examine how faith and the principles of Catholic social thought can contribute to national and global debates and decision-making and guide our individual and community choices on these important economic questions.


Mission Month 2020 continues as we explore contemporary realities in light of the Lasallian Hallmarks that define the Core Identity of Manhattan College:

  • Excellence in Teaching
  • Respect for Human Dignity
  • Reflection on Faith and its Relation to Reason
  • An Emphasis on Ethical Conduct
  • Commitment to Social Justice.


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