New York, New York
For Want of a Vision the People Perish
Monday, March 24
The Catholic Center at NYU will host Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, who delivered the 2013 Erasmus lecture, to present on the question: “Have communities of faith lost the public intellectual arguments?” Cardinal Edward Egan will give the closing remarks at this evening event. Find more information here.
Christians, Jews, and the State of Israel
Monday, March 31
Join Shlomo Riskin, Dan Senor, Robert Nicholson, and our editor R. R. Reno for a discussion on “the relationship between theology, politics, and history in shaping the current Jewish-Christian reality.” This event is sponsored by the Tikvah fund. Visit their website for further details.
Yonkers, New York
Family Life Conference
Saturday, March 29
Bringing together people from across the New York Archdiocese and a number of professional speakers, the Family Life Conference takes on pressing issues of human dignity and religious freedom. Lectures include “Defending our First Freedom” by Gregory S. Baylor of Alliance Defending Freedom, and “Faith, Feminism, and Freedom” by Ashley McGuire, who has occasionally contributed to First Things. The conference will take place at St. Joseph’s Seminary. More information can be found here.
Fare Forward Event
Wednesday, March 19
The Catholic Information Center is hosting a panel of contributors to Fare Forward, a quarterly Christian review of ideas, (including Leah Libresco, who published a book review in First Things’ March issue). They will discuss ambition, vocation, and the Christian life. You can find more information on the CIC website.
Notre Dame, Indiana
Medical Ethics Conference
The Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture, in conjunction with the Notre Dame Alumni Association, is hosting its 29th Annual Medical Ethics Conference at Notre Dame from March 21-23, 2014. Register for the conference here.
New Haven, Connecticut
Ivy League Congress on Faith and Action
The Ivy League Congress on Faith and Action brings together Ivy students and world-class speakers for a weekend of worship and formation. Registration is open until March 20th.