Between the struggle over Common Core and the reassertion of teachers’ union power in key states, the last few years have been a challenging time for education reform. And yet, with new avenues for parent power emerging in some states and a new Secretary of Education ready to champion choice in Washington, the cause of reform may be poised for a revival. We will hear from four leading thinkers in education reform about the state of the debate and the opportunities that may now be emerging.
16th Annual William E. Simon Lecture Now What? Reflections on 2016 and the Task Ahead By George Weigel EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies Wednesday, February 1, 2017 Lecture at 6:30 Reception to follow In this, his 16th Annual William E. Simon Lecture, George Weigel will examine the political upheavals […]
The Faith Angle Forum holds its semi-annual Conference on Religion, Politics & Public Life from December 11-13, 2016, in Miami Beach, Florida. The series brings together a select group of nationally respected journalists and distinguished scholars for in-depth discussions of cutting-edge issues at the intersection of religion and public life. Under the leadership of Michael Cromartie, Vice President […]
In this, his 15th Annual William E. Simon Lecture, George Weigel will draw out lessons for today from the history of a city which experienced the drama of the 20th century in a unique way: Kraków, Poland. Having suffered terribly under both Nazi and communist occupations, Kraków was also the place where the divine answer to that unprecedented human wickedness was given, in the visions of the divine mercy that seized the religious imagination of an obscure Polish nun, Sister Faustina Kowalska. And it was from Kraków that there came a man who brought Sister Faustina’s message of divine mercy to the world, Pope St. John Paul II.
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