NEW YORK ENCOUNTER 2011 - Can an Accomplished Scientist Be a Genuine Believer Today?

A discussion exploring the boundaries of faith and science

With Msgr. Lorenzo ALBACETE, Theologian, author, columnist, Dr. Kenneth MILLER, Professor of Biology, Brown University, and Dr. Charles TOWNES, Nobel Prize Winner in Physics

Presented by Crossroads Cultural Center and Communion and Liberation

The topic of the discussion is the relationship between faith and science. This issue is currently one of the most widely discussed topics in academic and public life: In our modern society, taking into account all scientific discoveries, can an accomplished scientist still be a genuine, reasonable believer? Can science help faith? Can faith help science? These are some of the questions that we would like our panelists to address in the discussion.

New York Encounter is a four-day cultural festival organized by Crossroads Cultural Center and Communion and Liberation. The idea of a "cultural festival" starts from the perception that there is a need for a fresh start in education and a new vibe for cultural initiatives. It also starts from the desire to communicate in New York the remarkable vastness, openness, richness, and profundity of cultural life and a passion for what is human that springs from the education to the Catholic faith taking place in Communion and Liberation.

New York Encounter features conferences on topics that are widely discussed in the public arena, as well as artistic performances, and will take place in New York on January 14 - 17, 2011. All conferences are open to the public and free of charge.

Click here for New York Encounter website

About this Event

Date: Sunday, January 16, 2011
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: The Manhattan Center
311 West 34th Street at 8th Avenue
New York, NY

About the Speakers

Msgr. Lorenzo Albacete
Theologian, author, columnist

Dr. Kenneth Miller
Professor of Biology, Brown University

Dr. Charles Townes
Nobel Prize Winner in Physics


Click here for New York Encounter website


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See Dr. Kenneth Miller's PowerPoint Presentation


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