Restoring Our Faith summit tomorrow

Faith Summit speakers Pat Fagan (left) and Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

The Vermont Institute for Human Flourishing (VIHF) 2nd annual Restoring Our Faith Summit will take place Tuesday,  October 10 at the Doubletree Hotel, in South Burlington.

Registration begins at 8 AM, and the first speaker – Rabbi Meir Soloveichik – will speak at 9 AM.

Renowned national speakers, social scientists, and faith leaders will debate and discuss how to restore the country’s lost faith  in God, in trusted institutions and in the founding principles of the country based on Biblical beliefs.  

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. This includes a keynote address by Rabbi Meir Soloveichik and panel discussions from leaders  in their field like Mary Hasson, Delano Squires, Mary Eberstadt, Liel Leibovitz, Dr. Patrick  Fagan, Carrie Sheffield, Rabbi Ari Lamm and others. 

“The Summit will take a step in helping to understand where we have faltered in professing our  faith as people of Jewish and Christian heritage,” said Lenore Broughton, President of VIHF.  “On the heels of the attacks on Israel, it is more important than ever for people of faith to come  together to discuss these important issues highlighting what Biblical teachings once inspired.” 

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 correlation 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 provide  action plans for restoring our faith in God, in our families, communities and the nation,” said  Broughton. “We envision a flourishing society built by a renewed faith and a search for truth.”

For more information or to register to attend, please visit http://www.restoringourfaithsummit.com. 

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