Advocacy for Justice in Palestine and Israel
Sep
7
to Sep 8

Advocacy for Justice in Palestine and Israel

  • American Friends Service Committee (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Washington, DC

afsc.org

AFSC is organizing this gathering to provide a space where organizers can come together to sharpen their advocacy skills and network with others as we prepare to engage in 2020 election year conversations about justice and equality in Israel and Palestine.

The gathering will focus on current campaigns to advocate for Palestinian children’s rights, end the blockade of Gaza, and protect our rights to support BDS and engage in economic activism at the city, state, and national levels.

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Clergy Affiliate Information & Resource Network RETREAT 2019
Sep
8
to Sep 11

Clergy Affiliate Information & Resource Network RETREAT 2019

Richmond, Virginia

allianceofbaptists.org

CAIRN is a network of Alliance of Baptists-affiliated clergy who believe that together, in a Spirit-led community, we have everything we need to become and remain healthy, resilient, and prophetic leaders. This is the second annual clergy retreat for the Alliance's Clergy Affiliate Information & Resource Network (CAIRN).

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Inaugural Mixed Methods Preaching Conference
Sep
9
to Sep 12

Inaugural Mixed Methods Preaching Conference

  • Light of the World Christian Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Indianapolis, IN

eventbrite.com

Rev. Dr. Frank A. Thomas and Christian Theological Seminary are pleased to announce the Inaugural Mixed Methods Preaching Conference — a new opportunity to truly learn about the art of preaching. We help preachers love their preaching, develop their preaching, and preach their very best.

The conference features:

  • Narrative, Womanist, & Expository Preaching Labs

  • Instruction from African American Preaching & Sacred Rhetoric PhD Students

  • Preaching Powerhouses — Dr. Otis Moss Jr., Dr. Teresa Fry Brown, and Dr. Charlie Dates

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Sep
19
to Sep 22

Just Leadership Institute for Emerging Leaders of African Descent

Carmel, CA

justiceandrenewal.org

Deep rivers played a role in maintaining slavery, often existing as a physical barrier to enslaved people’s freedom. But as Hughes teaches us, they also describe a soul that is shaped by the Divine in the face of hardship. At the Just Leadership Institute for Emerging Leaders, we seek to broaden our awareness of the many deep rivers in our current society that continue to act as barriers to our freedom, while also deepening our connection to healing and to the Divine.

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Called to be Prophets Conference
Sep
27
to Sep 28

Called to be Prophets Conference

  • Christ the King Lutheran Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Cary, NC

eventbrite.com

Join theologians, activists, pastors, and advocates as they answer the call to be modern-day prophets. Keynote speakers: Brian McLaren, Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, and Steed Davidson.

Cohosted by: Tripp Fuller of Homebrewed Christianity and Daniel Pugh of Christ the King Lutheran Church and Sponsored by: The North Carolina Synod, ELCA

First 100 paid registrations will include a copy of the Brian’s and Robyn’s latest books! Scholarships available for seminarians, pastors, and those in need, by request to Daniel.Pugh@CTKCary.com.

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Activist Theology Book Launch
Sep
29
7:00 PM19:00

Activist Theology Book Launch

We are really thrilled to be launching the Activist Theology Book. Come join Dr. Robyn & guests for a special evening of music and art!

About this Event

Come join the Book Launch Party! The Activist Theology Project is looking forward welcoming you to the Book Launch Party! There are limited tickets to this event. Your ticket includes the Activist Theology Book + 2 drink tickets and an evening full of inspiration! A cash bar will be available with beer, wine, and two special cocktails!

The Event will begin at 7:00pm with music, followed by several members from the Activist Theology Project contextualizing the work and our commitment to pressing social concerns. We also will hear from Rev. Lindsey Krinks, activist and street chaplain, from Open Table Nashville and invite the Found Movement Group to perform to Sarah Potenza's song Worthy!

The evening will be emceed by Rev. Anna Golladay, a critical member of the Activist Theology Project and kinfolk of Dr. Robyn. We welcome you into this conversation that we will have and into the work that we all so desperately need!

If you would like to make a donation to create conditions for others to attend this event, there is a ticket option for you! Thank you for supporting Activist Theology!

  • Doors Open at 6:30pm

  • Event begins at 7:00pm

  • Cash Bar Available

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CoInspire: Liberating Imagination, Eviscerating Racism
Oct
7
to Oct 10

CoInspire: Liberating Imagination, Eviscerating Racism

  • Montreat Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Montreat, NC

montreat.org/events/micl-2019

In October of 2019, Montreat Conference Center will host CoInspire, the second in a series of conferences addressing systemic racism in the church. Our first conference, DisGrace, lived in lament for the ways in which the sins of racism thwart individual people and institutions, infecting congregations and denominations with death-dealing dehumanization. CoInspire will examine ways that we, as members of Christ’s body, might co-inspire one another to liberate imagination for new ways of being, and examine ways we can conspire to eviscerate the racism within our churches.

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Oct
14
to Oct 18

Just Leadership Institute for Senior Leaders

Montreat, NC

justiceandrenewal.org/just-leadership-institute-for-senior-leaders

How can we effectively “do good” as leaders with considerable influence? How can we ensure that our well-intended leadership practices aren’t supporting inequality or perpetuating injustices? How can we use our power to promote greater equality in our spheres of influence?

The Just Leadership Institute for Senior Leaders is ideal for corporate and non-profit executive leaders, school and university administrators, clergy, and community leaders who are seeking a deeper alignment between their leadership and their social justice values.

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Grace: A Celebration of Extraordinary Gifts - Lennon Flowers and Rev. Jennifer Bailey in conversation with Krista Tippett
Aug
15
10:45 AM10:45

Grace: A Celebration of Extraordinary Gifts - Lennon Flowers and Rev. Jennifer Bailey in conversation with Krista Tippett

Mayville, NY

chq.org


Lennon Flowers is hell-bent on creating spaces where humans can be human, out of a belief that nothing is done in isolation, and that self-help only works in community. Flowers is a co-founder of The People’s Supper, which uses shared meals to build trust and connection among people of different identities and perspectives.

Named one of 15 Faith Leaders to Watch by the Center for American Progress, the Rev. Jennifer Bailey is an ordained minister, public theologian, and national leader in the multi-faith movement for justice. She is the executive director of Faith Matters Network and co-founder of The People's Supper, a project that aims to repair the breach in our interpersonal relationships across political, ideological, and identity difference over shared meals.

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Wanderlust 108 Denver with Nadia Bolz-Weber
Aug
10
7:00 AM07:00

Wanderlust 108 Denver with Nadia Bolz-Weber

Wanderlust 108 is full day celebration in support of the mindful movement, featuring a triathlon unlike any you’ve ever known. We bring together three intentional activities in your favorite local park: a 5K* run, an outdoor yoga flow class, and a guided meditation. Following the triathlon, you can take one scheduled activity, such as acroyoga, Aireal Yoga™, hooping, or walking meditation.

Nationally recognized teachers, spiritual leaders, and musical talent are featured at each event to make for a fun-filled, empowering day both on and off your mat. From DJs on the main stage to local vendors offering organic food and crafts, and charitable organizations making an impact in your local community,

Join a vibrant community to spread love, peace, compassion, and well-being into the world.

Tickets: $99, $49, & FREE

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Ordinary Activism Workshop w/ Holly Roach Knight
Jul
23
6:30 PM18:30

Ordinary Activism Workshop w/ Holly Roach Knight

Come learn from community organizer and friend of The Refuge, Holly Roach Knight. Regardless of our age or experience, how can we engage in a healthy culture of activism that welcomes the newcomer, empowers the timid, and heals the broken and angry?

This workshop will be centered on learning, skills, and ways we can all be a part of social change. Bring an appetizer to share. No childcare provided but let us know if you need help with it.

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Clergy Retreat - Resilient Hearts, Leaders, Communities
Jul
18
to Jul 20

Clergy Retreat - Resilient Hearts, Leaders, Communities

  • Wakonda Christian Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Des Moines, IA

events.r20.constantcontact.com

This retreat is being facilitated by Green Chalice and is born out of a desire to equip and empower faith leaders in Creation Care and to explore compassion and sabbath as a practice: “We see compassion, nonviolence and loving our neighbors as key to healing the many divides within the North American context. We hope that this time will integrate rest and learning about compassionate leadership, climate science, creation care, and social justice. We will also connect with one another, have some good food and get outside a bit at the nearby park.”

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Clergy Retreat - Resilient Hearts, Leaders and Communities
Jul
18
to Jul 20

Clergy Retreat - Resilient Hearts, Leaders and Communities

  • Wakonda Christian Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

It doesn’t take long in ministry to realize that your own “stuff” shows up when caring for all of God’s creation from people to planet. What can we do to show up as our best selves, even in the worst situations?

In 36 hours, our goals are big and bold. This retreat will meet at the intersections of Compassion Practice, Sabbath, Race, and Creation to make peace within our own wounds so that we might make peace within these intersections.

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Adult V (no B.S.) with Nadia Bolz-Weber
Jul
15
to Jul 17

Adult V (no B.S.) with Nadia Bolz-Weber

Humble Walk Lutheran Church presents V. (no) B.S. for adults (18 and up)

July 15-17, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 9:15 PM

Snacks, Singing, Bible Stories, Art making, Games. Featuring bible study leaders Nadia Bolz-Weber and Phil GebbenGreen, art with Josie Lewis, song leading with Paul Friesen-Carpenter. $100.00. Your registration includes all three sessions. We strongly encourage you to attend all three nights for the full experience.

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Audiofeed Festival 2019
Jul
3
to Jul 7

Audiofeed Festival 2019

  • Champaign County Fairgrounds (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Champaign, IL

audiofeedfestival.com

Audiofeed Festival is music, arts, and community. Since its founding in 2013, Audiofeed has hosted over 400 bands, screened movies, explored performance and visual art, and created space for its audience to share music and art. 

This year three speakers from the Transform Network Speakers Bureau will be featured speakers: Rev. Amy Cantrell, Vahisha Hasan, and Darren Calhoun!

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Book Launch - Prophetic Whirlwind
Jun
20
10:00 AM10:00

Book Launch - Prophetic Whirlwind

Can't wait to hear my friend @PropheticWhirl speak about her new book #PropheticWhirlwind on Thursday June 20th at @RiversideNYC 10 T. Onleilove's groundbreaking book reveals the Black presence in Bible & Christianity with implications for theology, history & social ethics.

In this book, Onleilove Chika examines the Black foundations of the Biblical text, who is a Hebrew, the Torah’s call to justice and the connection between idolatry and injustice. This book reveals where many of The Lost Tribes of Israel went to escape oppression and what this means for the Black Freedom Movement of today. By profiling the Hebraic foundations of the African-American Church and over 15 African Hebrew tribes Prophetic Whirlwind reveals what the author calls The Black Biblical Destiny.

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2019 Theology & Peace Conference
Jun
17
to Jun 20

2019 Theology & Peace Conference

  • American Baptist College (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Nashville, TN

theologyandpeace.com

“Beloved Community as the Way from Scapegoating to Ubuntu”

Plenary Speakers: Rev. Nontombi Naomi Tutu & Very Rev. Michael Battle Ph.D.

Midrash on Bible & Beloved Community: Sandor Goodhart Ph.D.

Panelists and Facilitators Include: Rev. Janet Wolf, Rev. Thee Smith Ph.D., Rahim Buford, Julia Robinson Moore, Ph.D., Micky ScottBey Jones, James Warren & James Alison!

Mimetic Theory 101: James Warren

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Poor People's Moral Action Congress
Jun
17
to Jun 19

Poor People's Moral Action Congress

  • Trinity Washington University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Washington, DC

poorpeoplescampaign.org/congress

The Poor People’s Moral Action Congress will convene in our nation’s capital a year after we launched the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival with 40 days of Moral Fusion Direct Action. We plan to convene in Washington D.C. every June to make our voices heard and then return to the states to organize, educate, and take action together.

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THE EMI CONFERENCE - LET OUR PEOPLE GO
Jun
17
to Jun 19

THE EMI CONFERENCE - LET OUR PEOPLE GO

  • Ebenezer Baptist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Here’s what to expect should you attend:  

-Active participation.  You will be actively engaged as a full participant throughout the entire event. Unlike typical events where most attendees are passive listeners, your active participation at the planning meeting actually matters to the overall outcome.

-Join the Movement.  All invitees to the planning meeting we believe would be great additions to our growing network of individuals dedicated to ending mass incarceration.  As a result we will gladly add you and/or your organization to our movement roster.

-Open new vistas.  You have the opportunity to expand your network, meet potential partners and learn from people with a wide range of background and experiences on the subject matter.

-Make real social change. You will participate in hands-on, interactive and innovative sessions designed to find solutions to a vexing social problem. And have opportunity to be a part of directly impacting positive change on our country’s criminal justice system.

Multifaith Initiative to End Mass Incarceration, June 17-19, 2019

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

$50  - EARLY BIRD RATE ENDS JUNE 1

$100 - ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS  JUNE 12 

$150 - ONSITE REGISTRATION JUNE 17

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Water to Wine Gathering
Jun
13
to Jun 15

Water to Wine Gathering

St. Joseph, MO

watertowinegathering.com

Word of Life Church is hosting it’s annual Water to Wine conference. Water To Wine is a gathering for those who sense the falseness prevailing in Americanized Christianity and yearn for something better. It's a gathering for those who want to see the church rescued from fundamentalism, consumerism, and nationalism. It's a gathering for those asking Jesus to transform their spiritual life from water to wine. Speaker lineup includes:: Brian & Peri Zahnd, Sarah Bessey, Rich Villodas, Cheryl Bridges Johns, Derek Vreeland, Joe Beach, and Jonathan Martin.

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The Summit 2019
Jun
12
to Jun 14

The Summit 2019

Washington, D.C.

summitforchange.com

The Summit is a gathering of 350 leaders committed to changing the world through faith and justice.

This diverse gathering creates an opportunity for building relationships and cross-sector collaboration. Through inspirational main-stage conversations, small group forums, and shared meals, The Summit provides a space for leaders to find connection to their peers and hope for the future.

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Mystic Soul Conference 2019
Jun
7
to Jun 9

Mystic Soul Conference 2019

  • Chicago High School of the Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Chicago, IL

mysticsoulproject.com/conference

At the center of ourselves, at the seat of our souls, in the radical - most rooted part of ourselves, we are meant to be whole. In the second annual Mystic Soul Conference we will engage with the vision of "RADICAL WHOLENESS" as our own deepest truth and the intention we all seek to live into and return to, over and over again. 

The Mystic Soul Project, a nonprofit whose aim is to center People of Color (POC) at the intersections of contemplative (mystical) spirituality, activism and healing we engage again with those themes as a national and international community as we conference together again.

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Political Theology Network Conference - Call For Papers
Jun
1
11:30 AM11:30

Political Theology Network Conference - Call For Papers

We invite 200-300 word proposals on political theology broadly understood, ranging from economies to ecologies, poetics to critical disability studies, displacement to embodiment.

A limited amount of funding will be available to offset conference travel costs. Note: this funding is not available to tenured or tenure-track faculty (or equivalent). If you would like to be considered for funding, please indicate that with your submission.

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20th Annual Bonhoeffer Lecture in Public Ethics
May
31
to Jun 1

20th Annual Bonhoeffer Lecture in Public Ethics

  • McCormick Theological Seminary (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Chicago, IL

thebonhoeffercenter.org

The 20th Annual Bonhoeffer Lectures in Public Ethics will feature keynote speakers the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber and Rev. Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove. Drawing on their extensive experience building movements for social change, these speakers will address the pressing issues of our diverse communities, calling us to the work of advocacy and resistance.

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Roots and Resilience: White Antiracism and Spirituality
May
24
to May 26

Roots and Resilience: White Antiracism and Spirituality

Rougemont, NC

eventbrite.com

This healing retreat is based on key lessons and practices from Practice Showing Up: A Guidebook for White People Working for Racial Justice, a book written by Jardana Peacock. Her book gathers embodied and contemplative practice and weaves them with meditations from the front lines of struggle against white supremacy.

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Nowhere Else Festival 2019
May
24
to May 26

Nowhere Else Festival 2019

Martinsville, OH

nowhereelsefestival.com

Three days of music, workshops, artists presenting their work, an extended musical family reunion hosted by Over The Rhine at their home, Nowhere Farm.

"Proceeds from the festival will help us continue restoring a 140-year-old barn into a fully-functioning performing arts center where we can 'pay forward' some of what we’ve learned in the last 25 years. We plan to host intimate concerts and workshops, record future albums, nurture younger artists and share all the good stuff: good music, good food, good conversation, good wine, good stories, good moonrises."

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Writing for Your Life Spiritual Writers Conference 2019
May
20
to May 23

Writing for Your Life Spiritual Writers Conference 2019

  • Western Theological Seminary (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Holland, MI

writingforyourlife.com

Looking for inspiration and practical advice to help your writing? Writing for Your Life welcomes you to the Western Theological Seminary in Holland, MI for our Writing for Your Life Spiritual Writers’ Conference! The conference is open to all who are interested in spiritual writing. This conference focuses on inspiration and craft for spiritual writing, with some “how to get published” thrown in. It includes popular Christian authors and representatives from the Christian publishing industry. The main conference will take place on May 21-23, 2019, with an optional pre-conference DigDeeper Retreat (separate registration required) on May 20-21. The conference is located on the campus of Western Theological Seminary (adjacent to Hope College).

Headline speakers for the event are artist and author Makoto Fujimura and pastor and author Tish Harrison Warren. Leading the DigDeeper Retreat and three unique main conference breakout sessions will be Marilyn McEntyre (author and teacher). Additional breakout sessions feature: Jeff Crosby (Publisher of InterVarsity Press), Natasha Sistrunk Robinson (author), Sarah Arthur (author), Kaitlin Curtice (author), Isaac Anderson (author), Chuck DeGroat (author and seminary professor), Kathryn Helmers (literary agent), Lyn Cryderman (book consultant, ghost writer, and former Managing Director of Zondervan and Christianity Today), and Brian Allain (owner of Writing for Your Life, presenting on indie publishing).

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Our Movement Forward: Centering POC+Q+T Voices
May
17
to May 18

Our Movement Forward: Centering POC+Q+T Voices

Minneapolis, MN

um-forward.org/our-movement-forward

The United Methodist General Conference 2019 showed the world that some of the most articulate, faithful, and visionary leaders of the church are POC+Q+T. And yet, while there are post-GC gatherings being planned for those who oppose the Traditional Plan, none specifically center POC+Q+T leadership. Until now.

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Training Summit for the Prevention & Intervention of Intimate Partner/Domestic Violence in the Hebrew Community
May
14
7:00 PM19:00

Training Summit for the Prevention & Intervention of Intimate Partner/Domestic Violence in the Hebrew Community

Online

hebrewinitiatives.webs.com

The discussion will include an overview of how to identify abusive behaviour and provide guidance on how to gain support and resources for survivors. The online conference will be facilitated by Onleilove Alston, Mayanah and Danielle and is an interactive space for sharing, inquiring and edification.

Note: This is not a healing session for survivors of Domestic Violence (though healing is important) but this is a training to obtain professional information for how to prevent and stop domestic violence in the Hebrew community.

This training is not just for women but men as well.

If healing needs come up, there will be prayer warriors present to pray with you.

If you plan on attending please register online and if you can’t pay the $10 suggested donation to cover materials, feel free to register anyway because no one will be turned away due to funds.

If you are experiencing abuse now do not wait for the training visit: www.thehotline.org

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Let Love: An Expression of Art, Words & Song
May
6
7:30 PM19:30

Let Love: An Expression of Art, Words & Song

New York, NY

Grammy, Emmy, Golden Globe and Academy Award winning artist, author, and activist COMMON will celebrate the release of his latest memoir, Let Love Have The Last Word, and kick off his nationwide book tour in New York at the historic Riverside Church in Harlem. Join COMMON as he presents LET LOVE: An Expression of Art, Words & Song. This special evening will include a fireside chat, live musical performance, and more!

Hosted by Think Common Entertainment and Color of Change, this event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

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Just Jesus: From Social Justice to Social Change
May
5
to May 6

Just Jesus: From Social Justice to Social Change

Charlotte, NC

upsem.edu/csjr/

A series of public conversations sponsored by the Center for Social Justice and Reconciliation of Union Presbyterian Seminary, Charlotte campus.

Speakers:  
Rev. Dr. Traci Blackmon on May 5 at 6 pm--Myers Park Baptist Church 
Rev. Jim Wallis on May 6 at 6 pm--Myers Park Presbyterian Church

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Lives of Commitment 2019
May
1
7:00 AM07:00

Lives of Commitment 2019

New York, NY

auburnloc.org

For the last 23 years, Auburn Seminary has honored women of moral courage for their accomplishments, recognizing the specific and often under-recognized contributions of women to every aspect of our world.

This May 1st five Lives of Commitment Honorees continue this tradition — Stacey Abrams, Shifra Bronznick, Paulina Helm-Hernández, Reshma Saujani, and The Rev. Winnie Varghese. Each of them has profound gifts of the Heart with a moral foundation, Eyes with a vision for a better world, Hands for the work they do in and with their communities, and Mind for the unique contribution they have made to our collective wellbeing.

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 Windows on the World Lecture: Rev. Dr. George Mason
Apr
26
10:00 AM10:00

Windows on the World Lecture: Rev. Dr. George Mason

St. Davids, PA

eastern.edu

Eastern University is hosting an lecture series titled Windows on the World. This series is intended to stimulate personal involvement in and knowledge of some of the crucial and controversial issues facing Christianity today.

The lecture will be given by Rev. Dr. George Mason, Pastor/Theologian at Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas on the topic of “Christians without Borders: Toward a Trespassing Church” This is in collaboration with the Campolo Center for Ministry.

The Provost’s Office will host an informal luncheon in Baird Library (Walton Hall, 2nd floor) from 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. to extend the conversation over a meal.

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Windows on the World Lecture: Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove
Apr
12
10:00 AM10:00

Windows on the World Lecture: Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

St. Davids, PA

eastern.edu

Eastern University is hosting an lecture series titled Windows on the World. This series is intended to stimulate personal involvement in and knowledge of some of the crucial and controversial issues facing Christianity today.

The lecture will be given by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove on “Finding Freedom from Slaveholder Religion.”

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove grew up in the Bible Belt in the American South as a faithful church-going Christian. As a young recruit to the culture wars, he wanted to stand up for God and morality in public life. But he gradually came to realize that the gospel his Christianity proclaimed was not good news for everybody. As white evangelicals grapple with the resurgence of white nationalism in American politics, Jonathan shares his experience of learning how slaveholder religion distorted the gospel in America, and what we can learn from the freedom church that has always opposed slavery and injustice. Join us for a conversation about what it means for all of us to get free from slaveholder religion.

The Provost’s Office will host an informal luncheon in Baird Library (Walton Hall, 2nd floor) from 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. to extend the conversation over a meal.

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Revolutionary Love 2019
Apr
5
to Apr 7

Revolutionary Love 2019

New York, NY

revolutionaryloveconference.com

Middle Collegiate Church and the The Middle Project, an institute that trains leaders for a just society, offer the Revolutionary Love Conference each April for leaders working toward the Reign of God on Earth. Past conferences have addressed issues such as the power of story to train leaders, the use of artistic worship to create multiracial communities, training leaders to manage change and conflict, analyzing the dynamics of race, gender, class and power, and the connections between faith, justice and the economy. 

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