Conference Schedule

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