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Benedictine College to Host New Evangelization Symposium

Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan., has announced a symposium to bring together “top professors, field experts, and clergy” to study the New Evangelization and “think critically on how various fields of study and practice integrate the transcendentals as a preamble for faith.”

The “Symposium on Advancing the New Evangelization: The Transcendentals as a Preamble for Faith” will occur on March 21-22, 2014.

Here are more details from the announcement:

Why attend?
In the wake of the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization and the election of Pope Francis it is evident that our world is hungering for authentic truth, beauty, and goodness from witnesses who can attractively propose Truth and the Gospel message. Amidst the Year of Faith, Pope Francis has captivated the world through his unwavering goodness and given us an example of how to help deepen the faith of committed followers of Christ and open the doors for non-religious people to encounter Christ. An interdisciplinary dialogue is needed to equip those engaged in transmitting the faith—whether in the classroom, the parish, the workplace, or public square—with the best methods and formation. What Blessed John Paul II called the New Evangelization has permeated the heart of our Church and is leading it to reach our modern age. It is vital for leaders across all fields of study to gather and discuss how we can participate and advance the work of the Church. Come spend these two days together to learn from others and discover how to integrate Catholic thought and field experience regarding the New Evangelization.

Who should attend?
Faculty from Catholic institutions, clergy who teach at seminaries or Catholic high schools, leaders and members of non-profit organizations, diocesan youth/young adult directors, artists, musicians, individuals involved in mission/service work, leaders involved in organizations geared toward evangelization, theology and philosophy professors from secular institutions, laity involved in parish leadership, diocesan/parish workers involved in catechesis/evangelization, benefactors of Catholic institutions, benefactors of charitable works, student life/higher education staff

Date: March 21-22, 2014; 5:00pm-10pm and 8:30am-10pm; at the Ferrell Academic Center
Location: Benedictine College, Atchison, KS
Cost: $125 for non-students. Registration costs include Saturday lunch and dinner along with other refreshments. Meals are provided only for non-students and special guests.

For more information, or to submit an abstract before Jan. 31, write to

Benedictine College is recommended in The Newman Guide for its strong Catholic identity.

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