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April 25 CBN Features Noelle Mering: "Understanding the Manipulation Behind the Woke Movement"

Please join the Catholic Business Network for our next breakfast event on Thursday, April 25, 2024. Our speaker will be Noelle Mering, author of "Awake, Not Woke: A Christian Response to the Cult of Progressive Ideology."

Invite a friend or family member and reserve your places online.

7 a.m. | Doors Open
7:30 a.m. | Served Breakfast/Networking
8 a.m. | Program

Noelle Mering is a fellow at the Ethics & Public Policy Center, a Washington, D.C. think tank working to apply the riches of the Jewish and Christian traditions to contemporary questions of law, culture, and politics, in pursuit of America’s continued civic and cultural renewal.

She is co-author of the "Theology of Home" book series and is an editor for Noelle earned a master’s degree in philosophy from the Franciscan University of Steubenville and is a wife and a mother of six children in California.

In the tumult of the last few years, many relationships have been fractured and strained as the realm of politics extends more and more into every corner of society and into the interior life of citizens.

In her talk, "Understanding the Manipulation Behind the Woke Movement," Noelle will give a framework for understanding the "woke" movement on a fundamental level, as well as detail the stages of manipulation it employs laundering moral authority from Christianity and operating parasitically on Christian life. She contends we must understand what the woke movement is and how it operates in order to counter and defeat it.

Open to men and women of all faiths, the Catholic Business Network's mission is to engage and empower Northwest Ohio business leaders and professionals to promote Catholic values in the workplace.

The Catholic Business Network (CBN) is a ministry of Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo. The CBN ministry's key goals are to:

+ Promote spiritual growth and moral courage in the workplace;

+ Advance and serve Christ and His Church teachings through sharing personal experiences, educational materials, and inspiring speakers;

+ Share ways to live the Catholic faith through business practices, relationships with all workplace stakeholders, and community service;

+ Welcome people of all faiths, who seek to learn and advance Catholic morality, values, and ethics; and

+ Facilitate opportunities for business and career networking.

If you are interested in sponsoring a Catholic Business Network event, or have questions, please contact: Paula J. Kidney at 419.214.4898 or email her at