Facing Fragility: America's Youth and Their Future - October 11th
Today’s youth are often criticized for their fragility. Indeed, some experts argue that a fear of failing and a hyper-sensitivity to safety keep young people from meeting the normal challenges of life. Is this “fragility” real, or is this nothing more than the age-old concern: “kids these days!” If young people are demonstrably more fragile, why is this? Most importantly, what are the best cures for fragility? Some experts say that by cultivating “resilience,” young people can recover hope, creativity, and courage. Are they right? And how, in any event, is resilience to be cultivated?
Join us on October 11th for a conversation with a panel of experts about these questions and more.
Baylor in Washington and Faith & Law Friday Forum - November 4th
November 4th, 12:00-1:00pm, 2325 Rayburn House Office Building
About this Event: It is difficult to know when to share information with others, especially when that information damages another person's reputation. The challenge is especially acute for those who work on the Hill, where information is currency. In this talk, I will develop an 'ethics of gossip' that both challenges our tendency toward "loose lips" and guides us toward knowing when and how to share damaging information about third parties.
Dr. Matthew Lee Anderson is an Assistant Research Professor of Ethics and Theology at Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion and the Associate Director of Baylor in Washington, and an Associate Fellow at the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics, and Public Life at Oxford University, where he completed a D.Phil. in Christian Ethics. He is the founder of the web magazine Mere Orthodoxy, the author of Earthen Vessels: Why Our Bodies Matter to our Faith and The End of our Exploring, and has written for Christianity Today, the Washington Post, and elsewhere. He is also the founder of 100 Days of Dante, the world’s largest online reading group for The Divine Comedy.
Elayne Allen is Managing Editor of Public Discourse. She previously worked as a research assistant in the American Enterprise Institute’s Social, Cultural, and Constitutional Studies department. Her writings have appeared in Public Discourse, Time, City Journal, American Purpose, Law & Liberty, The American Interest, and Breaking Ground. Elayne received her BA in Great Texts and Political Philosophy from Baylor University’s Honors College. She is an alumna of the John Jay Fellowship, Hudson Institute Political Studies Program, and Hertog Foundation.