December 4, 2006 | Faith as a Way of Life Program hosts Emerging Church Theologian Peter Rollins for a conversation with pastors, a book signing, and a public lecture, all in the Bushnell Seminar room, Yale Divinity School (Room S-104). Download flyer (pdf).
December 1, 2006 | Greenwich Leadership Forum
November 28, 2006 | Miroslav Volf speaks at Yale Law School. Following a presentation by two members of the Parents Circle, a joint Palestinian and Israeli peace organization, Miroslav Volf and Peter Salovey, dean of Yale College and professor of psychology, both spoke.
November 21, 2006 | Miroslav Volf at the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. where he responded to presentations on the theme of “The Death of Jesus in Pauline Soteriology” at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in Washington DC. Additional information.
November 20, 2006 | Miroslav Volf at the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. where he participated in a panel discssion of “Remembering European Conflicts Past: Interdisciplinary Reflections on Memory and the Challenge of Reconciliation.” Additional information.
November 19, 2006 | Miroslav Volf at the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. where he was a panelist for a special “Five Years of Building Bridges” forum on Christian-Muslim dialogue. Additional information.
November 16, 2006 | Rockland Development Council. David Miller gave the keynote address at the annual Philanthropy Day Breakfast hosted by the Rockland Development Council in Greenwich, Connecticut.
November 16, 2006 | Campbell University, Buies Creek, North Carolina. Chris Scharen was guest speaker for morning and evening university chapel services, speaking on his new book One Step Closer: Why U2 Matters to Those Seeking God.
November 14, 2006 | Warren Business Forum. David Miller will present the keynote address entitled, “The Faith-Friendly Workplace” at the annual Warren Business Forum at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Massachusetts. The mission of the Warren Business Forum is “to highlight the intersection of the Christian faith and the corporate community in which we live.”
November 10, 2006 | CanadianChristianity.com. Chris Scharen is interviewed by John Cody on his book One Step Closer: Why U2 Matters to Those Seeking God for a special feature on the work of U2 on website CanadianChristianity.Com.
November 9, 2006 | City Seminary, New York, NY. Chris Scharen gave a lecture on “Scripture and Mission in the Music of U2” for seminary students in an introduction to New Testament and Mission course.
November 9-11, 2006 | Workplace Chaplaincy Conference: The Basics and Beyond. This second annual conference on Workplace Chaplaincy builds on the success of the 2005 inaugural conference. This year’s conference is designed for businesspeople and HR professionals who have or are considering starting a workplace chaplaincy program, for workplace and other chaplains interested in developing their skills and broadening their horizons, and for faculty and students interested in chaplaincy research or as a vocational direction.
November 3, 2006 | Greenwich Leadership Forum
November 2–3, 2006 | Lilly Seminar on Practical Theology and Pastoral Ministry. Chris Scharen has participated in this seminar of leaders in the field of practical theology and they are now working together on various publications aimed at a reorientation and rejuvenation of practical theology as a way of doing theology for the sake of the faithful discipleship in the world. This two day meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana, continues this ongoing work.
October 26, 2006 | Greater New Haven Interfaith Council, New Haven, Connecticut. Chris Scharen spoke on the practice of gratitude in the Christian tradition at an interfaith gathering of clergy.
October 23, 2006 | New England Synod, ELCA Worchester, Massachusetts. Chris Scharen presented a lecture on Baptism and Living Faith for the Bishop’s Convocation, a gathering of Lutheran pastors from the New England States.
October 22, 2006 | Edina Community Lutheran Church, St. Paul, Minnesota. Chris Scharen presented to the adult forum on faith and popular music
October 20, 2006 | Miroslav Volf will be preaching at Trinity Church, New York, New York. Following the service, Miroslav Volf will be speaking at a parish meetingon stewardship. Service begins at 11.15 am. The church is located on Broadway at Wall Street. Additional information is available at www.trinitywallstreet.org.
October 19, 2006 | Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota. Chris Scharen gave the lecture, “Grace over Karma: U2 and Theology of the Cross” for an audience of students, faculty, and area pastors.
October 11–12, 2006 | Laing Lectures, Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia. A series of three lectures by Miroslav Volf (Wed 11 Oct at 7.30 pm, Thurs 12 Oct at 11.30 am, and Thurs 12 Oct at 7.30 pm). Each 45-minute lecture will be followed by a panel response hosted by Regent professor John Stackhouse. The lectures are titled, “Malfunctions of Faith: Idleness and Coerciveness,” “Faith that Makes a Difference,” and “Peacable Faith.” Additional information.
October 10, 2006 | “Emboding Care of Souls” Christian Scharen is lecturing at Kings College, London hosted by Pete Ward and the Centre for Theology, Religion, and Culture.
October 6, 2006 | Greenwich Leadership Forum
October 3-4, 2006 | Leaders Offline IV in St. Paul, Minnesota. David Miller and Ken Melrose, retired Chairman and CEO of Toro, Inc. will lead this invitation event for CEOs and business leaders in the Twin Cities. The goal of Leaders Offline events is to help apply biblical principles and theological insights to live case studies of ethical and business challenges facing today's corporate leaders.
September 21-22, 2006 | “Crumbs from the Table?” Third Annual Sarah Smith Conference. The third annual Sarah Smith Memorial Conference on Moral Leadership will be held at Yale Divinity School. Titled “Crumbs from the Table?” The Creation of Wealth and the Persistence of Poverty, the conference will feature international leaders from business, development, economics, and theology all focused on the question of why, and especially how, Christians can address questions of inequality and poverty.
September 15, 2006 | Greenwich Leadership Forum. Breaking the Three Taboos at Work: Best Practice or Career Suicide?
September 10-11, 2006 | Christ Church Cathedral, Nashville, Tennessee. Joseph Cumming and David Miller will visit Christ Church Cathedral in Nashville to help commemorate the 5th Anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Joseph Cumming, in his capacity as the Center’s director of the Reconciliation Program will give an open lecture and preach at the Sunday service in the Cathedral. David Miller will share some of his experiences as a chaplain at Ground Zero.
September 8, 2006 | “Truth and Reconciliation” at North Park University. Miroslav Volf will deliver a lecture on “Truth and Reconciliation” at North Park University.
September 7, 2006 | “Reconciliation: Truth, Solidarity and Dialogue in a Divided World.” Miroslav Volf will deliver the Killeen Chair Lecture at St. Norbert College in DePere WI. The theme of the 2006-2007 Killeen Chair program is “Reconciliation: Truth, Solidarity and Dialogue in a Divided World.”
August 15, 2006 | Academy of Management Symposium Presentation. David Miller and Professor Andre Delbecq of Santa Clara University will present a symposium paper on “Linking Christian Theology and Spirit at Work” at the 2006 Academy of Management Meeting in Atlanta, GA. For more information, click here.
July 20, 2006 | The HealthCare Chaplaincy’s Clinical Services Group. David Miller will give a presentation to New York City healthcare chaplains on “The Changing Role of Chaplains in Health Care.”
June 23-25, 2006 | Leaders Offline II in Fargo, North Dakota. David Miller and Howard Dahl, Chairman and CEO of Amity Technology will lead this invitation event for CEOs and business leaders from Fargo and neighboring business communities. It will be held at Pelican Lake, Minnesota. The goal of Leaders Offline events is to help apply biblical principles and theological insights to live case studies of ethical and business challenges facing today's corporate leaders.
June 13, 2006 | The Conference Board’s “Council on Diversity” David Miller gave a presentation and led a seminar on “The Growing Role of Faith in Corporate America” to the Conference Board’s “Council on Diversity,” a body comprised of executives who are leaders in corporate diversity programs. The meeting was held in Milwaukee at Northwestern Mutual’s office.
June 8-10, 2006 | “Public Religion: Religious Values and the Public Forum: an East-West Dialogue” Miroslav Volf will be participating in a conference on “Public Religion: Religious Values and the Public Forum: an East-West Dialogue” at the Centre for Sino-Christian Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University. He will also teach a “master class” for Christian Studies Junior Faculty in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Shanghai.
June 7, 2006 | 30th Annual Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner for the Greenwich Council Boy Scouts of America. David Miller gave the keynote dinner address entitled, “The Duty of an Eagle” at the Greenwich Council Boy Scouts of America annual Eagle Scout recognition dinner in Greenwich, Connecticut.
May 24-25, 2006 | Lilly Seminary on Practical Theology and Pastoral Ministry. Chris Scharen has participated in this seminar of leaders in the field of practical theology and they are now working together on various publications aimed at a reorientation and rejuvenation of practical theology as a way of doing theology for the sake of the faithful discipleship in the world. This two day meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana continues this ongoing work.
May 13, 2006 | U2, Faith, and Justice. Christian Scharen will be speaking at Lutheran Place Memorial Church, Washington, DC.
May 3-5, 2006 | Pulpit & Pew Forum on Excellence in Ministry. Chris Scharen has been invited to participate in this national gathering of leaders who are working to identify and explore attributes, challenges, and conditions of excellent ministry. The forum will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana.
April 27, 2006 | “The Faith-Friendly Workplace: A Heavenly Place to Work or a Hotbed of Discrimination?” at Littler Mendelson’s conference, The 2006 Executive Employer in Phoenix, Arizona. David Miller will present, along with EEOC, corporate, and legal experts on the issues and opportunities facing companies who embark on creating a faith-friendly environment.
April 27-29, 2006 | Faith as a Way of Life Project. The Faith as a Way of Life project’s National Working Group convenes in New York City focusing on the relation between faith and the arts. This will be their sixth and last meeting. The National Working Group— a mix of senior pastors, youth pastors, laity and theologians has been at work for three years seeking to understand and embody pastoral excellence understood as mediating faith as a life-integrating and life-transforming reality.
April 26, 2006 | “Next Generation Philanthropy” Miroslav Volf will be the keynote speaker for the 2006 North American Conference on Christian Philanthropy in Daytona Beach, Florida.
April 22, 2006 | “Preaching and Practicing Trinitarian Faith” Miroslav Volf will be the featured speaker at a Trinity Forum Academy “weekend away” at the Osprey Point Conference Center near St. Michaels, Maryland.
April 23, 2006 | “Faith and Pop Culture” Christian Scharen will preach and preside at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Old Saybrook, Connecticut, as well as speak during education hour.
April 23, 2006 | “Faith and Conflict” Miroslav Volf will speak at the 10:00 am adult forum at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, Washington, DC.
April 21-23, 2006 | “Serving God in the Workplace” Last spring our center hosted the 13th annual consultation of the Coalition of Ministry in Daily Life (CMDL) at the Yale Divinity School in New Haven, Connecticut. We are helping to sponsor this year’s 14th annual gathering that is being hosted by Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, California, on April 21-23. This CMDL gathering is one of the best ways to keep in touch with both veteran and new leaders in the Faith at Work movement. A great agenda awaits you, built around this year’s theme, “Serving God in the Workplace: People Making a Difference.” The Yale Center for Faith & Culture is a sponsoring partner of the coalition.
Saturday, April 15, 2006 | The 5th
annual Critical Islamic Reflections Conference at Yale:
“Contemporary Muslim Discourses on America: Perceptions
of Self and Other”
April 7-8, 2006 | Hartford Institute of Religious Research. Chris Scharen, recently been elected to a three-year term on the Advisory Council for the Hartford Institute, will attend the Spring Advisory Council meeting in Hartford, CT.
March 27-28, 2006 | Faith and the Public Church for Church Leaders. Chris Scharen is leading a retreat on faith and the public church for church leaders at Snowbird Lodge, Maine, Monday and Tuesday, March 27 and 28.
March 23-24, 2006 | Theocracy and Democracy in Islam and Christianity Conference. A conference aimed at exploring the stances Christians and Muslims take toward democratic and theocratic forms of government will be held at Yale Divinity School March 23-24, co-hosted by the Divinity School and The Yale Center for Faith and Culture. All parts of the conference are free and open to the public.
March 16-17, 2006 | Lilly Seminar on Practical Theology and Pastoral Ministry. Chris Scharen has participated in this seminar that has brought together leaders in the field of Practical Theology and they are now working together on various publications aimed at a reorientation and rejuvenation of practical theology as a way of doing theology for the sake of the faithful discipleship in the world. This two day meeting at the Abbey of St. John's, Collegeville, MN continues this ongoing work.
February 23, 2006 | Muhammad Cartoons: Blasphemy, Islam, and the Free Press. Joseph Cumming presented on a panel as part of the Yale Muslim Students' Association Islamic Awareness Week.
February 17-18, 2006 | The Inaugural 2006 Yale Christian Business Conference. Jointly led by the Yale Center for Faith and Culture and the Yale School of Management (“SOM”) Christian Fellowship Club, the conference will explore pressing issues of faith and ethics in the workplace drawing on Christian principles. Conference summary.
February 6-8, 2006 | Emergent Theological Conversation. Coordinators Tony Jones and Chris Scharen will facilitate a conversation between Miroslav Volf and 300+ innovative pastors and church leaders who are part of the emerging church movement. This event will be held at Yale Divinity School and co-sponsored with YCFC by Emergent, Zondervan Publishing, and Abingdon Press/Cokesbury Bookstores. See the Emergent site for details. Reflections from event (pdf).
February 1 | “God's Forgiveness and Ours” Miroslav Volf’s powerful keynote address, “God’s Forgiveness and Ours,” given at the Trinity Institute’s 2006 National Theological Conference “The Anatomy of Reconciliation,” is now available online in both text and streaming video formats.
January 30-February 1, 2006 | Trinity Institute National Conference. Miroslav Volf will be a featured speaker for “The Anatomy of Reconciliation: From Violence to Healing,” Trinity Institute’s 36th National Theological Conference. Trinity Institute is a continuing education program associated with Trinity Church in New York City.
January 26, 2006 | Theology Live series lecture. Renowned theologian and activist Ron Sider: “How Do We Empower the Poor? Reflections from my Life.” The lecture will take place at 12:30 pm, Niebuhr Lecture Hall, Yale Divinity School.
Thursday, January 26th, 4:00 pm | Dover internet radio show. David Miller to appear on “Responsible Investing,” hosted by Chris Wolfe.
January 17, 2006 | National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Program: The “Business of Faith” and “Faith in Business.” The Hartford Club, Tuesday january 17, 7am–9am. Full program (pdf).
January 15, 2006 | Christ Church, Park Avenue and 60th, Manhattan. Chris Scharen will be lead an adult education class on “Faith as a Way of Life: Connecting Worship and Everyday Life.”
January 6-8, 2006 | Society of Christian Ethics. Chris Scharen will be featured on a panel discussing “(De)forming the Body of Christ? Megachurch Worship and the Shape of Christian Living” at the 2006 meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics, this year meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. He will present a paper discussing preaching, worship, and social ethics at Gospel Tabernacle, a large African American megachurch in Atlanta, Georgia which he spent nearly a year studying.