Novitate 2023: René Girard

03 Nov 2023
All Day


The Catholic University of America

Join the Ciocca Center and the Institute for Human Ecology for the inaugural NOVITATE Conference.

The NOVITATE Conference explores new models of thought and desire that lead to human flourishing. Each conference draws inspiration from the ideas of an important contemporary thinker, bringing that person’s ideas into contact with traditions and people that the ideas might not have otherwise reached, in the academy and outside of it.

Our goal is to bring together three metaphorical cities: Athens (reason), Jerusalem (faith Traditions), and Silicon Valley (innovators in business and beyond).

The apostle Paul wrote in the twelfth chapter of the Letter to the Romans: “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind” (Et nolite conformari huic sæculo, sed reformamini in novitate sensus vestri). This exhortation inspired the name and mission of NOVITATE. We welcome you to join us in our inaugural year.

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