RISE OF THE NONES: HOW DECLINING RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION IS CHANGING CIVIL SOCIETY
Presented by the Center for Civil Society, a project of AmPhil, LLC
November 7–8, 2023 ● The W Scottsdale Hotel ● Scottsdale, AZ
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
This conference for Givers, Doers, and Thinkers will take place in Scottsdale, Arizona, on November 7 & 8. This daylong conference is the third in a series of events that will bring donors and civil society leaders together to discuss and develop ways to strengthen American civil society. The purpose of this conference series is to advance a robust vision for charitable giving that is grounded in the Judeo-Christian understanding of charity, to champion local giving, and to share ideas on how to conserve the natural and cultural goods of our communities and our nation.
The conference will take place on November 7 and 8 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Hotel booking can be found here.
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND
The theme of this specific conference is Rise of the Nones: How declining religious affiliation is changing civil society. Leading scholars, philanthropists, and nonprofit leaders will discuss the rise in secularism, decline in church attendance, and other related trends, and what those trends mean for civil society and America’s future. Attendees will also have ample opportunity for conversation and community with friends new and old.
Robert J. and Marion E. Oster Senior Fellow (adjunct) at the Hoover Institution
Shelby Steele is the Robert J. and Marion E. Oster Senior Fellow (adjunct) at the Hoover Institution. He specializes in the study of race relations, multiculturalism, and affirmative action. He was appointed a Hoover fellow in 1994. Steele has written widely on race in American society and the consequences of contemporary social programs on race relations.
Panula Chair & Senior Research Fellow
Mary Eberstadt holds the Panula Chair in Christian Culture at the Catholic Information Center in Washington DC and is Senior Research Fellow at the Faith & Reason Institute. She is an American writer whose contributions to the intellectual landscape traverse genres. An essayist, novelist, and frequent public speaker, she is author of several books of non-fiction, including How the West Really Lost God: A New Theory of Secularization; Adam and Eve after the Pill: Paradoxes of the Sexual Revolution; and Primal Screams: How the Sexual Revolution Created Identity Politics. Her social commentary draws from fields including anthropology, intellectual history, philosophy, popular culture, sociology, and theology. Central to her diverse interests are questions concerning the philosophy and culture of Western civilization and the fate and aspirations of post-modern man.
Attendance is open to donors; donor advisors; charitable foundation representatives, staff, and board members; and nonprofit leaders. This is a non-solicitation event.