FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Talking Politics During Turbulent Times Online Conference
The Center for Lifelong Learning announces sponsors and workshops for Talking Politics During Turbulent Times Online Conference.
Decatur, GA— Register now for Talking Politics During Turbulent Times hosted by the Center for Lifelong Learning at Columbia Theological Seminary on September 25-October 9, 2020.
This event is designed for persons of faith who want to learn how to deal with public political issues as a church body during the 2020 national elections. It includes panel discussions, interviews and a wide range of workshops.
The conference is co-sponsored by Faith in Public Life, Georgia Interfaith Power and Light, Presbyterians for a Better Georgia, The Presbytery of Greater Atlanta and the Presbyterian Mission Agency Office of Public Witness of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A.
Conference registration is $30. Complete details and registration information is accessible at this link.
The current list of workshops and speakers includes:
- Preaching on Political Issues with Jake Myers, Assistant Prof. of Homiletics at Columbia Theological Seminary
- Shaping Liturgies for Momentous Political Times with Khalia Williams, Assistant Dean of Worship and Music and Assistant Professor in the Practice of Worship at Candler School of Theology
- Community Organizing 101 with Mark Douglas, Professor of Christian Ethics at Columbia Theological Seminary
- Advocacy Training 101 with Jimmie Hawkins, Director of the Office of Public Witness for the Presbyterian Church U.S.A
- Influencing Legislators During a Pandemic with Graham Younger, Director of Faith in Public Life, Georgia
- The Gospel is Political: Meeting Youth at the Intersection of Theology and Politics with Sarah Leer, Director of Youth and Their Families at First Presbyterian Church of Dallas, Texas.
- What You Can and Can’t Say from the Pulpit with Elizabeth Appley, Attorney and Advocate for Presbyterians for a Better Georgia
- Old Testament Tests for Political Issues with Brennan Breed, Associate Professor of Old Testament, Columbia Theological Seminary
- Christian Freedom, Honest Patriotism and the Church with Chris Isosso, former coordinator of the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
- Communicating with Public Officials with Shelli Latham, Pastor of Druid Hills Presbyterian Church and Chair of Presbyterians for a Better Georgia
- Conflict Transformation Practices for the Church with Ellen Ott Marshall, Associate Professor of Christian Ethics and Conflict Transformation, Candler School of Theology
- New Testament Texts for Political Issues with Martha Moore-Keish, J.B. Green Professor of Theology and Raj Nadella, Samuel A. Cartledge Associate Professor of New Testament, Columbia Theological Seminary
- Voting and Faith Communities with Shavonne D. Williams, Georgia Organizing Ambassador, Faith in Public Life
- Pastoral Care for Political Traumas, with Jihyun Oh, Director of Mid Council Ministries and Associated Stated Clerk for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and Brady Radford, pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church (Decatur) and a licensed professional counselor at the Lovewell Collective.
For a full list of classes offered by the Center for Lifelong Learning, visit www.ctsnet.edu/lifelong-courses-and-events .
Director of the Center for Lifelong Learning