All events will be held in the Eastlund Room unless otherwise noted.
Thursday, February 21
6:30-7:30 p.m. | Preconference
"Daughters of Africa"
The Underground Mixed Blood Theater Production
Friday, February 22
10:20-11 a.m. | Chapel
Dr. Korie Edwards
"Exploring Our Role in the Future of Reconciliation"
11 a.m.-noon | Lunch break
noon-12:15 | Welcome
Dr. Curtiss DeYoung, Conference Chair
Dr. Deb Harless, Provost
12:15-1:30 p.m. | Keynote
Dr. Korie Edwards
"Back to the Future: How Our Past and Present (Might) Predict the Future of Reconciliation"
1:30-1:45 p.m. | Break
1:45-4:25 | Presentation session 1
- Kimberly Vrudny
"Restorative Theory of Atonement"
- Marthe Hesselmans
"When Divisions are no Longer Divine: A Socio-Historic Study of Churches and Reconciliation in South Africa and the United States"
- Harley Schreck
"The Promise and the Challenge of a Multicultural Church Network in Amsterdam"
- Leon Rodrigues and Tanden Brekke
"We Can't Change the Past, But We Can Shape the Future: Using the Civil Rights Movement to Fuel Capacity for Christian Social Change"
- Ahmed Odushola
"The Power of an Ideology: How Greenspan Ruled the World"
Saturday, February 23
8-8:30 a.m. | Continental breakfast
8:30-10:30 a.m. | Presentation session 2
- Ripley Smith
"Prophetic Grace and the Future of Reconciliation"
- Edee Schulze
"Gender Dynamics at a Christian Evangelical Liberal Arts College"
- Samuel Zalanga
"Juxtaposing Austrian Social Thought and Hayekian Ethics with the Struggle for a More Just Society by Christians: Lessons for Reconciliation and the Struggle for Social Justice"
- Andrew Johnson
"Brazilian Prisoners, Howard Thurman and Luke Chapter 7: Thoughts on Reconciliation between Prisoners and Society"
10:30-10:45 a.m. | Break
10:45-11:45 a.m. | Keynote
Dr. Randy Woodley
"Possibilities of a Shalom Future"
11:45-12:45 p.m. | Lunch
12:45-2:45 p.m. | Presentation session 3
- Marion Larson and Sara Shady
"Loving my Religious Neighbor: Lessons from The Prodigal Son and the Good Samaritan"
- Hans Gustafson
"Sacramentality as a Philosophical Model of Mediation and Reconciliation: with an Emphasis on Christian Theology and Spirituality"
- Ryan Steel
"Socioeconomic Inequality, Power Differential, Religious Beliefs, and the Status Quo: A Case Study of a Faith-based Inner-City Immersion Tour and the Role of Religion in Society"
- Joshua Bau
"Why Diversity Doesn't Matter"
2:45-3 p.m. | Break
3-4:50 p.m. | Presentation session 4
- Katherine Fontaine
"The 2012 World Conference on International Telecommunications (ITU): Technology and the Struggle for Social Justice, Increased Democratization and Reconciliation"
- Dr. Naomi Ludeman Smith and Student Panel (Tara Clark, Courtney Stoesz, Kaylee Eytchison, Jacky Arness)
"The Future of Reconciliation: Distinctly the Future, Delineated From the Past"
- Dr. Samuel Zalanga and Student Panel (Lynnae Supplee, Emily Weber, Marisa Tillman, Kate Schneewind)
"Applying Sociological Imagination and Insights to the Struggle for Social Justice and Reconciliation"
4:50-5 p.m. | Closing remarks
Dr. Harley Schreck