How to Win Friends and Influence Others: Living Meaningfully Today
Many contemporary young people report feeling more distant than ever from each other and real life. Is there a way to overcome that ‘distance’ between each other and find real community? Even more so, for people of faith, the modern world poses unique challenges to living a meaningful life alongside friends or family who do not believe as we do, or whose views of moral or religious issues might even be starkly opposed. Can we find a way to live fulfilling relationships with others, despite not sharing the same worldview? In all of these areas, meaning in life, love, and relationships are perennial problems for human beings. This series brings together top scholars who propose that classical philosophical or theological insights on these topics can help us understand ourselves, our friends, or the world better; help us form meaningful, deep friendships with those around us; and, overall, help us live better lives.
The talk series is open to the general public, but undergraduate and graduate students are particularly welcome to attend.
Registration is required to access the Zoom link.
This Online Series is co-sponsored with the Centre for Sino-Christian Studies at the Hong Kong Baptist University and the Centre for Catholic Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Thomas Aquinas on Friendship, Human and Divine Fr. Michael Sherwin, OP Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas
Can Believers and Atheists be Good Friends? Roger Pouivet University of Lorraine and Archives Poincaré
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