The social unrest and racial reckoning of the past year have inspired many to consider how faith ought to be lived in a public arena in a post-Covid-19 world. As social distancing requirements ease, we have an opportunity to examine how we publicly practice our faith to stand in solidarity with those whom society marginalizes.

Father J. Bryan Hehir, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Service for the Archdiocese of Boston and the Parker Gilbert Montgomery Professor emeritus of the Practice of Religion and Public Life at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, led a Workshop about facing cosmic challenges to examine your public commitment to your faith.

His talk focused on using the resources of faith, reason, and community to face and address cosmic challenges, specifically focusing on COVID-19, climate change (including the intersection of these two), and the nuclear age in which we currently live.

You can watch Father Hehir’s talk here.