New York Encounter (the "Encounter") is an annual three-day public cultural event in the heart of New York City.
The 2019 edition takes place on Friday, January 18 - Sunday, January 20, 2019.
The Encounter strives to witness to the new life and knowledge generated by the faith, following Pope Benedict's claim that "the intelligence of faith has to become the intelligence of reality."
In pursuit of this goal—and according to St. Paul’s suggestion to "test everything and retain what is good"—the Encounter aims to discover, affirm, and offer to everyone truly human expressions of the desire for truth, beauty, and justice. The Encounter, thus, becomes a meeting point for people of different beliefs, traditions, and cultures striving for reciprocal understanding, mutual building, and true friendship.
Through a vast array of conferences, artistic performances, and exhibits, The Encounter is both a dwelling place and a point of departure for men and women wishing to live fully and to promote a society of truth and love.