Earth: Beloved Community
Apr
26
to Apr 29

Earth: Beloved Community

Dayton, Ohio

allianceofbaptists.org

Alliance of Baptists’ members and supporters will gather for a time of fellowship and faith sharing this spring at the 2018 Annual Gathering April 26-29 at Harmony Creek Church in Dayton, Ohio. Uniting under the theme “Earth: Beloved Community,” participants will be empowered and equipped to recognize the intersectionalities of justice embedded in life on earth, seek God’s peace and justice in the communion of life on earth, and return to their local communities as an embodiment of Christ’s reconciling spirit so all might be known as beloved. 

 

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Confronting White Supremacy: An Examination of America’s Unrepentant Sin
May
3
6:00 PM18:00

Confronting White Supremacy: An Examination of America’s Unrepentant Sin

New York, NY

utsnyc.edu/white-supremacy

From bigots marching in Charlottesville, to a President who regularly encourages them, the past year cast a harsh light on the extent and prevalence of white supremacy. While the recent headlines may seem shocking, the issue has deep national roots. Join Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas as she moderates a panel to discuss this spiritual crisis.

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Invite Welcome Connect Summit
Jun
12
to Jun 14

Invite Welcome Connect Summit

  • The University of the South (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sewanee, TN

beeckencenter.sewanee.edu/events

Invite Welcome Connect is a transformational ministry that equips and empowers clergy and lay leaders to cultivate intentional practices of evangelism, hospitality, and connectedness rooted in the Gospel imperative to “Go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19). Designed to accommodate congregations of all sizes, Invite Welcome Connect has been integrated into 45 dioceses of The Episcopal Church, seminaries, colleges, and other parts of the Anglican Communion.

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ELCA Youth Gathering
Jun
27
to Jul 1

ELCA Youth Gathering

Houston, TX

elca.org/YouthGathering

Every three years, 30,000 high school youth and their adult leaders from across the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America gather for a week of faith formation known as the ELCA Youth Gathering. Through days spent in interactive learning, worship, Bible study, service and fellowship, young people grow in faith and are challenged and inspired to live their faith in their daily lives.

An important part of the Gathering's ministry are the two pre-events, the Multicultural Youth Leadership Event (MYLE), a faith formation and leadership development event primarily for youth of color, and the tAble, a gathering that gathers, blesses and empowers youth with disabilities.

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Speaking Truth to Power
Jun
28
to Jun 29

Speaking Truth to Power

  • Friendship West Baptist Church and Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Dallas, TX

fdhministries.org

Sixty years ago, The Quakers originated the phrase in a political document entitled “Speak Truth to Power: A Quaker Search for an Alternative to Violence.” Today, with the names of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Sandra Bland, Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and tragically too many others to name etched into consciousness that systemic injustices are relevant and important.
 
We convene in their memories, with a vital two-day forum we call Speaking Truth to Power: Movement-Building for Social Justice.

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Aug
9
to Aug 12

TEN Conference 2018

Chicago, IL

theevangelicalnetwork.net/event/TEN2018

The Evangelical Network (TEN) is proud to announce the 2018 Annual TEN Conference. This year's event will be held in Chicago, IL (Elk Grove) from August 9 until August 12 - and it's a BIG one because they are celebrating their 30th Anniversary!

The conference theme will be "A Pearl of Great Price" celebrating the "pearl anniversary," with a focus on Matthew 13:45-46, "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it."

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Sep
2
to Sep 8

Conflict Transformation: Being Fully Present, Authentic, and Creatively Engaged

Dubois, Wyoming

ringlake.org

Luther Smith presents at one of Ring Lake’s seminars: Our dreams for nurturing relationships, creative work, and experiencing beloved community are often shattered by situations of conflict. Although “conflict” is blamed for such broken outcomes, more fundamental matters are the real culprits. Avoiding conflict, rushing to resolution, political maneuvering, character assassination, and remaining anxious and silent are just some of the dysfunctional behaviors in disputes. With skills to befriend conflict, even at times to initiate it, we can create transformational opportunities that enact our dreams. Through presentations, discussions, video, and role-play, we will engage concepts and processes that enable us to live faithfully in conflict.

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Prophetic Imagination 2018
Sep
21
to Sep 22

Prophetic Imagination 2018

  • Plymouth Congregational Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Minneapolis, MN

propheticimagination.com

The conference coincides with the 40th anniversary of Walter Brueggemann's landmark book The Prophetic Imagination. The conference asks: "What is the prophetic vocation today?" Drawing upon the deep spiritual roots of resistance, and embracing the divine pathos of lament, how do we raise a hopeful prophetic voice that challenges empire?

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Oct
5
to Oct 7

Grateful: The Radical Practice for Personal and Political Transformation

Abiquiu, NM

www.ghostranch.org

Based on her new book, Grateful, Diana Butler Bass explores the spiritual practices of thanksgiving. Looking at gratitude as both a transforming emotion and a radical ethical practice, she takes us on a journey that enables us to discover gratitude as both resilience and resistance.

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Revive Conference
Feb
22
to Feb 24

Revive Conference

  • Missiongathering San Diego (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

San Diego, CA

missiongathering.com/revive

Missiongathering Movement's first conference dedicated to equipping and empowering pastors, church planters, and lay people alike to join with the spirit and the renewal of the church. The Revive Conference brings together leading pastors, activists, and theologians to offer practical direction and encouragement to individuals and communities seeking to lean into the new thing God is doing through the church.

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A Symposium Examining Race and Economic Inequality on the 150th Anniversary of the Birth of W.E.B. Du Bois and the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Feb
22
to Feb 23

A Symposium Examining Race and Economic Inequality on the 150th Anniversary of the Birth of W.E.B. Du Bois and the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Clark Atlanta University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Atlanta, GA

www.cau.edu/curc/Du%20Bois%20King%20Symposium.html

2018 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of W.E.B. Du Bois and the 50th anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Clark Atlanta University will memorialize the occasion by holding A Symposium Examining Race and Economic Inequality on the 150th Anniversary of the Birth of W.E.B. Du Bois and the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (hereinafter “Symposium”) on February 22-23, 2018.  This Symposium provides a place for academic expressions in a critical vein, which challenge dominate Eurocentric understandings of our history, our present, and our future. The Symposium is generously supported by the Russell Sage Foundation and the Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline, which is supported by the American Sociological Association and the National Science Foundation.

All events are free and open to the public, but you must register. 

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Evaluating Our Spiritual Relationship to the Land
Feb
15
6:00 PM18:00

Evaluating Our Spiritual Relationship to the Land

New York, NY and Online

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/evaluating-our-spiritual-relationship-to-the-land-tickets-41397833033

There is a problem with the way we relate to the land and to each other. Join us for a conversation at the intersections of environmental justice, feminism, indigenous rights, activism, and ritual.

Doors open at 6. Program starts promptly at 6:30. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A with the audience. Light refreshments served. This event is free to attend online or in-person.

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Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference 2018
Feb
12
to Feb 15

Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference 2018

Memphis, TN 

proctor2018.org

2018 will mark the 15th anniversary of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference Inc. For 15 years, SDPC has engaged in advocacy and activism and prompted justice by resourcing and organizing partner churches, clergy, and lay leaders to address the diverse concerns of communities. The 2018 SDPC conference will offer specialized sessions, plenaries, institutes, workshops, and community activities designed to equip attendees and local residents to respond to the many issues we face in our communities throughout this nation and in the diaspora. 

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Religion & Social Movements
Feb
4
12:00 PM12:00

Religion & Social Movements

Houston, TX

Project Curate is partnering with St. John's Downtown UMC and the Immerse: Urban Studies Project to host a series of community conversations on religion, faith, and contemporary life.

hese events will be every 1st Sunday in February, March, and April. This is the first one: "Religion & Social Movements: 'Friends' vs. Allies in the Struggle for Racial Justice."

Free and open to the public. 

projectcurate.org/events

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Jan
24
to Jan 26

Forma Conference 2018

Charleston, SC

Forma is the Network for Christian Formation for the Episcopal Church and beyond. We have members from across the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, and Europe. We work ecumenically with several denominations including the Lutheran, Methodist, Moravian, and Catholic communities. Forma is an independent 501(c)3 and is independent of the Episcopal Church, and yet, closely partnered with the Office for Formation Ministries at The Episcopal Church office.

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Jan
24
to Jan 25

Remind & Renew 2018

Remind & Renew is an annual conference held at Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa, OK, during the month of January. Initially held as an annual Ministers’ Week event, in 2012 Remind & Renew was created, and its purpose is to gather religious professionals and interested publics for thought-provoking and spirit-renewing presentations, conversation, and worship.   

Topics  and conversations vary from year to year. Participants are able to ask questions and hear stories from leaders in faith communities, scholars, authors, theologians, non-profit professionals, laity, and many more. Two lively worship experiences with great preaching are included at each Remind & Renew conference.

A special guest lecturer is invited to keynote an evening lecture, which is free and open to the public who may not be able to fully participate in two days of conference events and presentations.

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