Friday, January 12, 2018
6:30 pm | Auditorium, ground floor

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The Gift of an Impossible Unity

The Encounter opens with music and a conversation with John Bartlett, retired FDNY fireman, and Sergeant Conor McDonald, NYPD, Patrol Service Bureau, son of the late NYPD Detective Steven McDonald


Friday, January 12, 2018
8:00 pm

Marc Chagall, Abraham and Three Angels, Oil on Canvas, 1966

Marc Chagall, Abraham and Three Angels, Oil on Canvas, 1966

Exhibit presentation

Father Abraham's Tent: All Are Welcome

A journey for children into the story of Abraham and his encounter with God

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Friday, January 12, 2018
9:00 pm | Auditorium, ground floor

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‘A Single Garment of Destiny’

The life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. in words, images, music and dance; with Andrea Domenici, Philip Faconti, and St. Joseph High School Step Team


Saturday, January 13, 2018
11:30 Am | Auditorium, ground floor

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The Father: Who Is He?

Being a father, having a father in the experience of Dominic Aquila, provost, University of St. Thomas, Houston; Camil Martinez, PhD candidate in supply chain and logistics, R. H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, and Paul Vitz, professor emeritus of psychology at New York University, moderated by Steven Brown, vice provost and dean of graduate studies, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC

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Saturday, January 13, 2018
12:45 Pm | Auditorium, Second floor
The Human Adventure Series

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Love Without Boundaries

Eye witness accounts by Fr. Pigi Bernareggi, missionary priest in Belo Horizonte, Brazil; Michael J. Brescia, executive medical director, Calvary Hospital, and Rose Busingye, founder of the International Meeting Point in Uganda, moderated by Franciscan Friar of the Renewal Father Solanus Benfatti, professor of spirituality and Franciscan traditions, St. Joseph’s Seminary, Archdiocese of New York; co-sponsored by the American Association for Medicine and the Person


Saturday, January 13, 2018
2:00 Pm | Auditorium, ground floor

Photo by Pachango, Japanese artist Etsuro Sotoo at work in the gypsum workshop at Gaudi's Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona, June 2010, via Wikimedia Commons

Photo by Pachango, Japanese artist Etsuro Sotoo at work in the gypsum workshop at Gaudi's Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona, June 2010, via Wikimedia Commons

An ‘Impossible’ Beauty

 A conversation on the Encounter’s theme with  Etsuro Sotoo, sculptor, and John Waters, author

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Saturday, January 13, 2018
3:15 pm

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Exhibit presentation

Surprising Encounters

Stories of immigration, hospitality, and changed lives


Saturday, January 13, 2018
4:00 Pm | Auditorium, ground floor

Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Glial cells of the cerebral cortex of a child, 1904, ink and pencil on paper. Detail. Courtesy of Instituto Cajal (CSIC).

Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Glial cells of the cerebral cortex of a child, 1904, ink and pencil on paper. Detail. Courtesy of Instituto Cajal (CSIC).

The Human Brain: Unique and Relational

Striking discoveries in neuroscience with Ronald Cicurel, mathematician and fellow at the Edmond and Lily Safra International Institute of Neuroscience of Natal, Brazil, and Miguel Nicolelis, professor of neuroscience, neurobiology, biomedical engineering and psychology at Duke University, Durham, NC

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Saturday, January 13, 2018
5:15 PM | Auditorium, Second floor
The Human Adventure Series

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Reconnecting Through Work and Education

A witness by Efrain Hernandez, Associate Director of ReConnect Brooklyn and Passionist Father Jim O’Shea, founder of ReConnect Brooklyn, an entrepreneurship program to help at-risk youths; co-sponsored by the WorkCenter


Saturday, January 13, 2018
6:00 Pm | Auditorium, ground floor

'Out of Many, One': Really?

A dialogue on shared bonds and ideals in today’s American society with Amitai Etzioni, professor, The George Washington University and author of Happiness is the Wrong Metric (Springer, 2018), and Mark Lilla, professor of humanities, Columbia University, moderated by Anujeet Sareen, global fixed income portfolio manager, Brandywine Global Investment Management

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Saturday, January 13, 2018
7:00 PM | Auditorium, second floor
Harmony: The Language of Unity

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How to Fall in Love with Poetry

A presentation by Edward Hirsch, poet and president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and James Davis May, poet; followed by the poetry contest award ceremony


Saturday, January 13, 2018
8:00 PM | Auditorium, second floor
Human Adventure Series

Gustave Doré, Canto 31: The Saintly Throng in the Form of a Rose, illustration for Paradiso, The Devine Comedy

Gustave Doré, Canto 31: The Saintly Throng in the Form of a Rose, illustration for Paradiso, The Devine Comedy

In the Middle of the Path of Our Life: The Divine Comedy for Ordinary People who Want to Live Extraordinary Lives

A commentary by Elizabeth Anderson, a stay-at-home mom; co-sponsored by the Well-Read Mom reading group


Saturday, January 13, 2018
9:00 Pm | Auditorium, ground floor

Photo by Dorothea Lange from The Family of Man, an exhibition curated by Edward Steichen in 1955 at MoMA, New York

Photo by Dorothea Lange from The Family of Man, an exhibition curated by Edward Steichen in 1955 at MoMA, New York

Fatherhood                       

True stories of heartbreak, heroism and tenderness in a new musical/theatrical collaboration from Jonathan Fields and Chris Vath. Original music for 10 instruments and vocalists. With fables by Roberto Madona.

Tickets: $10; open seating


Sunday, January 14, 2018
9:00 AM | Auditorium, ground floor

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Holy Mass

Celebrated by Seán Cardinal Patrick O’Malley, OFM, Cap, Archbishop of Boston, with the Choir of Communion and Liberation directed by Christopher Vath


Sunday, January 14, 2018
11:00 Am | Auditorium, ground floor

A Human Gaze, a History

Presentation of Father Luigi Giussani’s biography through eyewitness accounts by Father Pigi Bernareggi, missionary priest in Belo Horizonte, Brazil; Pier Alberto Bertazzi, former director of the Department of Clinical Sciences and Community Health, State University of Milan; Rose Busingye, founder of the International Meeting Point in Kampala; Jonathan Fields, musician and composer; and Shodo Habukawa (via telecast), professor at Koyasan University, Japan; introduced by Fr. Julián Carrón, president of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, and moderated by Alberto Savorana, author of the biography

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Sunday, January 14, 2018
12:45 PM | Auditorium, second floor
Harmony: The Language of Unity

Image from The Tree of Life directed by Terrence Malick; cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki

Image from The Tree of Life directed by Terrence Malick; cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki

'Let me feel the lack'

A discussion of the films of Terrence Malick with T.J. Berden, producer, Joe Bowen, PhD candidate in chemistry, University of Nebraska, and Patrick Tomassi, high school teacher

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Sunday, January 14, 2018
2:00 pm | Auditorium, ground floor

Unknown photographer, Dorothy Day, 1916; public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Unknown photographer, Dorothy Day, 1916; public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

On Pilgrimage Toward Unity

The life of Dorothy Day with Tom Cornell, editor of The Catholic Worker newspaper; Timothy Cardinal Dolan, archbishop of New York; and Margaret Laracy, clinical psychologist and co-curator of the Encounter exhibit; moderated by Paige Sanchez, associate superintendent of schools (mission effectiveness), Archdiocese of New York  

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Sunday, January 14, 2018
3:00 pm

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Exhibit presentation

Moments of Dignity

A photo exhibit by Joseph Weiler


Sunday, January 14, 2018
4:00 pm | Auditorium, ground floor

Abraham and the Birth of the 'I'

Catholic, Jewish, and Muslim perspectives with Sayyid Mohammad Baqir al-Kashmiri, chairman of Imam Mahdi Marjayea Association; Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States; and Joseph Weiler, Joseph Straus Professor of Law, New York University; moderated by John McCarthy, dean of the School of Philosophy at The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC

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Sunday, January 14, 2018
5:15 PM | Auditorium, second floor
Harmony: The Language of Unity

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The Power of … We!

A witness by Sandeep Das, , musician, founder of HUM, and member of the Silk Road Ensemble Project, on how music inspires connections, moderated by Gabriele Vanoni, composer, assistant professor, Berklee College of Music, Boston


Sunday, January 14, 2018
8:00 pm | Auditorium, ground floor

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A Song that Cannot Be Held Back

 Final night of celebration and songs with the Encounter volunteers 

 

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