Past Displays: 2011

Love, truth, beauty and justice are at the center of and give meaning to our human experience. “Our Approach to Reality” is a series of displays highlighting charitable, cultural, and work-related initiatives including the areas of: Education, Medicine, Charity, Music, Arts, Mission, and Literature. Come meet and talk with those involved in this work. The displays for “Our Approach to Reality” will be open Friday night, and all day Saturday and Sunday in the Manhattan Center.


AVSI-USA is a non-profit organization founded in 2000 in New York which shares the vision and method of AVSI, an international organization dedicated to supporting human development in developing countries with a focus on education, according to Catholic social teaching. AVSI-USA’s booth was part of a greater effort to communicate all the richness of the AVSI network to the U.S. public, with attentive openness to every possibility of working together with a diverse range of supporters, collaborators and institutions, offering them an opportunity to express their solidarity with others around the world and to further AVSI’s mission. At the New York Encounter, AVSI-USA was particularly active in sharing AVSI’s response to the January 12th earthquake in Haiti and receiving an outpouring of support from the NYE participants.


Euresis is an association of scientists that aims at communicating state-of-the-art fundamental results of research, and at highlighting the original value of scientific culture to a vast public. Euresis’ initiatives start from the intuition that contents and methods of science must be accessible to the whole society. Curiosity for what is real and wonder for what science discovers are of extreme interest for everybody.

The exhibit “The Earth: a Human Habitat,” presenting the exceptional features of our planet, is available, and was on display at the New York Encounter 2010. You can contact us to arrange for the exhibit to be displayed in colleges, high schools, parishes and other environments. The authors, and other people involved with Euresis USA, are available for events related to the display of this exhibit.

A few slide-show presentations that express “in action” the purpose of Euresis are available for public events with an audience of adults and/or high school students: “Journey to the center of Matter”, and “The Religious Sense and scientific research” by Dr. Giorgio Ambrosio, Fermilab; “Wonder at the origin of scientific inquiry” by Dr. Massimo Robberto, STSI; and “An Earth for Human Beings” by Dr. Maria Elena Monzani, SLAC.

For more information about Euresis’ activities in the US, please contact us at


Los Angeles Habilitation House, Inc. (LAHH) offers employment and career opportunities to persons with mental and physical disabilities with particular attention to our returning soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan. LAHH delivers contracted services in the janitorial and light duty industries, allowing employees with disabilities to choose from a menu of employment services and career development.


The MedConference is an annual three-day medical conference for physicians, nurses and students. The organizers of this conference desire to provide a meeting place where health care professionals come to dialogue to rebuild a person-oriented medical care. The 2011 MedConference will take place on October 21-23 at Hamilton Park Hotel, Florham Park, NJ. For more information contact us at For pictures and transcripts from the 2009 and 2010 MedConferences go to: and


Priestly Fraternity of the Missionaries of Saint Charles Borromeo (F.S.C.B.) “Go forth to the entire world and bring the truth, the beauty, and the peace that can only be found in Christ the Redeemer!” These words, pronounced in 1984 by Pope John Paul II at the celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Communion and Liberation, are at the very origin of the Fraternity of St. Charles. The Fraternity of St. Charles was born out of the charism of Monsignor Luigi Giussani, and was founded in 1985 by Monsignor Massimo Camisasca. Life shared in common and mission are the two main features that give form to the Fraternity. Currently, the Fraternity consists of 140 priests, who live together in houses comprised of at least three members. Our missionaries are present in 20 countries spread over four continents. In the United States, the Fraternity is present in houses in Boston, Denver, and Washington D.C. The house of Washington D.C. is also a house of formation for candidates who are interested in pursuing the priesthood in our Fraternity. The Fraternity’s main seminary is located in Rome. There are currently 45 young men living in Rome preparing for the sacramental priesthood. For more information:


WorkCenter is a nonprofit association of professionals and business people from different backgrounds, working in both the public and private sectors. Together, we share the desire to help one another discover the meaning of our work in all the challenges we face. WorkCenter promotes collaboration and help among its members. It aims at facilitating the optimal development of human and economic resources. WorkCenter's objective is to enhance the creativity of the individual person through a network of relationships, which are defined by a recognition of the dignity and value of each member

Members of the WorkCenter provide mutual support in the following areas:

  • Helping in the preparation of job interviews,
  • Mentoring in rethinking career paths,
  • Providing professional contacts starting from our own professional network,
  • Reviewing CVs and Resumes,
  • Organizing meetings and seminars on networking as well as financial management issues,
  • Organizing lectures and seminars with professionals and sharing experiences which may help to guide the personal development.