STRANGERS & SOCIETY: Cultivating Friendship in a Fractured Age
We are finalizing our speakers and working on details for our 8th annual Eighth Day Symposium.
We do have our Orthodox speaker confirmed, Dr. Peter Kanelos. Dr. Kanelos just took the helm as President of St John's College. You can learn more about him and his new role HERE.
We are also finalizing details with R. R. Reno of First Things for the Catholic speaker.
We hope you'll mark your calendars now so you can join us in Wichita, KS for a wonderful dialogue of love and truth on January 25-27, 2018.
For many of you who have grown accustomed to the Symposium on the MLK weekend, our sincere apologies for the change. Because we plan on three annual main events, we're trying to space them a bit more evenly (Inklings Octoberfest, Jan/Feb Eighth Day Symposium, and May/June Florovsky Week).
More details and registration coming soon.
Friendship is that virtue by which spirits are bound by ties of love and sweetness, and out of many are made one. Even the philosophers of this world have ranked friendship not with things causal or transitory but with the virtues which are eternal. Solomon in the Book of Proverbs appears to agree with them when he says, "He that is a friend loves at all times," manifestly declaring that friendship is eternal if it is true friendship. ~St. Aelred of Rievaulx