Life: ATL & BEYOND


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February

FEB 16 - 18 | PROPHETIC IMAGINATION IN THE 21st CENTURY with Walter Brueggemann | Trinity Presbyterian Church | Walter Brueggemann is professor emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary and one of the most prolific and influential Bible interpreters of our time. He originally published his seminal book The Prophetic Imagination in 1978 and argued that the prophets of the Old Testament and Jesus of Nazareth were poets, speaking a new world into being, and we are called to do the same. How has his vision changed over the last 40 years? Are there still prophets among us? What is the prophet’s vision for our world today? Can anyone have prophetic imagination? We’ll explore these questions and more! Events are free. RSVP here.

FEB 17 | 8:30 - 6:00 | SPRING 2018 SYMPOSIUM: RELIGIOUS AND SCIENTIFIC PERSPECTIVES ON THE FUTURE OF LIFE | Emory University’s Cannon Chapel (Free Parking) | This gathering aims to generate a multifaith discussion among scholars, clergy, community leaders, and students about science, spirituality, and the future of life on earth and elsewhere. Speakers will address this theme from diverse disciplinary perspectives, including cognitive science, religious studies, ecology, ecotheology, ethics, and astrobiology. The event will begin with a keynote address by Dr. Arri Eisen, of Emory University, entitled, “What Happens When You Mix Monks, Nuns, and Scientists? The Emory-Tibet Science Initiative.” This will be followed by three panel sessions: (1) Life of the Mind-Body-Spirit, (2) Life Here on Earth, and (3) Life in the Cosmos. A special lunch round table will be led by William P. Brown of Columbia Theological Seminary on science, seminaries, and theological education. A short reception will follow the final session. Learn More and Register Here by February 6.

FEB 19 | 7:00 PM | RACIST SPEECH IN PUBLIC PLACES: A Case for Regulation - AGNES SCOTT ETHICS LECTURE SERIES | Letitia Pate Evans Hall, Rooms ABC | In this talk, Mary Kate McGowan, Professor of Philosophy, Wellesley College, argues that, even within the strict speech protections of the U.S. context, a compelling case can be made for the regulation of some racist speech in public spaces. Learn More

FEB 25 | 5:00 PM | THEOED TALKS | First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta | Leading thinkers in the church, the academy, and the non-profit world giving the talk of their lives in 20 minutes or less.  The speakers for the Winter 2018 series are: Shane Claiborne, Dr. Lauren F. Winner (Duke), and Dr. Paul Wallace (Agnes Scott). Tickets are $15 general admission and FREE for students. Learn More

April

APRIL 13-14 | STUDENT LEADERSHIP DIVERSITY CONVENTION | 2 Day seminar presented by the National Student Leadership Diversity Convention. Learn how to address critical topics of diversity and social justice challenging our campuses today. Learn More