Hope in the Midst of Communal Suffering

Date(s) - 09/23/2016
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

University Christian Church

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Finding Hope in the Midst of Communal Suffering
September 23, 2016
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (with lunch)
University Christian Church

How does one respond with care and hope when tragedy or disturbing events strike a community at large? Join Dr. Keri Day and Dr. Barbara McClure in delving into real life case studies that challenge one’s ministerial practice in the face of communal suffering and the search for hope.  This workshop engages participants in the theological and pastoral care issues inherent in responding to difficult situations both in congregations and in the public arena.  The goal is for participants to work together in honing self-reflectively our pastoral and theological skills as we seek to minister hopefully to communities in the midst of suffering.

0K.DayKeri Day, Associate Professor of Theological and Social Ethics & Black Church Studies, focuses her research on how black religion addresses political and economic injustices, especially among poor women of the African diaspora. Her articles and essays have been published in a number of nationally regarded journals such as Princeton Theological Review Journal, Black Theology: An International Journal, and The Journal for the Society of Christian Ethics. She has published two books, Unfinished Business: Black Women, The Black Church, and the Struggle to Thrive in America (2012) and Religious Resistance to Neoliberalism: Womanist and Black Feminist Perspectives (2015).

Barbara McClureBarbara J. McClure, Associate Professor in Pastoral Theology and Practice, is interested primarily in the meaning of and means toward human flourishing.  She has pursued this question in a variety of contexts including institutions of work, worship and learning, as well as within the context of a counseling practice.  Prior to joining the Brite faculty, McClure taught at Vanderbilt University Divinity School.  She has written two books: Moving Beyond Individualism in Pastoral Theology, Care and Counseling: Reflections on Theory, Theology and Practice (2010) and Emotions and the Flourishing Life (Forthcoming, 2017).


Registration options:
$45 – Registration (includes a box lunch)
$10 – Brite students