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The Culture of Encounter Project convenes conferences, lectures, online dialogues, and other events designed to explore the idea and practice of encounter across diverse issue areas.

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To speak of a ‘culture of encounter’ means that we, as a people, should be passionate about meeting others, seeking points of contact, building bridges, planning a project that includes everyone. This becomes an aspiration and a style of life.

– Pope Francis, Fratelli Tutti, October 3, 2020