Stories - 2018 - Page 3

(R-L) John Poch, 2018 Poetry Contest runner-up, James Davis May and Edward Hirsch. Photo by Kara Hand

How to Fall in Love with Poetry

US, UK and MoreKaylana Sareen

“Poetry offers an alternative to the brutal discourse.” Poets Edward Hirsch and James Davis May discuss poetry as a medium capable of creating unity in this polarized world at the 2018 New York Encounter.

Poets Edward Hirsch (left) and James Davis May. Photo by Kara Hand
(L-R) Anujeet Sareen, Professor Amitai Etzioni Professor and Mark Lilla. Photo by Patrycja Janowski

Out of Many, One: Really?

US, UK and MoreElena Neuzil

A dialogue with professors Mark Lilla and Amitai Etzioni at the 2018 New York Encounter on the state of American society. How has it gotten here? Where and how can it move forward?

Audience members at the event. Photo by Patrycja Janowski
(L-R) Rose Tomassi, Efrain Hernandez, Jim O’Shea, C.P. Photo by Felicia Di Salvo

Reconnecting Through Work and Education

US, UK and MoreBrittany Higdon

"If you don’t want to leave the corner, we can change the corner." Witnesses at the 2018 New York Encounter by Efrain Hernandez and the Rev. Jim O'Shea, C.P., on ReConnect Brooklyn, an entrepreneurship program to help at-risk youths.

Jim O'Shea. Photo by Felicia Di Salvo
Dr. Michael Brescia. Photo by Sarah Rivas

Drawn Near to a Hidden Divine Presence

US, UK and MoreAnnemarie Bacich

Dr. Michael J. Brescia, physician and inventor of the Brescia-Cimino fistula, recounts his encounters with the divine through his work at the 2018 New York Encounter.

Dr. Michael Brescia (right) and moderator, Dr. Molly Poole. Photo by Sarah Rivas
(R-L) Etsuro Sotoo, translator Damian Bacich and John Waters. Photo by Migi Fabara Martinez

An "Impossible" Beauty

US, UK and MoreSuzanne Tanzi

“Beauty is the Splendour of the Truth” -- Antoni Gaudí Sculptor Etsuro Sotoo and journalist John Waters explored the bond between beauty and unity at the 2018 New York Encounter.

Audience members at the conversation. Photo by Migi Fabara Martinez
New York Encounter audience members give a warm round of applause to the panelists of A Love Without Boundaries. Photo by Kara Hand

Love Without Boundaries

US, UK and MoreClare Chiodini

The Rev. Pigi Bernareggi, Rose Busingye and the Rev. Solanus Benfatti, C.F.R., recounted their works for the poor and the sick in Brazil and Uganda at the 2018 New York Encounter.

Pigi Bernareggi and friends. Photo by Kara Hand
(L-R) Steven Brown, Dominic Aquila, Camil Martinez and Paul Vitz. Photo by Emily Green

The Father: Who is He?

US, UK and MoreBruno Cassará

Reflections on fatherhood in a time of social fragmentation at the 2018 New York Encounter by panelists Steven Brown, Dominic Aquia, Camil Martinez and Paul Vitz.

(L-R) Brown, Aquila, Martinez and Vitz. Photo by Emily Green
(L-R) Holly Peterson, Christopher Barrett, Sara Sievers and Archbishop Silvano Maria Tomassi. Photo by Sarah Rivas

The Fundamental Economic Resource: The Human Person

US, UK and MoreBrittany Higdon

"You cannot have a solid economy without respect of the person." Archbishop Silvano Maria Tomasi at the 2018 New York Encounter discussion on the relationship between integral human development and economy.

Archbishop Silvano Maria Tomasi. Photo by Sarah Rivas
Pianist Andrea Domenici (left) and guitarist Philip Faconti (right) accompany Grammy-nominated Jonathan Hoard in gospel hymn. Photo by Mary Sarah Ivers

A Single Garment of Destiny

US, UK and MoreStephen Adubato

Pianist Andrea Domenici and guitarist Philip Faconti accompanied Grammy-nominated Jonathan Hoard in gospel hymns commemorating the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at the 2018 New York Encounter.

St. Joseph High School's step team. Photo by Mary Sarah Ivers
John Bartlett (left) and Conor McDonald. Photo by Sarah Rivas

The Gift of an "Impossible" Unity

US, UK and MoreClare Chiodini

"Never let anger destroy your heart." Retired FDNY fireman John Bartlett and Sergeant Conor McDonald, NYPD, opened the 2018 New York Encounter with conversation.

(L-R) John Bartlett, Conor McDonald and Archbishop Bernardito Auza