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Embrace Conference 2023

November 7-8, 2023

November 7-8, 2023

Keynote – Dr. John Inazu, co-author of Uncommon Ground with Tim Keller

Theme: Mutuality and Racial Reconciliation

How do we work together in mutuality. What role do we each play in the efforts towards racial reconciliation? Although we enter this work from different stories and lived experiences, how do we join together in mutuality?

The Embrace Conference focuses on engaging racial reconciliation through a Wesleyan Theological understanding. Each year we discuss how we can participate in creating hospitality, mutuality, redemptive social action, and grace-filled reconciliation. This year we are hosting, Dr. John Inazu co-author of Uncommon Ground with Timothy Keller. The conference will take place November 7-8, the sessions are listed below. Please register to attend the conference at the link below and join us November 7-8. We look forward to your participation.

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Conference Schedule

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

9 a.m.Faculty & Staff Session
Kinlaw Board Room
10:45 a.m.Student Session
Rader Student Center Kenyon Room (Map Side)
4 p.m.Opening Session
Shaw CLC Auditorium
Moderated conversation on Uncommon Ground w/Dr. Daniel Strait. Open to all students, faculty, staff and community members.
7 p.m.Evening Session
Shaw CLC Auditorium
Moderated conversation w/Dr. Steve Clements. Open to all students, faculty, staff and community members.

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

10 a.m.Chapel
Hughes Auditorium
NoonChapel Talkback
Dougherty Dining Room

Keynote Speaker

Dr. John Inazu is the Sally D. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Law and Religion at Washington University in St. Louis. He teaches criminal law, law and religion, and various First Amendment seminars. His scholarship focuses on the First Amendment freedoms of speech, assembly, and religion, and related questions of legal and political theory. He is the author of Liberty’s Refuge: The Forgotten Freedom of Assembly (Yale University Press, 2012) and Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving Through Deep Difference (University of Chicago Press, 2016), and co-editor (with Tim Keller) of Uncommon Ground: Living Faithfully in a World of Difference (Thomas Nelson, 2020). His next book, Learning to Disagree: The Surprising Path to Navigating Differences with Empathy and Respect, will be published by Zondervan in Spring 2024.

Inazu holds a B.S.E. and J.D. from Duke University and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He clerked for Judge Roger L. Wollman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and served for four years as an associate general counsel with the Department of the Air Force at the Pentagon.

His weekly newsletter, *Some Assembly Required, can be found at https://johninazu.substack.com/.