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"A Fundamental Difference?" was the title of a conversation about generative artificial intelligence at the 2024 New York Encounter. From left to right are Indiana University’s Davide Bolchini, Jon Stokes of Symbolic AI, and journalist Jennifer Strong.

The AI dilemma: job loss, hallucinations, and virtual girlfriends

Feb 27, 2024

By Zelda Caldwell

At the New York Encounter, recently held in Manhattan, panelists spoke about the challenges — and benefits — of artificial... Read more

The New York Encounter, a three-day cultural festival taking place Feb. 16-18, 2024, will examine the theme “Tearing Open the Sleeping Soul” with panels, exhibitions, and artistic performances.

This weekend’s New York Encounter: Come ‘verify that our soul is still there’ 

Feb 14, 2024

By Zelda Caldwell

This year’s New York Encounter will take place Feb. 16–18 in Manhattan with the theme “Tearing Open the Sleeping Soul.” Read more

Monsignor Erik Varden (right), a Cistercian monk who is also the bishop of Trondheim, Norway, fielded questions about his book “The Shattering of Loneliness” from Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the apostolic nuncio to the United States, at this year's New York Encounter on Feb. 17–19, 2023.

At New York Encounter: A monk turned bishop shares the roadmap of his spiritual journey

Feb 22, 2023

By Zelda Caldwell

A highlight of this year’s event was a conversation between a Catholic monk and a top papal diplomat that explored... Read more

The them of this year's New York Encounter — “Who Am I That You Care for Me?” — is drawn from Psalm 8 and is meant to speak to the widespread longing for belonging that cannot be met by models of “diversity, equity and inclusion” nor technological solutions like social-media influencers or the metaverse.

New York Encounter kicks off this weekend: Here’s what you need to know

Feb 16, 2023

The New York Encounter is an annual cultural event that focuses on the elements of truth, beauty, and goodness in... Read more

Takashi Nagai

This Catholic doctor lost everything in the Nagasaki bombing. Except faith, hope, and love.

Feb 22, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Dr. Takashi Nagai’s work to help survivors of the Nagasaki atomic bombing and to console his devastated Japanese Catholic community... Read more


Questions in community: New York Encounter seeks truth in a changing world

Feb 2, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The search for truth in a polarized, pandemic-struck world will be the focus of myriad conversation and artistic events at... Read more

NY Encounter to explore 'When Reality Hits'

Feb 10, 2021

By Perry West

Communion and Liberation is preparing for its 13th annual New York Encounter to help participants process and grow from the... Read more


Can fear be overcome? A cultural event explores the question

Jan 7, 2016

By Mary Farrow

It’s not hard to think of a myriad of reasons why people today might be afraid.  Read more