2014 Faith and International Development Conference
Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 1:00 PM - Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 12:00 PM (EST)
Grand Rapids, MI
The Faith and International Development Conference
Cultivating Community: A Right to Belong
February 6-8, 2014
Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI
This year's theme is Cultivating Community: A Right to Belong. We will explore how all take part in God's story of acceptance through the Cross of Christ.
Information coming soon.
• Brian Fikkert, author of When Helping Hurts and founder of the Chalmers Center, will speak about the church's role in proclaiming the acceptance that comes in Jesus Christ and in living it out through community development work.
• Rob and Tara Cahill will speak about their work in Guatemala with Community Cloud Forest Conservation and how cultivating a healthy environment preserves the places God has provided for people to belong.
• Minas Hiruy, founder of Hope Enterprises, Hope University College, and Hope Ministries, will speak about how making a place for street kids in Ethiopian society proclaims to them their right to belong. He will also speak about how students can find what God is calling them to do and their place in His Kingdom Community.
• Tarek Abuata will speak about his work with Christian Peacemaker Teams in Palestine and about cultivating communities and proclaiming the message of belonging in the midst of deep-seated conflict.
The registration fee for this event is listed above. Registration fees includes admission to all sessions and meals during the conference. See the registration page www.calvin.edu/academic/ids/conference/ for more information.
Student registration (ages 18-25) includes on-campus housing in the dormitory with Calvin host students. If you are commuting to Calvin or making your own housing accommodations, please notify us on the registration form.
Faculty, staff, and other registered conference participants are responsible for their own lodging accomodations. Book a room at the Prince Conference Center on Calvin College's Campus (616-526-7200) or the Holiday Inn, located 1.92 miles from Calvin College (616-285-7600). Let the hotel receptionist know you are attending the Faith and International Development Conference to receive a special rate. If you are flying to Grand Rapids, please coordinate an airport shuttle with your hotel at least three days prior to your arrival.
When & Where
Faith and International Development Conference
c/o Seminars @ Calvin
1855 Knollcrest Circle SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546-4402