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Center for Faith & Culture’s "Fratelli Tutti" Series Hosts Talk on Better Politics in our World

Center for Faith and Culture Fratelli Tutti Lecture_Better Politics“Better Politics: The Nearby Inn, Cultivating Civic Life and Social Charity” is the topic of Pearland Mayor Kevin Cole’s talk hosted by the Center for Faith and Culture as part of its “Fratelli Tutti” series. 

“Fratelli Tutti” is a book written by Pope Francis and the Latin term for acts of people pertaining to better politics in our world. Moderator Jacquie Baly, a leader in the Houston region’s business and policy communities for decades, will ask Mayor Cole  questions about politics as it relates to cultivating civic life and social charity within his own life and experiences. She will also facilitate audience questions.

The in-person or online event begins at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 7, in Jones Hall, 3910 Yoakum Boulevard. 

It is also live-streamed for those who want to watch online. Please click the link to join the webinar: https://stthom-edu.zoom.us/j/91711016365

Meeting ID: 917 1101 6365

Background on Mayor Cole:

Before becoming mayor, Cole had a combined nine years on City Council, serving from 1995-1998 and 2004-2010. He helped secure the 2007 bond program election, the Cowart’s Creek diversion project and strategic policy decisions that have spurred the development of the Lower Kirby District. Cole has been mayor of Pearland since November 2020. He and his wife Lisa have four children and 10 grandchildren. 

Background on Jacquie Baly:

Baly is currently an adviser to Governor Greg Abbott on Higher Education initiatives. She also serves as a policy analyst for several radio and television stations and a political science professor at the University of Houston. Serving on several nonprofit boards is a passion of hers. And she cites her most significant accomplishments as those of being a wife and mother.