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New York, New York

Catholic Education Foundation Awards Event
Tuesday, September 26
Join the foundation to honor the achievements of: the Rev. Msgr. Sabato Pilato of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles; Atonement Academy in San Antonio; Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools in Michigan; the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia in Nashville; and Dr. William Thierfelder, president of Belmont Abbey College. The evening will begin with a Solemn Mass, followed by a dinner and lecture. Judge Andrew Napolitano, a distinguished jurist and professor of law, will speak on the importance of Catholic schools for the Church and society-at-large in a secular culture. For more information, contact the Catholic Education Foundation here.

Catholic Environmentalism: From Saint Augustine to Pope Francis
Monday, October 2
The Catholic Center at NYU and the Thomistic Institute present a free lecture by Dr. Marie George, professor of philosophy at St. John's University in New York and author of Stewardship of Creation: What Catholics should know about Church teaching on the environment. More information can be found here

Third Annual First Things Poetry Reading 
Sunday, October 29
First Things presents a night of poetry with A. M. Juster at Central Presbyterian Church in New York City. More information can be found here.

30th Annual Erasmus Lecture: “Evangelizing the Nones”
Monday, October 30
Bishop Robert Barron, auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles and the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, will present First Things’ annual Erasmus Lecture at the Union League Club in New York. Request a ticket here.

St. John's Center for Law and Religion 2017 Tradition Project Lecture: Tradition, Culture, and Citizenship
Thursday, November 2
St. John's Center for Law and Religion invites you to a lecture delivered by writer and philosopher Sir Roger Scruton. Please RSVP here by October 27. 

Greenville, South Carolina

500 Years Later: Where Do We Go From Here?
October 20-21
Join the Center for Evangelical Catholicism and both Catholic and Protestant scholars to discuss the theological reasons for the Protestant Reformation, the prospects for the restoration of Church unity, and how Catholics and Protestants can work together going forward. More information can be found here.


Religious Freedom in the Culture War: An Exploration of the Extent and Nature of Religious Freedom in America
Friday, October 20
Dr. Robert George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, will deliver a lecture at North Park University in Chicago. More information can be found here.


Lasting Grace: A Celebration of the Life & Work of Brian Doyle
Thursday, September 21
All are welcome to a celebration of the life and work of writer and friend Brian Doyle with reflections from David James Duncan, Barry Lopez, Kim Stafford, and several others. More information can be found here.


Is There a Future For Evangelical Cultural Engagement?
Tuesday, September 5
Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, will speak at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, on how a gospel-resurgent evangelicalism can refine itself to speak to our changing society with neither perpetual outrage nor doctrinal capitulation. More information can be found here.

The War of All Against All: Aristocracy and the Revolt of the Masses
Monday, September 11
This First Things Lecture will take place at the Austin Graduate School of Theology. Patrick J. Deneen, associate professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame, will speak on whether our country’s uncivil war between the elite and the masses spells the demise of the American experiment in democratic self-government. More information can be found here.


School of Christian Spiritual Formation 2017 Conference: Moving Forward by Drawing from the Past
September 22-24
Join the School of Christian Spiritual Formation in Marietta, Georgia, for discussions from Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant perspectives on living the Christian life in a secular culture. More information can be found here

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