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20th Bonhoeffer Lectures in Public Ethics
Advocacy and Resistance in a Divided Time
May 31-June 1, 2019
McCormick Theological Seminary
5460 S. University Ave. Chicago, IL 60615
You are invited to the 20th Bonhoeffer Lectures in Public Ethics, featuring 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.
In order to address these concerns locally, this conference uniquely places Chicago organizations working for justice alongside leading scholars making constructive use of the theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Scholars will give presentations that introduce Bonhoeffer as a resource for thinking in new ways about a select number of issues, including racism, mass incarceration, gender justice and environmental justice. Representatives from local organizations will then lead workshops, providing training in practices relevant to the issues and opportunities for engagement in their on-going work.
This conference aims to serve laypersons, religious leaders, students and scholars from diverse faith communities in and beyond the Chicagoland area.
Plenary speakers include: J Kameron Carter, Lisa Dahill, Michael DeJonge, Thomas Fabisiak, Jennifer McBride, Jeffrey Pugh, Stephen Ray, Di Rayson, Reggie Williams, and special guest Father Michael Pfleger.
With workshops by: Faith in Place, Institute for Nonviolence Chicago, Restoring Rights and Opportunities Coalition of Illinois, Live Oak Chicago.
You can register for the conference at this link:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/20th-bonhoeffer-lectures-in-public-ethics-tickets-61692276259
*Paper and workshop titles to be posted in March, with abstracts distributed at the conference.
Friday May 31, 5:30-9:30pm
6:00-6:10 Welcome and Introduction
6:10-6:45 Opening Bonhoeffer Lecture – Dr. Reggie Williams
6:40-6:45 Introduction of Keynote Speakers
6:45-7:25 Keynote Lecture – Rev. Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove
7:25-8:30 Keynote Lecture – Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II
8:30-9:30 Cocktail Reception
Saturday June 1, 8:00-6:00pm.
8:30-10:15 PlenarySession I: Whiteness, Racial Justice, and Mass Incarceration
8:30-8:35 Speaker Introduction
8:35-9:10 Paper 1 – Dr. Stephen Ray
9:10-9:45 Bonhoeffer’s Critique of Morality: A Theological Resource for Dismantling Mass Incarceration – Dr. Jennifer McBride and Dr. Thomas Fabisiak
9:45-10:20 Bonhoeffer in Charlottesville – Dr. Jeff Pugh
10:20-10:30 Coffee Break
Workshop Option 1: Restoring Rights and Opportunities Coalition of Illinois
Workshop Option 2: Institute for NonviolenceChicago
12:00-1:30 Lunch Break
1:30-4:30 Plenary Session II: Gender, Trauma, and the Environment
1:30-1:35 Speaker Introduction
1:35-2:05 Reading from the Underside: Bonhoeffer, Social Location, and Embodiment – Dr. Lisa Dahill
2:05-2:35 Bonhoeffer's Theology in a Warming World: Lessons for the Anthropocene – Dr. Di Rayson
2:45-3:00 Coffee Break
Workshop Option 1: Live Oak Chicago
Workshop Option 2: Faith and Place Chicago
4:30-4:45 Coffee Break
4:45-6:30 Plenary Session III: Bonhoeffer, The Post-Racial, and the Western World
4:45-4:50 Speaker Introduction
4:50-5:25 Closing Bonhoeffer Lecture – Dr. J. Kameron Carter
5:25-5:50 Response to Carter – Dr. Michael DeJonge
5:50-6:00 Dialogue between Carter and DeJonge
6:00-6:05 Speaker Introduction
6:05-6:30 Closing Challenge – Father Michael Pfleger
La Quinta Inn & Suites
4900A S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60615
Phone: +1 (773) 324 3000
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) Housing
5434-5438 S. University Ave.
Chicago, IL 60615