Bellarmine event to focus on ‘secular age’

Bellarmine-logo-wBellarmine University, 2001 Newburg Road, will host a conference on “Engaging Our Increasingly Secular Age” on May 23 in Frazier Hall at 10:30 a.m.

The program is part of Bellarmine’s yearlong Thomas Merton Centennial celebration.

The event will begin with the keynote lecture “After Christendom,” to be presented by Dr. Charles Taylor, professor emeritus of philosophy at McGill University in Montreal. Taylor was the recipient of the 2007 Templeton Foundation Prize and the 2008 Kyoto Prize.

There will be a break at noon for lunch.

After lunch, the Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault, an episcopal priest and hermit, will speak at 1 p.m.

At 2 p.m., Dr. Peter Steinfels, founding director of the Center on Religion and Culture at Fordham University and
professor emeritus at Fordham, will give a lecture.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit

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