The Center for Philosophy of Religion hosts several conferences, workshops, and events each year. Two signature events the Center holds each year are the Plantinga Fellow Lecture and the Logos Workshop.
The Plantinga Fellow Lecture is delivered annually (and usually in the fall) by the Alvin Plantinga Fellow. The topic falls within the broad scope of the philosophy of religion. The lecture is followed by a question-and-answer session and a reception.
The aim of the annual Logos Workshop is to foster interaction between analytic philosophers and theologians on topics of common interest. Attendance at Logos Workshops is open invitation; since moving to the open invitation format, our annual attendence has increased to over 100 scholars and graduate students.
The Center also hosts a weekly discussion group of fellows' work in progress. It also has a weekly pub night to foster collegiality between fellows and other members of the philosophical community at Notre Dame. We are also sponsoring events aimed at undergraduates, including Food for Thought discussion groups and university-wide public debates with prominent thinkers. The Center has sponsored public debates between Dinesh D'Souza and Christopher Hitchens (YouTube) and William Lane Craig and Sam Harris (YouTube).