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The 2017 Mahle Symposium at Hamline University

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Spring 2017 Mahle Symposium: "Healing, Wholeness, Holiness: Religious Responses to Trauma and Illness"


Please note that there are multiple workshops and lectures open to the public as a part of the two-day Mahle Symposium. You may register for each event you would like to attend by reserving a ticket for each one separately. This is largely to give us an estimate of how many attendees there will be for space and refreshment requirements. Below, please indicate which events you would like to attend by reserving a (free!) ticket for yourself. For our purposes, it will be helpful but not necessary for you to have your ticket with you when you attend an event.

Please contact wesleycenter@hamline.edu with any questions.

Often people think of trauma as an event. A trauma happens. But according to recent trauma studies, we are learning that trauma moves, flows—even overflows—carrying suffering, violence and vulnerability in people’s lives and communities across years and generations. So, what does healing from trauma mean? How can religious communities learn and respond more effectively, faithfully? From March 6–7, Hamline University will welcome a series of guest speakers to offer their views on the topic of this year’s Mahle Symposium, “Healing, Wholeness, Holiness: Religious Responses to Trauma and Illness.” Dr. Shelly Rambo, Associate Professor of Theology at Boston University School of Theology and author of Spirit and Trauma: A Theology of Remaining, will offer the keynote Mahle Lecture on March 7th, 7pm in Sundin Hall. The title of her keynote, based on her forthcoming book, will be “Resurrection in the Afterlife of Trauma: Making Sense of the Wounds that Mark Us.”

Event schedule:

Monday, March 6th:

Workshop I: Dr. Monica A. Coleman, Claremont School of Theology

Title of Workshop: “BiPolar Faith: A Black Woman’s Journey with Depression and Faith”

4:30 to 6 pm, Anderson Center 304-305. (774 Snelling Avenue, St. Paul, 55104. Fee parking in Anderson Lot and free street parking).

Tuesday, March 7th 11:15 am through 9 pm.

Kay Fredericks Ballroom, Klas Center (1537 Taylor Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104)

11:30 am – 12:45 pm, Workshop II: Rabbi Eric Weiss, CEO and President, Bay Area Jewish Healing Center. Title: “Playing Scrabble: Finding a New Vocabulary to Talk About Illness and Faith.

1:15 to 2:30 pm, Workshop III: Rabbi Eric Weiss and Dr. Shelly Rambo in conversation, introduced and moderated by Dr. Deanna Thompson, Hamline University.

2:45 to 4 pm, Workshop IV: “In Praise of Lament," Dr. Rolf Jacobson, Professor of Old Testament at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, MN, and Rev. JoAnn Post, Lutheran Church of the Ascension, Northfield, IL, and Dr. Deanna Thompson. Award-winning musician John Hermanson (https://johnhermanson.bandcamp.com/) will also be featured.

4:15 to 5:15 pm, Workshop V: “Re-Imagining and Healing: Exploring Images of the Divine." Facilitator: Dr. Sherry Jordon, University of St. Thomas. Circle conversation: Dr. Monica A. Coleman, Rev. Kathi Austin Mahle, Professor Julie Neraas, Rev. Mary Kay Sauter, Dr. Deanna Thompson.

5:30-6:30 pm, Reception, hosted by Hamline Spirituality Scholars. Light refreshments served.

7 pm–9 pm, 2017 Mahle Lecture in Progressive Christian Thought

Dr. Shelly Rambo, Boston University School of Theology, “Resurrection in the Afterlife of Trauma: Making Sense of the Wounds that Mark Us.” March 7th, 7 PM, Sundin Hall, Hamline University (1531 Hewitt Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104). Free parking in Drew Hall lot, east of Sundin.

Cover artwork Image: Richard Bresnahan, “Nebula Platter”, from Body of Clay, Soul of Fire: Richard Bresnahan and the Pottery of St. John’s Pottery (MN: Afton Historical Society Press, 2001)

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