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02mar9:00 am7:30 pm2019 Building Bridges Conference : “Immigration: Demolishing the Legacy of Bigotry in the Land of Opportunity”9:00 am - 7:30 pm Christ Chapel, 800 W College Ave, St. PeterCategories:Historical
This year’s conference, titled “Immigration: Demolishing the Legacy of Bigotry in the Land of Opportunity” will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019, beginning at 9 a.m. The conference
This year’s conference, titled “Immigration: Demolishing the Legacy of Bigotry in the Land of Opportunity” will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019, beginning at 9 a.m. The conference will explore US Immigration history and the implications of this on today’s policies and social climate. The goal of the conference is to address the fact that immigration policy has been used as a tool to legitimize racism, xenophobia, and other acts of bigotry toward those who have been “othered” by American society. We wish to highlight the lives and stories of the people impacted by this every day, using a social justice lens. The conference will feature keynote lectures, workshop sessions, as well as an interactive action piece. We encourage you to attend the conference and join us as we examine the average US citizen’s proximity to instances of systemic violence. Together we can dismantle the system that legitimizes the criminalization and dehumanization of immigrants, and advocate for a just society that promotes the human rights and civil liberties of all people. The conference is supplemented with a series of workshops and an interactive walk-through to allow attendees to fully explore the impact of immigration and what it means to be an immigrant in modern day America . This conference focuses on laying down the foundation for critical dialogue about pressing global issues, and dispelling any beliefs that one’s actions cannot be a catalyst for creating positive social change.
Tickets can be purchased at gustavustickets.com or by calling the Campus Activity Office at 507-933-7590.
Tickets are free for all students, including Gustavus students, K-12 students, and other university students. The Gustavus Market Place and Dining Room will be open during the lunch break. Conference attendees may purchase a meal there. Gustavus Alumni are invited to attend a dessert reception in the Heritage Room during the lunch break. General Admission: $10.00
27apr9:00 am12:15 pmGustavus Faith Conference: “Developing Spiritual Intelligence: From Filling Committees to Growing Spiritual Leaders”9:00 am - 12:15 pm Christ Chapel, 800 W College Ave, St. PeterCategories:Hodge Podge
Does it seem like the committee structures of your congregation have become tired and lifeless? You are not alone. Many are worn out by a revolving cycle of committee
Does it seem like the committee structures of your congregation have become tired and lifeless? You are not alone. Many are worn out by a revolving cycle of committee structure demands and the transactional relationship they sometimes can foster. Many yearn for a different engagement model of leadership and governance that seeks to strengthen spiritual awareness and empowers a broader expression of faith in action. This conference will explore the new trends and resources for developing a shared sense of ownership for Christian mission and strategies for engaging and growing spiritual leaders. The conference begins with a festive opening ceremony in Christ Chapel at 9:30 a.m. featuring Gustavus student musicians.
IndividualTickets: $10/person* Group Discount Rate: 5 tickets for $40, 10 tickets for $60
*All proceeds from the Faith Conference ticket sales benefit the John D. and Ruth Hogenson-Rutford Endowment for Church Relations at Gustavus.
Gustavus Faith Conference Schedule — Christ Chapel:
9:00 a.m. Doors Open – Enjoy coffee, treats and fellowship
9:30 a.m. Welcome and Opening Ceremony
10:15 a.m. Featured Speaker: Dr. Terri Elton
11:15 a.m. Featured Speaker: Rev. Dr. Kai Nilsen
12:15 p.m. Faith Conference concludes
The 32nd Annual Association of Congregations Business Meeting will begin immediately following the Faith Conference. Clergy and lay voting delegates from member congregations of the GACAC will gather in the Cec Eckhoff Alumni Hall for the business meeting luncheon from 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Questions, contact Church Relations 507-933-7001 -or- email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Journalism and the media may influence positive political and social change or fuel violence and conflict. Award-winning New York Times journalist and author, Thomas Friedman, will share his thoughts on
Journalism and the media may influence positive political and social change or fuel violence and conflict. Award-winning New York Times journalist and author, Thomas Friedman, will share his thoughts on interpreting large-scale trends, making sense of accelerating change, and providing reasons for hope in a complex and volatile world. Free access to information is one of the most important pillars sustaining peace and human rights in our world. Media can promote peace by presenting issues fairly, offering alternative perspectives and sources of information, by countering hate media, and by purposefully pursuing peaceful resolution of conflict. Tickets on sale now. The event will be live streamed and archived online.