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Join us at Belmont Abbey College on October 14-15 for the first of what we hope are many regional First Things reader summits. Our topic: Friendship in an Age of Polarization. 

First Things editor R. R. Reno will kick things off by giving our Friday evening lecture. On Saturday morning, instructors from Belmont Abbey College will guide participants through two small-group seminar discussions of seminal works on friendship, including Aristotle, C. S. Lewis, and Flannery O’Connor. Readings and room locations will be circulated to registrants digitally in advance.

To register for this complimentary reader summit, please fill out the form below. 


Friday, October 14

5:00 pm: Lecture, The Haid Ballroom

Saturday, October 15

9:00 am: Seminar 1: Classical Perspectives on Friendship

10:15 - 10:45 am: Break

10:45 am – 12:00 pm: Seminar 2: Christian Perspectives on Friendship