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March 2017
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Can We Be Good Without God?

March 28 @ 7:00 pm
Caruso Catholic Center Cardinal Newman Hall – USC, 844 W. 32nd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States
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Mr. Bart Campolo, a secular humanist dedicated to helping people who do not believe in God live a full and meaningful life, will enter into a conversation with Fr. James Heft about whether believing in God makes a difference in how we live our lives.

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April 2017
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A Journey from Atheism to Catholicism

April 5 @ 7:00 pm
Caruso Catholic Center Cardinal Newman Hall – USC, 844 W. 32nd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States
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In 2012, writer, blogger, intellectual (she’s a graduate of Yale) and avowed atheist Leah Libresco stunned her readers by announcing she was converting to Catholicism. We’ve invited her to outline that journey and discuss her book Arriving at Amen: Seven Catholic Prayers that Even I Can Offer.

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September 2017
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One World Trade Center: Beauty and Grace

September 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Newman Hall, USC Caruso Catholic Center, 844 W. 32nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States
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A conversation with the acclaimed author, historian and artist Judith Dupré Acclaimed author, historian and artist Judith Dupré explores the power of architecture through the lens of One World Trade Center. As the only writer granted unfettered access during the building’s construction, Dupré examines architecture’s ability to convey beauty and grace, in addition to the emotional and spiritual history of the site. A graduate of Brown and Yale universities, Dupré is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards and is a…

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October 2017

Being American Muslims: A Conversation

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Newman Hall, USC Caruso Catholic Center, 844 W. 32nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States
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Sana Tayyen and her son, Ahmed, will share their experiences of working, studying and living as American Muslims in Los Angeles. Representation, politics and the culture of faith will be among the many topics. Father James L. Heft, S.M., from USC’s Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies will moderate, with audience questions to follow. Dr.Tayyen is currently a Lecturer of Religion at USC. She holds a PhD in Religion and an MA in Philosophy from Claremont Graduate University. Her work focuses…

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Religions and Homelessness High Level Roundtable

October 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
USC Davidson Conference Center, 3409 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States
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A wide-ranging interfaith roundtable will convene at USC on Wednesday, October 18th, to discuss religions and the Los Angeles homelessness crisis. The roundtable, which will be held in the Vineyard Room of the Davidson Center, is co-sponsored by four USC organizations--the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies, the Center for Religion and Civic Culture, the Office of Religious Life, and the Initiative to Eliminate Homelessness. Among the nearly 60 interfaith leaders in attendance will be Archbishop José H. Gómez of the Los Angeles…

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