Fall 2004 | Greenwich Leadership Forum (GLF). This series of morning learning and discussion events for executives in Greenwich, Connecticut, completed a second successful season with six sessions on integrating faith and work.
December 9, 2004 | Ethics and Leadership: Today’s State of the World. David Miller participated on a panel on “Ethics and Leadership: Today’s State of the World” at the 12th Annual Investor-Advisor Dialogue in New York sponsored by the Institute for Private Investors.
November 30, 2004 | Theology Live: Stanley Hauerwas. Stanley Hauerwas, Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke Divinity School, gave a lecture and participated in discussions for the inaugural Theology Live event.
November 13, 2004 | Integrating Faith and Work. David Miller and Bill Pollard conducted a weekend seminar for businesspeople on “Integrating Faith and Work” at Germantown Presbyterian Church in Memphis, Tennessee.
November 11, 2004 | Faith and Ethics in the Workplace. David Miller gave a presentation on “Faith and Ethics in the Workplace” at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Greenwich, Connecticut, as part of their new midweek evening outreach to the business community.
November 5–7, 2004 | Lutheran Student Movement of New England Fall Retreat. Chris Scharen participated as a retreat leader, focusing on the topic “The Cross as a Way of Life: Theology of the Cross and Contemporary Culture.”
November 5, 2004 | Integrating Faith and Work in a Secular Arena. David Miller gave a presentation on “Integrating Faith and Work in a Secular Arena” to a men’s group in Larchmont, New York.
October 28–30, 2004 | Faith as a Way of Life National Working Group. The 24 pastors, laypersons, and academic theologians of the Faith as a Way of Life project’s National Working Group met for the third time in New Haven.
October 22, 2004 | Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work. Speaker and consultant Martin Rutte led a one-day inspirational session at the New Haven Lawn Club as part of the series “Spirit at Work,” co-sponsored by YCFC and Yale’s Organizational Development & Learning Center.
October 20, 2004 | Faith and Sustainable Development. David Miller gave a paper and led a discussion at the 4th US Senior Executives’ Seminar sponsored by HRH The Prince of Wales’s Business & the Environment Programme. David’s presentations explored the relevance of faith and culture to the challenge of sustainable development and the significance of personal ethics, values, and faith to people committed to leading their organizations toward sustainability.
October 18–19, 2004 | Leaders Offline. YCFC presented this jointly sponsored invitational event for CEOs, hosted by three leading CEOs in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area and facilitated by David Miller. The group looked at live business dilemmas and drew on business experience and biblical wisdom to help resolve them.
October 7–9, 2004 | Lilly Practical Theology Seminar. Chris Scharen was a presenter and participant at this gathering in Indianapolis, Indiana, sponsored by the Lilly Endowment.
October 5, 2004 | Memory, Salvation and Perdition: Memory of Suffering and Reduction of Violence. Miroslav Volf delivered this lecture as part of Georgetown University’s Pacem in Terris lecture series, which commemorates the 40th anniversary of the papal encyclical Pacem in Terris. The series examines issues and prospects in the global imperative for peace.
October 4, 2004 | Seeking Mastery of Foolishness: A Personal Recollection of Ministerial Formation. Chris Scharen gave this lecture in the ongoing Liturgy Symposium sponsored by the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale Divinity School.
September 28, 2004 | Clergy Discussion on Faith and Work. David Miller gave a brief presentation, followed by a Q&A discussion, on the topic of integrating faith and work at Yale Divinity School for local New Haven area clergy.
September 28, 2004 | The Art of the Impossible: Business as Morality in Practice. Carl A. Anderson, Supreme Knight of the international Catholic fraternal society The Knights of Columbus, addressed the need for a greater commitment to ethics in the conduct of business, suggesting that it is possible not only to conduct business from a moral standpoint, but also to do so profitably. The lecture was given at the Saint Thomas More Chapel in New Haven, Connecticut.
September 23–24, 2004 | Faith as a Way of Life grant finalists workshop. The finalists for grants to be given by the Faith as a Way of Life project for renewal in theological education gathered in New Haven with Drs. Thomas Schatthauer and James Neiman of Wartburg Seminary.
September 16–17, 2004 | A Crisis of Trust? Trust in a Culture of Suspicion and Spin. The inaugural Sarah Smith Memorial Conference on Moral Leadership at Yale Divinity School focused on the topic of trust.
June 16–18, 2004 | Confronting the Corporate Culture of Moral Indifference. David Miller gave a three-part lecture series at the annual Conference for Rectors of Large Episcopalian Churches at Christ Church Greenwich in Greenwich, Connecticut.
June 11–13, 2004 | The Children of Abraham and the Art of Peacemaking. Miroslav Volf spoke at a conference on “The Children of Abraham and the Art of Peacemaking,” organized by Christians, Muslims, and Jews seeking to work together for peace and held at the American Cathedral in Paris.
June 10–13, 2004 | Reconciliation and Memory. Miroslav Volf gave a plenary address, “Reconciliation and Memory,” at the 59th annual convention of the Catholic Theological Society of America in Reston, VA.
June 7–11, 2004 | Ministering to Those Called to the Marketplace. David Miller led a course on “Ministering to Those Called to the Marketplace” as part of Yale Divinity School’s Summer Term 2004.
May 27, 2004 | Ethics and Spirituality in Business. The Excellence in Leadership Group in Osh Kosh, Wisconsin, had David Miller give its fifth annual luncheon address on “Ethics and Spirituality in Business.”
May 23–26, 2004 | Forgiveness and its Dimensions. Miroslav Volf spoke at an international conference on “Forgiveness and its Dimensions’ in the Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox, and Jewish traditions at the Tantur Ecumenical Institute for Theological Studies in Jerusalem.
May 7, 2004 | Greenwich Executive Breakfast Series on “Faith and Ethics in the Workplace” David Miller gave a presentation to the Greenwich (Connecticut) Executive Breakfast Series entitled “It’s a Fine Theory: Developing an Ethical Framework That Works,” the third in a series of three talks on “Faith and Ethics in the Workplace.”
May 6–7, 2004 | Theology of Hope 40 Years Later. With a paper entitled “Hope Against Hope,” Miroslav Volf participated in a conference celebrating the impact over four decades of the first major work by Jürgen Moltmann, Theology of Hope. The conference was held at the Candler School of Theology of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
May 5, 2004 | Spirit at Work Discussion Group. Following up on David Whyte’s March presentations at Yale on “Spirit at Work,” David Miller facilitated an informal opportunity for members of the Yale community to share their thoughts, visions, or questions about spirituality at work. The discussion was co-sponsored by YCFC and the Yale WorkLife program.
April 30–May 2, 2004 | Executive Leadership Forum. David Miller served on the faculty of the Billy Graham Executive Leadership Forum at the Billy Graham Training Center near Asheville, North Carolina, an invitation-only attended by CEOs from across the country.
April 29, 2004 | Yoder Dialogue. Miroslav Volf was featured in a dialogue honoring the memory of John Howard Yoder at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies of the University of Notre Dame.
April 29–May 1, 2004 | Faith as a Way of Life National Working Group. The 24 pastors, laypersons, and academic theologians — repre-senting a variety of locations, traditions, and situations— of the Faith as a Way of Life project’s National Working Group met for the second time in New Haven for discussion of how and why faith is often not a way of life — when people live according to orienting powers other than Christian faith.
April 16–18, 2004 | Ministry in Daily Life. David Miller attended a board meeting and Annual Consultation of the Coalition for Ministry in Daily Life, a network of persons and organizations to “help Christians discern their ministry and be affirmed, equipped, supported and empow-ered to minister.”
April 15, 2004 | The Role of the Holy Spirit from 9 to 5. Miroslav Volf gave a lecture on “Theology and Vocation: The Role of the Holy Spirit from 9 to 5” at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, followed by a panel discussion with Paul Lim, Gary Parrett, and Sean McDonough of the Gordon-Conwell faculty.
April 13–14, 2004 | The High Calling of Our Daily Lives. David Miller attended an Advisory Council meeting for TheHighCalling.org, a program of the H. E. Butt Foundation that “seeks to connect people with the faith that undergirds and sustains all that we do.”
April 2, 2004 | Greenwich Executive Breakfast Series on “Faith and Ethics in the Workplace” David Miller gave a presentation to the Greenwich (Connecticut) Executive Breakfast Series entitled “It’s a Dog’s World: Being Ethical in a Not-So-Ethical World,” the second in a series of three talks on “Faith and Ethics in the Workplace.”
April 1 and 8, 2004 | Christian Ethics in the Workplace. David Miller led a two-part conference call with IBM managers on “Christian Ethics in the Workplace,” exploring the ethical teachings of the Christian faith as they pertain to the marketplace and the corporate world.
March 30–April 1, 2004 | Muslims and Christians Building Bridges. Miroslav Volf delivered a paper entitled “Scriptures in Dialogue?” at the third Building Bridges seminar, a meeting of Muslim and Christian scholars convened by Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.
March 30, 2004 | Reversing Hate. Miroslav Volf gave a presentation on “Reversing Hate” as part of “Bridge Building: Clergy as Designers of Reconciliation,” a Ministry Professional Growth Seminar transmitted live by satellite to pastors worldwide.
March 17–19, 2004 | Faith, Profit, and Decision Making. David Miller responded to Leland Ryken at the spring conference on “Faith, Profit, and Decision Making: Christians in the Corporation” hosted by Wheaton College’s Center for Applied Christian Ethics.
March 5, 2004 | Spirit at Work. Poet, author, and organizational development expert David Whyte spoke at Yale as part of the series “Spirit at Work,” leading two workshops: “Finding the Soul in the Workplace” and “Courage and Conversation for a New Workplace.”
March 5, 2004 | Greenwich Executive Breakfast Series on “Faith and Ethics in the Workplace” David Miller gave a presentation to the Greenwich (Connecticut) Executive Breakfast Series entitled “If I Were King: Closing the Gap Between Personal and Marketplace Ethics,” the first in a series of three talks on “Faith and Ethics in the Workplace.”
February 26–27, 2004 | Christian Faith and Contemporary Pluralism. Miroslav Volf gave the three 2003–2004 Theological Lectures at the Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary on the topic “The Light Shines in the Darkness: Christian Faith and the Varieties of Contemporary Pluralism.”
February 26, 2004 | Evolution and Human Ethics. John Hare, Noah Porter Professor of Philosophical Theology at Yale Divinity School and a member of the Center’s Advisory Board, gave a lecture on ”Prospects for an Evolutionary Account of the Origin of Human Ethics” at the Divinity School. The event was sponsored by the Religious Issues in Bioethics Working Group, an initiative of the Yale Interdisciplinary Bioethics Project, coordinated by the YDS Initiative in Religion, Science and Technology.
February 21, 2004 | Catholic Men’s Ministry. David Miller gave a keynote presentation on “Man in the World” at the eighth Annual Conference of the Catholic Men’s Ministry of Oklahoma.
February 20, 2004 | Faith and Work: Can It Really Be Done? David Miller gave a talk entitled “Integrating Faith and Work: Can It Really Be Done?” to a group of business leaders in Kansas City.
February 18, 2004 | Faith and Work in the Legal Profession. David Miller gave a presentation on “Integrating Faith and Work in the Legal Profession” to the Yale Law School Christian Fellowship.
February 17, 2004 | Religion and Our World in Crisis. Miroslav Volf was interviewed on the topic “Religion and Our World in Crisis: Christianity and Violence” by Krista Tippett, host of the radio show “Speaking of Faith” on Minnesota Public Radio. The interview was taped at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC.
February 11, 2004 | How the Church Can Help Businesspeople. David Miller gave a presentation on “How the Church Can Help Its Businesspeople Integrate Faith and Work” before the cabinet of the New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.
February 6, 2004 | War, Violence, and the Bible. A paper by Miroslav Volf was read at a conference on “War, Violence and the Bible” at Denver Seminary.