Conference: "The Anatomy of Reconciliation--from Violence to Healing"
I'm looking forward to this 2-day conference about the practice of reconciliation and the theologies that demand it, and thought you all should know about it!
I deeply respect the work of Sr. Helen Prejean work (remember Dead Man Walking? That's her.) and am also really looking forward to hearing James Alison speak. You probably know that he wrote Faith Beyond Resentment: Fragments Catholic and Gay, but he alsowrote a measured hopeful response to the Vatican's Instruction on homosexuality and seminary postulants.
Anyway, I'll be there (helping facilitate reflection sessions) and hope some of you will join us in San Franisco.
But sign up ASAP - it's happening this Tuesday and Wednesday!
(Well, that's the SF schedule. The NYC and other local schedules may vary. If you're not in the Bay Area--and can't come visit--check out the Trinity website (below) where they've listed other local webcast sites there, with speaker bios and video intros. )
- Jeffrey Hookom
Forwarded Conference Announcement:
Trinity Institute's 26th National Theological Conference:Featuring:
"The Anatomy of Reconciliation- from Violence to Healing"
St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church, San Francisco
San Francisco webcast dates:
31 January 2005 - 01 February 2005
(Tuesday morning through Wednesday evening)
(New York and other local site times may vary slightly)
--> James Alison, Author, Theologian
--> Miroslav Volf, Author, Professor, Yale Divinity School
--> Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons, Professor, Islamic Studies, U. of Florida
--> Helen Prejean, CSJ, Author, Activist
Come for all or part of the conference, and bring colleages and friends for thought-provoking small-group reflection on the speakers and themes. The $35 registration fee includes the above speakers - presented via high speed computer connection - plus meals and two liturgies highlighting the work of local leaders experienced in reconciliation:
--> Sara Miles, freelance war journalist, poet and founder of Bread of Life
--> Lee Thorn, peace activist, and winner of the Stockholm Prize for his work founding Jhai Foundation
This event is brought to you by Trinity Wall Street (NYC) and St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church. The Episcopal Diocese of California's Department of Faith Formation, and the Social Ministries Commissionare proud to co-sponsor this event.
For additional information, local schedule and registration, visit:
For overall conference information, including details on other local webcast sites and their schedules, visit the Trinity Institute website at http://www.trinitywallstreet.org/institute/