Farther than the Farthest Stars
Final night of celebration in song with the Encounter volunteers.
"Your Love is better than Life" (Psalm 62)
A testimony on the life of Christians facing terror and death in the Middle East by Archbishop Amel NONA, exiled Chaldean Catholic Archbishop of Mosul, Iraq; a refugee family in Erbil, Kurdistan (on telecast); Fr. Pier Battista PIZZABALLA, Custodian of the Holy Land; and Marta ZAKNOUN (moderator), journalist. This event is organized in collaboration with the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation, Inc.
Longing for the Sea... and Leaving the Harbor
Eyewitness accounts of stories of immigration and welcoming withMsgr. Ronald MARINO, Vicar for Migrant and Ethnic Apostolates Diocese of Brooklyn, and Giulio PISCITELLI, photographer; andStephen SANCHEZ (moderator), Principal, Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, New York.
An evening of original musical reflections on the ancient and timeless verse of the Poet-King David, performed byContemporaneous, directed by David BLOOM; and Ghostlight, directed by Evelyn TROESTER DEGRAF. Tickets are $10/open seating. Buy tickets online (click here), by mail, and at the door.
"Setting out on the Long Path of Renewal" (Pope Francis)
Reflections on Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato Si' (On Care for Our Common Home) with Sean Cardinal O’MALLEY, Archbishop of Boston; Jeffrey SACHS, Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and Rebecca VITZ CHERICO (moderator), Instructor in Spanish Studies, Villanova University. This event is organized in collaboration with the Research Cluster on Science and Subjectivity.
Crossing to the Other Shore
Stories of desire, sorrow, and forgiveness at the beginning of the Year of Mercy with Priscilla LA PORTE, sister of Cadet Matthew La Porte, recipient of the Airman Medal for his heroic actions during the April 16, 2007 Virginia Tech shooting; Joshua STANCIL, former inmate; and Fr. Peter John CAMERON, OP. (moderator), Editor-in-chief of Magnificat.
Doing Business in Uncharted Waters
A dialogue on leading companies unafraid to explore new business horizons with Nancy ALBIN, Co-founder of Los Angeles Habilitation House; and Andreas WIDMER, Director of the Entrepreneurship Programs, Catholic University of America. This event is organized in collaboration with the WorkCenter in D.C.
The Quest to Reduce Extreme Poverty
Current trends in international development with Jackie ALDRETTE, Managing Director AVSI-USA; Chris BLATTMAN, Professor of Political Science, Columbia University; Joakim KOECH, Principal, Cardinal Otunga High School, Nairobi, Kenya; and Paolo CAROZZA (moderator), Director of the Kellogg Institute at Notre Dame University. This event is organized in collaboration with AVSI USA.
"A Boat Longing for the Sea, and Yet Afraid." (E.L. Masters)
A dialogue between Fear and Desire through timeless American poetry and songs with Shaw Street Collective. The Shaw Street Collective is a New Classical Ensemble dedicated to the creation of works and the re-imagination of what chamber music can be.