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Common Grounds Conversations

Common Grounds Conversations is a coffee-house style lecture and conversation series that seeks to engage the Fordham community on contemporary issues in society, religion, culture, education and politics through a faith-focused lens.

We have hosted theologians, former judges, philosophers, missionaries; priests, nuns, rabbi's and laity; members from both within the community and friends of Fordham. It is through open and comfortable discourse that we seek to bring our community closer and to foster a greater understanding between its' members. Come join us for a cup of coffee!

For information about current events, please contact:

Mrs. Carol Gibney
cgibney@fordham.edu
Phone: 718-817-4518
Fax: 718-817-4505
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Meet our Common Grounds Conversation Student Council

Amy Carillo is a member of the Fordham Class of 2020 Amy Carrilloand majoring in Environmental Studies. She's passionate about protecting and restoring the environment. Her future goals involve being part of the preservation of all the Earth’s inhabitants.


Liam Scott is a sophomore in Fordham College Rose HillLiam Scott and hails from Philadelphia, PA. Besides Common Grounds at Fordham, Liam leads campus tours through the Rose Hill Society and plays on the Ultimate Frisbee team. In the summers, Liam works as a camp counselor at Camp Downer in Sharon, Vermont. He graduated from Philadelphia’s Jesuit High School, St. Joseph’s Prep, and has taken part in one of Fordham’s excellent Global Outreach projects, attending GO! El Salvador in 2018. He's very excited to be a member of this year's Kerygma Koffee Student Council!


Elly Rodriguez is a junior at Fordham College Rose Hill,campus ministry, retreat studying Psychology and Theology. She's so glad to be on the Common Grounds Council this year and to continue the dialogue of faith and the world with all of you! She's am excited to see all the new perspectives and voices we will hear from this year and hopes to meet you there! 


Frannie Vena-Pedersen is a sophomore communications Franniemajor. She's interested in a wide variety of topics, but is primarily interested in finding ways to make the world a better place for all of its inhabitants.