Reformation: Transforming the World One Door at a Time
Sept. 19-20, 2017
The Protestant Reformation was one of the major turning points in Western history and encompassed not only the relationship of faith and reason in religion but also impacted many other dimensions of society including economic, political, social and educational. As we observe the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we will take some time to examine the lessons learned from history while debating how best to reform our current world. We will explore questions such as:
- What institutions need reforming today? Our churches? Our colleges? Our political system?
- How do we speak truth to power?
- How do we act on our conscience?
- How do we find the causes that make us want to act?
- Why should we want to force change?
Join us as we explore the concept that we, as a community and as individuals, are always reforming.
Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, Presiding Bishop of the ELCA
Jim Ziolkowski, author of "Walk in Their Shoes: Can One Person Change the World?" and founder, president, and CEO of buildOn
Dr. Cynthia Moe Lobeda, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary/California Lutheran University
Rev. Dr. Moses Paul Peter Penumaka, Director, Theological Education for Emerging Ministries, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary/California Lutheran University
Rev. Dr. Surekha Nelavala, Global Peace Lutheran Fellowship
The purpose of the Faith, Reason and World Affairs Symposium is to address significant world issues that examine various points of view and enable participants to make informed judgments through hearing and discussing divergent opinions.Planning Committee Symposium History
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