Our 13th Annual meeting will take place at Thomas Berry Place, a Passionist Retreat Center attached to their monastery in Jamaica, Queens, New York. Needless to say that New York is one of the most ethnically, culturally, spiritually, gastronomically, architecturally, and environmentally diverse places on the face of the Earth. We will partake of its environs with explorations of sacred landmark sites in and around the city. Despite this urban vibrancy, the Thomas Berry Place offers a private, contemplative, and beautiful setting conducive to sharing, considering, and speculating about the issues before us. All symposium events (save for exploration of New York environs) will take place here.



Accessibility & Travel

The Thomas Berry Place is well served by public transportation andhighly accessible, steps away from the Jamaica 179th Street stop on the city’s E and F subway lines. The venue is a short, 20-minute drive from either LaGuardia Airport (LGA) or JFK International Airport (JFK).


May/June is one of the best times to visit the New York City area. Early in June, afternoon high temperatures are very pleasant, averaging mostly in the low to mid-70sF (22-24C).  Early morning lows will fall to the mid to upper 50sF (13-15C) while a couple of cooler mornings can see lows down into the upper 40sF to near 50F (9-10C).