One-day conference, Oct. 10, will feature national speakers, social scientists and faith leaders for in-depth discussions on cultural renewal & religious devotion
South Burlington, VT – Today, the Vermont Institute for Human Flourishing (VIHF) announced details of its 2nd annual Restoring Our Faith Summit that will take place Tuesday, October 10 at the Doubletree Hotel, in South Burlington, VT. Renowned national speakers, social scientists, and faith leaders will discuss and debate how to restore the country’s lost faith in God, in trusted institutions and in the founding principles of the country.
In the 21st Century, the country has endured a dramatic divide as the moral truths that have guided its history seem to have disappeared and the religious foundations that held it together for more than two centuries have been supplanted by a secularized culture.
The one-day event will provide in-depth discussions of the social and spiritual trends in the country and will feature world renowned leaders in culture, religion, philosophy and history. These include Rabbi Meir Soloveichik, Mary Hasson, Delano Squires, Dr. Stephen Nichols, Mary Eberstadt, Dr. Patrick Fagan, Carrie Sheffield, Rabbi Ari Lamm and others.
“The Summit will help us to understand where we have faltered in professing our faith as people of Jewish and Christian heritage,” said Lenore Broughton, Founder of VIHF. “After identifying some of the quandaries besetting us, we will visit the country’s founding and what an appreciation of Biblical teachings may still be capable of inspiring,
Recent studies indicate Americans are increasingly becoming more secular as thirty percent now identify as agnostic, atheist or having no belief in God. The pandemic exacerbated this trend as churches, synagogues and schools were shut down during dramatic social upheaval. Suicide rates continue to rise in our youth as religious belief declines. Is there a connection and what can faith leaders do to help save souls and expand the faith?
“The Summit will provide in-depth discussions on these topics and most importantly include action plans for restoring our faith in God, in our families, communities and the nation,” said Broughton.
The Vermont Institute for Human Flourishing (VIHF) envisions a state invigorated by the principles and civil institutions that protect the American’s inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. For more information or to register to attend, please visit http://www.restoringourfaithsummit.com. To schedule an interview with one of the speakers, please contact Laura Cirone at 703-232-5445.