Mass Rally in Washington, D.C., and Global Day of Solidarity
Jun
23
10:00 AM10:00

Mass Rally in Washington, D.C., and Global Day of Solidarity

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The launch phase of the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival ends with a mass rally in Washington, D.C. Tens of thousands of people are expected for this major event. It will also be a Global Day of Solidarity, with international partners around the world organizing rallies and gatherings in solidarity with the U.S. campaign. Make plans now to come to D.C. to be part of this historic gathering!

 

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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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Decentering Power and Privilege: Becoming a Peculiar People
Jul
2
to Jul 7

Decentering Power and Privilege: Becoming a Peculiar People

Keuka Park, NY

bpfna.org

Our annual conference is for everyone who longs for the spirituality, inspiration, skills, knowledge, and community to support a life of peace rooted in justice. Peacemakers from throughout the world will come together for a week of inspiration and training that will empower our personal and corporate work for justice.

 

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Jul
20
to Jul 21

Christianity As Planetary Faith: Engaging Teilhard’s Vision

  • Bishop Miege High School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Roeland Park, KS

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Is Christianity old and tired or does it have an inner power to transform the world? Teilhard thought so and linked Christianity with evolution.

What does an evolutionary Christianity mean for the planet today?

Come and join us for engaged conversation, as we explore the heart of religion in an unfinished universe.

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The Skylight Festival
Jul
27
to Jul 29

The Skylight Festival

Paris, Ontario

skylightfestival.ca

Nurturing a narrative of hope, joy and transformation, Skylight Festival is a celebratory and creative space where diverse communities connect to explore arts, spirituality, faith, peace and justice. We are excited that our Contributors this year will include Science Mike (Mike Mchargue) of the Liturgists! All are welcome, to this queer friendly, wide tent of spiritual exploration. Spiritual but not religious especially welcome. Explore new ways of expressing faith, spirituality, and how to be church. We will experience each session through the theme for this year's Skylight Festival: 
Courage to...

Courage to...Hope

Courage to...Love

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Reimagining Interfaith
Jul
29
to Aug 31

Reimagining Interfaith

  • George Washington Universtiy Marvin Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Washington, D.C.

www.reimagineinterfaith.org

Reimagining Interfaith is an event focusing on skill-building, networking, and organizing for grassroot activists and interfaith peacebuilders from around the world. We are co-sponsored by numerous diverse organizations, including Religions for Peace-USA, Shoulder-to-Shoulder, United Religions Initiative-North America, World Congress of Faith, the Interfaith Funders Group, the International Association for Religious Freedom and multiple faith communities.

 

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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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Aug
31
to Sep 2

Conspire 2018: The Path of Descent is the Path of Transformation

Albuquerque, NM

cac.org

Join us for a weekend of contemplative teachings, practices, reflection, and conversation with Richard Rohr, Barbara Holmes, Brian McLaren, Barbara Brown Taylor, and Mirabai Starr. Conspirare. Let’s breathe together. Inhale and exhale, listen and share, let go and receive. Open heart, mind, and body to the surprising wisdom to be found in darkness and descent.

 

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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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Nov
2
to Nov 4

The New Story Festival

  • Huston-Tillotson University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Austin, TX

newstoryfestival.com

The New Story Festival is a three-day experience of community, creativity, and the common good; right in the heart of Austin, Texas - with art, music, spirituality and social action, big ideas and playful connection - helping us step into a better story for a better world.

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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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Jun
2
7:30 PM19:30

Uniting Student Activists with John Pavlovitz

St. Louis, MO

www.eventbrite.com

The efforts of student activists are finally being recognized on a national level. How do you engage activism that embraces your values? We will also talk about youth disillusionment, frustration, and hope regarding our country's social and political climate. The evening will include food, coffee, music, and opportunities to connect, heal, and plan.

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Jun
2
9:00 AM09:00

Rebounding From Compassion Fatigue with John Pavlovitz

St. Louis, Missouri

www.eventbrite.com

To be compassionate is to bleed, to feel deeply for the damage around you and to be moved to respond. This is a beautiful and invaluable instinct, but it is costly, too. There is a toll the trauma of the world takes on us when we seek to step into that dangerous space and to work for healing and justice. In days when so much need is at our doorsteps and on our news feeds, how do we attend to it all without becoming overwhelmed and consumed by it? How do we avoid becoming martyrs of our own hearts?

Join this workshop-style authentic conversation on how to be safely burdened with the pain of this world, and what to do when you've exhausted your resources.

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Contemplative Sit for Justice
May
21
8:00 AM08:00

Contemplative Sit for Justice

Washington, DC

transformnetwork.org/sitforjustice

Join Transform Network in Washington, D.C., for contemplative prayer and meditation with Father Richard Rohr and Rev. angel Kyodo williams Sensei on Monday, May 21 at 8am ET in solidarity with the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.

NOTE: If you wish to participate in nonviolent civil disobedience and risk arrest as part of the campaign, there will be a training at 10am, immediately following this time of contemplative prayer and meditation. 

RSVP online now, and we will email you full details!

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Urgent National Call: Poor People's Campaign
May
16
8:00 PM20:00

Urgent National Call: Poor People's Campaign

Online

transformnetwork.org/sitforjustice

Transform Network is honored to be one of the faith partners in the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. So, to introduce the campaign and invite you to take action, we are hosting a national call on Wednesday, May 16 at 8pm ET.

Sign up online now to RSVP for this national call, and you will receive the call-in information!

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Fundamentals of Transitional Ministry: The Work of The Leader
May
8
to May 10

Fundamentals of Transitional Ministry: The Work of The Leader

  • The Dubose Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Beecken Center is proud to partner with the Interim Ministry Network (IMN) to host this three-day course, Fundamentals of Transitional Ministry: the Work of the Leader. The role of the interim leader is presented and discussed along with tools and resources that facilitate transitional leadership. The course is presented by the Rev. Dr. Molly Dale Smith, an Episcopal priest with nearly twenty years' experience in transitional ministry, and introduces foundational theories that are key to interim ministry. Class hours are devoted to providing opportunities for experiential learning through the use of case studies and sacred story.

http://beeckencenter.sewanee.edu

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Jesus Rode A Dinosaur: Talking to Youth in A Scientific Age
May
7
to May 8

Jesus Rode A Dinosaur: Talking to Youth in A Scientific Age

Faith and science in conversation. It’s what youth ministry needs and what youth workers want, so we’ve created a conference to deliver just that. This conference is centered in generative conversations—between scientists, authors, pastors, theologians, and philosophers. Krista Tippett, Andy Root, Mike McHargue, Rozella Haydee White and others will be discussing raising and ministering to teenagers in a scientific age.

http://scienceym.org

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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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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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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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