New York Cultural Center
HUMAN AFFAIRS
Dialogues on events
that shape our world
MEMORY AND IDENTITY
Exploring our heritage
Testing our tradition
MEMORY AND
IDENTITY
Exploring our
heritage
Testing our tradition
EVENTS

"Only Something Infinite Will Suffice"
April 9, 2008
(PHOTO GALLERY - TRANSCRIPT)



Why Should We Care
About The Sick?
November 1, 2007
(PHOTO GALLERY - TRANSCRIPT)



In the Name of the Father
Monday, March 12, 2007
(PHOTO GALLERY- READ THE TRANSCRIPT)




A Christian Nation?
The American anomaly
in the age of relativism and secularization
March 21, 2006
(READ THE TRANSCRIPT - PHOTO GALLERY)




Freedom Without Roots
The predicament of Western liberalism
and the teaching of Pope Benedict XVI
February 6, 2006
(SPEECHES, DOCUMENTS - PHOTO GALLERY)




September 12th
September 11, 2005
(PHOTO GALLERY)





MEMORY AND IDENTITY
Reflections on the 20th Century
May 16th, 2005
(PHOTO GALLERY)
BEAUTY WILL SAVE
THE WORLD
Discovering the world
of arts: performances
and presentations
MEETINGS AT
THE CROSSROADS
Face to face with...
"Certainly there were many
evils that
the men of ancient times
suffered.
But there were, however, the
men of wisdom.
These would teach to other
men the principle
of mutual cohabitation and
of mutual support.
These wise ones chose their
rulers and teachers.
They put to flight the reptiles,
serpents and wild beasts,
and they established man's
primacy.
For those who were cold,
they made clothes;
for those who were hungry,
they prepared food;
for those who lived in trees ...
or in caves ... they made
houses.
They instructed the workers
that they might make utensils;
the merchants that they
might trade things
that they had or of which
they were lacking;
the doctors who would use
the medicines ...
They inculcated recognition
toward benefactors;
they instituted norms that
would assign each to his
proper place.
They created music that
would dissipate the sadness
built up in the
heart,
the government that would
give a shock to negligence,
the punishments that would
break down obstinance.
And since men were
cheating one another
the wise ones dictated to
them...
bushels, liters, weights and
scales in order that they keep
faith in
selling.

And now there are those who
say:
"let's smash these bushels, let's
smash these scales
and then the people won't
have anything to argue
about anymore."

Han Yu (768-824 B.C.),
Fragments of
Chinese Doctrine
A place where roads meet. A time of change.