September 17, 2017 6:00 pm — September 19, 2017 12:00 pm
Green Lake Conference Center
W2511 State Road 23

Green Lake, WI 54941 United States
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Fall Theological Conference: Race, Conflict, and the Church
featuring Christena Cleveland

September 17-19, 2017
Green Lake Conference Center

Cost: $100 until August 31. Price increases to $125 on September 1! The fee includes meals and a copy of Christena’s book “Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces that Keep Us Apart”  Please contact Green Lake directly to reserve housing.

In the midst of significant racial and cultural strife, how can the Church respond with love, equity, and inclusivity? Christena Cleveland will present tools on how to assess a church/community culture, identifying the subtle factors that (often unintentionally) serve to accommodate some while alienating others. She will also draw from theology and the social sciences to offer practical strategies on how to create a more inclusive and equitable culture.

Featured speaker: Christena Cleveland, a social psychologist, public theologian, author and professor. Cleveland is an Associate Professor of the Practice of Organizational Studies at Duke University’s Divinity School and the author of Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces that Keep Us Apart. She describes her work as such: “Integration. My passion is integration. I integrate justice and reconciliation, hope and lament, social psychology and theology, research and practice, pro-blackness and pro-humanity, truth and love, and contemplation and action. In pursuit of a new reality in which all people have an empowered seat at the table, and there is no longer us and them – but simply us.”  Learn more at Christena’s website: http://www.christenacleveland.com

You may also enjoy watching these short videos:

Is unity realistic in our age? Christina Cleveland addresses how we can get along in our modern world and what it means to be people known by our love.

Christena Cleveland on Leadership and Sociological Imagination

Proposed Schedule:

Join Bishop Erickson to watch the Packers beat the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday evening. Location to be announced!

7:30am – 8:30am – Breakfast
9:00am – Welcome and Devotion – Bishop Erickson
9:30am – Morning snack
9:30am – 12pm – Christena Cleveland
12pm – 1pm -Lunch
1pm – 2pm – Free time
2pm – Afternoon snack
2pm – 5pm – Christena Cleveland
5pm – 6pm – Dinner
7:30 pm – Campfire

7:30am – 8:30am – Breakfast
9am – 10am – Worship
10am – Morning snack
10:15am – 12:00pm – Conversation with Bishop Erickson and staff
12pm – 1pm- Lunch and depart

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September 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
September 19, 2017 @ 12:00 pm