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Forum to Separate Fact from Fiction in

Contact: Michael Larkin
(212) 636-7175
mlarkin@fordham.edu


NEW YORK— In anticipation of the worldwide release of The DaVinci Code, the major motion picture based on the best selling novel, Fordham’s Center on Religion and Culture is hosting "Waiting For Da Vinci- From Factoids to Mythoids" on Monday, March 27, at 5:30 p.m. in Pope Auditorium, Lowenstein Center, Lincoln Center campus.

Moderated by best-selling mystery writer Joanne Dobson, the forum will feature Harold Attridge, dean of Yale University Divinity School and the Lillian Claus Professor of New Testament, and Mark Massa, S.J., co-director, Curran Center for American Catholic Studies at Fordham University.

DATE:        MONDAY, MARCH 27
TIME:         5:30 TO 7:30 P.M.
PLACE:      POPE AUDITORIUM
                   LINCOLN CENTER CAMPUS
                   113 WEST 60TH STREET
                   NEW YORK, NY


The Fordham Center on Religion and Culture, established in fall 2004, explores questions arising at the intersection of religious faith and contemporary culture. At a time when the influence of religion in American public life is both recognized and contested, the Center fosters conversations about the issues today’s cultures raises for religious belief and institutions and the challenges posed by religion to the culture.

Strategically located at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center campus, the center draws on New York City’s leading role in intellectual and literary life,media, the visual and performing arts, and diplomatic and humanitarian activities, as well as on the City’s unusual cultural and religious diversity. The center’s co-directors are Peter Steinfels, author and New York Times religion columnist, and Margaret O’Brien Steinfels, journalist-in-residence at Fordham University and former editor of Commonweal magazine.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 15,800 students in its five undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.
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