The Challenges of Change for Christian Leaders: Public and Personal Responsibility Primary

University United Methodist Church | Asbury Hall
1120 S Harrison Rd | East Lansing, MI 48823

April 23, 2016

Members of the Michigan Area Conference are invited to join Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary President Lallene J. Rector at a one-day event on April 23, 2016 at University United Methodist Church in East Lansing, Michigan. This will be a unique opportunity for students, alums, and conference members in Michigan to learn more about the seminary, interact with some of our students, and hear a presentation by President Rector on leadership and change.

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Racialized States and Popular Resistance: From Chicago to Jerusalem

April 14-16, 2016

On October 20, 2014 Laquan McDonald was murdered in the streets of Chicago by a Chicago police officer. On that same day several news outlets reported the murder of Baha Al Deen Samir Bader, a 12 year boy who was shot in the chest by Israel Defense Forces in Beit Liqya in the West Bank. In 2015, 303 African Americans were killed by American police officers and 178 Palestinians were killed by the Israeli Defense Forces. Day by day the number of the dead increases. This conference has been planned in response to these deaths as well as the increased and continued use of militarized force against civilian Black populations in the U.S. and against Palestinians in Israel, the occupied Palestinian territories, and the U.S. In the face of the violence of such racialized states what are some strategies of “popular resistance?” What does justice require of us?

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Cátedra Paulo Freire: Critical Pedagogy as an Act of Faith, Love and Courage 

April 7-8, 2016

The Hispanic-Latino Center at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary has created a cathedra using the Spanish-Portuguese word, Cátedra, naming it Cátedra Paulo Freire in recognition of the invaluable contribution that Freire has imparted not only to the field of education, but to the theological field as well. The Cátedra will be inaugurated on April 8, 2016 by Ana Maria Araújo Freire, widow of Paulo Freire. Her keynote address is titled, “Critical Pedagogy as an Act of Faith, Love and Courage”

You can learn more about the Cátedra and register atátedra.