This past Saturday Fare Forward held a panel discussion in Washington, DC on Will Seath’s article “This Is What We Do”, published in the most recent issue of FF. The piece was a profile on Chris Currie, a local official in Hyattsville, MD who has been a lead player in building up an organic Catholic community in this streetcar suburb. In particular, Currie helped to save a parish school, St. Jerome’s, and has facilitated young Catholic families moving into the area, creating a community life centered on the parish. The piece was one of our most popular yet, and around fifty or so DC-ites showed up to hear Will interview Chris about why Hyattsville has been so successful and how other communities might learn from that success. The video can be found here, and is also embedded above. After the panel, some regular Fare Forward writers gathered for a dinner with Ross Douthat to discuss Christianity and public engagement. We plan to do more of these events in the future, so do let us know if you’re interested and we’ll add you to our invite lists.
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