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Common Grounds Conversations

There are two main components of the Pedro Arrupe Volunteers - direct service and engagement with our neighbors and community partners and educating for a faith that does justice through our Common Grounds Conversations speaker series.

Common Grounds is a student-led program focused on conversations that engage the Fordham community on topics that explore faith, hope, love, passion, meaning and social justice.  It seeks to provide interesting conversation and dialogue for students who are seeking to learn more about how faith applies to real life questions.

Join these lively conversations during Covid-19 on ZOOM

We will meet and discuss timely topics including faithful citizenship and the election, exploring the impact of Covid-19 on marginalized populations, racism, humane migration, mass incarceration, access inequality and environmental justice issues.

Common Grounds Conversation "Voting as an Act of Hope"

Thursday, October 8th, 5:30 pm

Join us in a discussion about virtual activism, advocacy and faithful citizenship with Fr. Jack Bentz, SJ.

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Previous Common Grounds Conversations

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.

Held September 17, 2020 at 5:30 pm.

A Conversation on the Census, COVID-19, Faithful Citizenship and how it applies to you! Featured Fordham’s Director of Government Relations, Federal, and Urban Affairs, Bill Colona.


For more information, please contact: Mrs. Carol Gibney,