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Celebrate 94 Years of Commonweal
Enjoy an evening of conversation and laughter with more than 300 contributors and readers.

Keep Commonweal Thriving!
All the proceeds support Commonweal's investments in new writers, new readers, educational programs, and new technology.

Honoring Sister Carol Keehan, DC 

Event Details: 6:30 PM reception, 7:30 PM dinner

Tables of 8: $50,000, $25,000, $15,000,$10,000, $5,000.

Individual Tickets: $2,500, $1,000, $600. Special rate for under-30 readers (limited availability): $75.

Commonweal's 6th Catholic in the Public Square Award will be presented to Sr. Carol in recognition of her passionate and influential advocacy for equitable access to health care, especially among those in greatest need, and for maintaining the strong and compassionate traditions of Catholic health care in the U.S.

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Senator George Mitchell being honored at Commonweal Conversations 2014 at Pier 60, New York.

For more information about Commonweal Conversations, or to ask any questions, contact Christa Kerber at 212-662-4200 x5, or e-mail

Photos from Commonweal Conversations 2014

Spend an Evening with Your Favorite Writers
Our featured guests include many regular Commonweal contributors (list below).

Previous Honorees:
Mark Shields, Journalist and Commentator (2005)
Tim Shriver, Chairman, Special Olympics (2009)
John J. DeGioia, President. Georgetown University (2012)
George J. Mitchell, Former U.S. Senator (2014)
John Sexton, President Emeritus, New York University (2016)

Featured Guests

Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ
Alice McDermott
Mollie Wilson O'Reilly
James Martin, S.J.
Massimo Faggioli
Peter Steinfels

Andrew Bacevich - Dan Barry - Paul Baumann- Matthew Boudway - Rand Richards Cooper - Anthony Domestico - Paul Elie - Massimo Faggioli - Rita Ferrone - John Gehring - David Gibson - Patricia Hampl - Natalia Imperatori-Lee - Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ - Patrick Jordan - Cathleen Kaveny - James Martin, SJ - B. D. McClay - Alice McDermott - Charles R. Morris - Paul Moses- Mollie Wilson O'Reilly - Michael Peppard - Dominic Preziosi - Peter Quinn - Matthew Sitman - Margaret O'Brien Steinfels - Peter Steinfels
and many more still to be added

2018 Featured Guests

United States Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr. (co-chair)
Rod Hochman (co-chair)

President & CEO, Providence St. Joseph Health
Anthony R. Tersigni (co-chair)

President and CEO, Ascension
Tim Welsh (co-chair)

Vice Chair, US Bank
James T. Morley, Jr. - Jane B. O'Connell - Leo J. O'Donovan, SJ - Barbara Mullin Rosiello

2018 Event Committee

Downloadable (PDF) event overview  and table reservation form  are also available.

Hotel and Shuttle Information

Commonweal has rooms available at a special rate at the New York Marriott East Side, 525 Lexington Avenue at 49th Street. To book rooms at the discounted rate, call Marriott at 800-228-9290 and mention the Commonweal room block, or use this link.

There will be a complimentary shuttle available from the hotel to and from Pier 60 the evening of the event. To reserve a place, please contact