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Meadville Lombard Presents: Faith, Activism, and Democracy

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Tennessee Valley UU Church

2931 Kingston Pike

Knoxville, TN 37919

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In these radically uncertain times when our democracy is at stake, unexamined activism could do more harm than good. So what can we do? Join us to learn from the faculty of Meadville Lombard, our UU theological school in Chicago, how we can activate our UU theology and values to create a more democratic society.

Dr. Mike Hogue, Professor of Theology, Ethics, and Philosophy of Religion, will give a lecture based on his book American Immanence: Democracy for an Uncertain World that calls us to build radically democratic communities of responsibility, resistance, and resilience. Dr. Pamela Lightsey, Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, will give a response to the lecture. Dr. Elias Ortega, President and Professor of Religion, Ethics, and Leadership, will lead the discussion after the lecture.

Meadville Lombard is also bringing their archivist to put the lecture and discussion in a historical perspective. John Leeker, Director of Library and Archives, will be available to talk about how history and archives are a form of justice-making work.

Children Welcome

Children's programming and activities that are related to the day's theme will be available in a separate space during the event.

All are welcome. Advance registration is required. Limited seating: register today!


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  • 8:30 -- Breakfast & Centering
  • 9:30 -- Introduction
  • 9:45 -- Lecture: Keynote by Dr. Hogue and Response by Dr. Lightsey
  • 10:40 -- Break
  • 10:50 -- Q & A
  • 11:20 -- Lunch & Discussion Groups
  • 12:45 -- Closing by Dr. Ortega
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