Trinity Institute’s 42nd National Theological Conference, Radical Christian Life: Equipping Ourselves for Social Change, will be held December 7th - 9th, 2012.
Joan Chittister, OSB will return to Trinity Institute for a local and webcast conference that will offer tools for making the vital connection between contemplation and social action. She will be supported by workshop leaders including theologians, spiritual directors, and activists. Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM, author, teacher, and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation, will preach at the conference Eucharist.
Through plenary addresses, creative work sessions, and worship, this three-day conference we will explore questions such as:
- How can our Christian traditions of social justice and contemplation energize our communities as forces for positive change in the world around us?
- What practices help us to discern where we are called to engage?
- Where may we find sources of creativity and resilience within our tradition?
- How can we work in partnership with those of other faiths and no faith as we follow God’s call?
In the 21st century, people seek to cope and to create in a world that is shifting on its very foundations. Economic inequity threatens to tear us apart at the seams. The forces of globalization demand that we rethink what it means to be a community and where our mutual responsibilities lie. It is a time of classic crisis, forged of equal parts threat and opportunity.
The conference will be presented at Trinity Church, Broadway and Wall Street, New York, NY, with workshops next door at 74 Trinity Place. It will simultaneously be offered via webcast exclusively at Partner Sites.