Convening 11 June 2020 Online
Global Religious and Secular Dynamics: A Conversation with Charles Taylor
Online (Zoom)

Thursday, June 11, 2020 | 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. EDT

Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and Reset Dialogues on Civilizations.

Registration open by 10:00 a.m. on June 11 to receive the Zoom link to this webinar

Watch the full video of the event on Youtube by clicking here.


While the global COVID-19 pandemic forces us to maintain physical distance, it is more important than ever that we remain socially connected and in intellectual conversation. As part of this effort the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs is organizing the Global Religious and Secular Dynamics Discussion Series, featuring online public conversations on our contemporary global condition between renowned sociologist José Casanova, a Berkley Center senior fellow, and prominent scholars and intellectual friends.

The series’ inaugural event will welcome philosopher Charles Taylor for a conversation with Casanova about Taylor’s seminal work A Secular Age (2007) and the divergent religious dynamics that can coexist within our global secular age. They will discuss the global crisis of democracy, the resurgence of exclusionary populisms and self-enclosed nationalisms, and lessons from the global pandemic about us as humans in our contemporary global condition. They will also look specifically to the Catholic tradition, examining the concept of a Catholic modernity, the multiple rites controversies, and the opening they might offer not only to multiple modernities, but to multiple Catholicities and to a global Church made up of many diverse local churches.

This event will be recorded and the video will be posted to the event page after the event date. Please RSVP to receive an alert once it is posted.