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The Gods of the City and the City of God: Augustine on Politics
Corpus Christi Church, NYC
Thursday, September 29, 8:00 p.m.

Professor Russell Hittinger will be giving a talk on Augustine and politics at Corpus Christi Church. The event is sponsored by the Thomistic Institute and Columbia Catholic Ministry.

The Loser Letters Stage Play

The Hartke Theater at the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
September 29 – October 9

The Loser Letters, a dramatization by Jeffrey Fiske of Mary Eberstadt’s novel of the same name, will have its premiere at the Catholic University of America’s Hartke Theatre. Olympic champion gymnast Chellsie Memmel will make her theatrical debut as the ever-present Shadow: the Young Woman’s Inner Demon. Friends of First Things can receive a 30% discount off tickets, which can be purchased here, using the promotional code CICTLL.


Spiritual and Religious: Why We Owe God an Hour a Week
The Catholic Center at NYU
Monday, October 3, 7:30 p.m.

The NYU Catholic Center is hosting “Spiritual and Religious,” a lecture by Fr. Romanus Cessario, O.P., S.T.M., at the Catholic Center at NYU.

Academic Freedom in the Age of Political Correctness
First Things NYC Editorial Office
Wednesday, October 5, 6:00 p.m.

First Things and the Pope Center are cosponsoring a reception and panel discussion featuring Jay Schalin, Peter Wood, and KC Johnson, with moderator Mark Bauerlein. What does academic freedom mean in this age of political correctness? Join us at the First Things NYC Editorial Office to discuss the status of academic freedom and how to rebuild its foundations.

Getting Religion: a book conversation with Kenneth L. Woodward
First Things NYC Editorial Office
Tuesday, October 11, 6:00 p.m.

Join us for a reception and conversation with award-winning journalist and author Kenneth L. Woodward regarding his new book Faith, Culture, and Politics from the Age of Eisenhower to the Era of Obama (Convergent, 2016). The event will be at the First Things NYC Editorial Office.

Christian Citizenship in Post-Christian America
The City Room, The King’s College (56 Broadway, NYC)
October 14–15

The Davenant Trust is hosting a conversation on Christian citizenship at The King’s College in New York City, part of the Davenant Trust’s 2nd Mid-Atlantic Regional Convivium, a gathering of ecclesially-minded scholars, academically-minded pastors, and theologically-concerned professionals.

The event is cohosted by First Things and The King’s College.

Tradition and the Constitution
The New York Athletic Club
Thursday, October 20, 6:00 p.m.

The St. John’s University Center for Law and Religion is hosting its annual Tradition Project Lecture: “Tradition and the Constitution,” delivered by Professor Michael W. McConnell. The lecture will follow a reception at the New York Athletic Club.

A Poetry Reading with Dana Gioia
Central Presbyterian Church, NYC
Sunday, October 23, 6:30 p.m.

First Things is excited to host acclaimed poet Dana Gioia for our Second Annual Poetry Reading. Join us at the Central Presbyterian Church, to hear Gioia read selections from his recent poetry.

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