Adult Education

Gotto Lecture Series Presents Emma Green

On Thursday, Oct. 22, Journalist Emma Green will deliver the Anita & Antonio Gotto Lecture. This year the Gotto Lecture will be available online and we are excited to share this compelling event widely with friends across the country. The lecture is free. Registration is required.

An award-winning staff writer for The Atlantic and a noted commentator on religious issues in the United States and globally, Emma Green has spent nearly a decade covering religious communities at moments of tension and change. She was recently awarded the 2020 Laureate of the George W. Hunt Prize for outstanding journalism.

Inaugurated in 2018, the Anita and Antonio Gotto Lecture Series offers compelling talks and presentations by renowned theologians and preachers, writers and scholars, across a range of faith traditions and academic disciplines. The first speaker in the series was the moral psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Jonathan Haidt, the Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University’s Stern School of Business and co-author (with Greg Lukianoff) of The Coddling of the American Mind (2018). In 2019 David Brooks, op-ed columnist for the Times , delivered the Gotto Lecture. Brooks is an executive director at the Aspen Institute, where he leads Weave: The Social Fabric Project. He is currently a commentator on “The PBS Newshour,” NPR’s “All Things Considered” and NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Brooks is the author of four books, including The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life, which was released in April 2019.

The series is made possible through a generous contribution from Anita and Antonio Gotto, longtime members of the congregation.