“Our society and culture are driving many to ask new questions about the meaning of life and to re-examine answers that had long been taken for granted. What can science contribute to the understanding of who we are? How do the new means of communication shape the perception of ourselves in relationship to others?”
These questions and more will be taken up at New York Encounter, a three-day public cultural festival sponsored by Communion and Liberation that will run January 1618. The theme this year is “In Search of the Human Face,” and the lectures and exhibits “will feature speakers from all walks of life: artists, educators, scientists, lawyers, musicians, authors, and doctors.” Well-known speakers include Richard Potts, (Director of the Human Origins Program at the Smithsonian), Cardinal Dolan of New York, Cardinal O’Malley of Boston, Timothy Shriver (Chairman of Special Olympics), and Jean Vanier (Founder of L’Arche communities).
Many of the events are free, and all are open to the public. To learn more, visit the New York Encounter website.