FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 11, 2017n
Ross Douthat of The New York Times and James Martin, S.J., of America magazine will share the stage at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to dialogue about one of the defining issues of our time, civility in American religious discourse. This event, the first of a series titled, Civility in America, brings together thought leaders to explore the appropriate boundaries of public discourse in the highly polarized climate of the media today. The series will be moderated by editor-in-chief of America magazine, Matthew F. Malone, S.J. and seeks to showcase the opportunities for constructive dialogue and creative thinking in the context of civil, responsible discourse.
Members of the press interested in covering Wednesday's event are asked to kindly contact Mercedes Lopez Blanco at [email protected]. Seating is limited. The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture is located at 18 Bleecker Street in NoHo
America Media is the leading provider of editorial content for thinking Catholics and those who want to know what Catholics are thinking. America Media leads the conversation about faith and culture by producing excellent, unique, relevant and accessible content across multiple platforms. Our contributors are the principal figures in the American church; the decision-makers and opinion leaders who lead the ecclesial and civic debate about religion, society, politics and the arts. Those with something to say to the American church say it in America: popes and presidents; Nobel laureates; Pulitzer Prize winners; world-renowned scholars; and distinguished men and women of letters. Our flagship magazine, America, has been published continuously since 1909. America Media is a work of the Jesuits of Canada and the United States
The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture showcases contemporary expressions of the good, the true, and the beautiful in today's world. Located downtown, on historic Bleecker Street, The Sheen Center is a vibrant, new arts organization that focuses on theater, music, film, and talk. A project of the Archdiocese of New York, the state-of-the-art complex encompasses: the 273-seat Loreto Theater; five-camera, high-definition, live-stream capability; a multi-track recording studio; the 80-seat Black Box Theater; four rehearsal studios; and an art gallery. The Sheen Center is named after the late Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, best known for his popular, inspirational radio and TV ministries in the 1950's and 60's