Americans who check “none of the above” when asked about their religion continue to increase in numbers. To more and more among us, churchgoing and religious belief seem pointless artifacts of the past.
But what if the skeptics are wrong?
Praxis Circle is excited to host author Mary Eberstadt for an upcoming webinar (co-sponsored by IFWE) where she will take the case directly to the ‘nones.’ She will lay out four different arguments for reconsidering the question of religious faith—arguments that will be of interest to all serious people, faithful and secular alike. Ranging over evidence from history, philosophy, aesthetics, and more, she will make the case for organized faith, and address the shortcomings of do-it-yourself “spirituality.”
This webinar is designed both to entertain and to provoke new thoughts among all listeners. Believers will hear ideas they can bring to friends and family who have fallen away from faith; while unbelievers will be engaged by her open and civil discussion of subjects meaningful to everyone, wherever we may stand on the question of God.
I invite you to join us for the live webinar, including a Q&A with Mary Eberstadt, on Tuesday, October 31, 2023 at 12pm eastern time. If you know of someone struggling with their belief in God or association with the Christian faith, please share the invite with them as well. You can register here.
Introducing Mary Eberstadt
Mary Tedeschi Eberstadt is an editor and author who focuses on a wide range of issues concerning politics, Christianity, the family, and female roles in Western society. She currently holds the Panula Chair in Christian Culture at the Catholic Information Center in Washington, DC, and is a Senior Research Fellow at the Faith & Reason Institute. We are honored that Mary Eberstadt is also a Praxis Circle Contributor.
Mrs. Eberstadt is a prolific author, with her most popular works of non-fiction being Home-Alone America: The Hidden Toll of Day Care, Behavioral Drugs and Other Parent Substitutes (2004), Why I Turned Right: Leading Baby Boom Conservatives Chronicle Their Political Journeys (2007), Adam and Eve after the Pill: Paradoxes of the Sexual Revolution (2012), How the West Really Lost God (2013), It’s Dangerous to Believe: Religious Freedom and Its Enemies (2016), and her most recent book, Primal Screams: How the Sexual Revolution Created Identity Politics (2019). Her articles have appeared in various publications, including The Wall Street Journal, TIME, First Things, and National Affairs.
You can find her complete interviews on our website, but here are a few snippets so you can get to know Mrs. Eberstadt and prepare for the upcoming webinar.