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New York:

The Art of the Beautiful Lecture Series: “Beauty and the Spiritual Senses”
March 12, 7:30 pm
Now in its third year, this lecture series is being held at the Catholic Center at New York University. Lectures will be followed by a reception and sung compline. This particular lecture will be given by Dr. Francesca Murphy.

March for Life NYC 2016
March 19
We will start with a 8 am Mass at The church of Holy Innocents 128 W 37th Street NYC 10018. Afterwards, we will March towards the abortion clinic located at 800 2nd Avenue between E42nd and E43rd streets. There, we will pray and rally for the unborn, their mothers and the conversion of abortionists. To conclude our March we will go to a Pro-Life conference given by Fr. Donald Haggerty at the Church of St. Agnes located at 143 E 43rd Street NYC 10017. For more information please contact Sr. Lucy Marie at 646-246-1265 or email her at

Collegium Institute for Catholic Thought & Culture: “Markets & Morality? Jewish, Catholic and Protestant Perspectives”
April 26, 6:00 pm
Co-sponsored by the Collegium Institute and First Things, this event at the Penn Club will include cocktails and a panel discussion.


Syracuse University Lectures: “Survival of the Kindest: Toward a Compassionate Society” (Syracuse, New York)
March 8, 7:30 pm
From examining how we negotiate moral concerns to exploring the determinants of power and status, Dacher Keltner looks at the social practices by which we navigate the world. Here he will detail the evolution and neurophysiology of compassion and kindness, and focus on the five practices that elevate compassion.

Templeton Colloquium at the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study: “Mind, Soul, World: Consciousness in Nature”
March 14-15

Led by David Bentley Hart, Templeton Fellow at the NDIAS, this colloquium will include talks by Michael Hanby, Cyril O'Regan, and Janet Soskice, among others. Read more here.

The Heritage Foundation: “The Cultural Roots of American Power”
March 15
A Russell Kirk lecture hosted by David Azerrad, director of the Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics.

Nexus 2016: The Christian Union Conference for Professionals
April 1-3
John Seel, James K.A.Smith, and Baroness Caroline Cox will speak from the Word and the implications in how we live life and engage the world (in our work, our relationships, and the local community).

International Theological Institute: “And God Saw That It Was Very Good” (Schloss Trumau, Austria)
April 8-9
An international symposium on re-invigorating the sacrament of marriage and the Christian family in light of the 2014 and 2015 synods. Read more here.

Elm Institute Summer Seminars
During the summer the Elm Institute hosts a series of team-taught intensive one- and two-week seminars on topics related to our interests. The deadline to apply is March 15th. Read about each seminar here.

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