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“Who Are We?: Christian Nationalism, White Supremacy and Pathways of Liberation”

April 15, 2021, 11:15am-12:45pm
Livestream on hamline.edu/stream
The insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6th, 2021, opened the eyes of many people in our nation–and including the world–to the religious views, politics and aims of Christian Nationalism and its intersections with bigotry, violence and white supremacy.  To unpack and understand what happened against the larger movements of history, religious traditions and injustice, the following guests have been invited to share in a panel of conversation as Hamline University’s 2021 Mahle Panel in Progressive Christian Thought:
–The Very Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, Dean of the Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary, New York City, and Canon Theologian at the Washington National Cathedral; author of Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God.
–The Rev. Adam Lawrence Dyer, lead minister at First Parish in Cambridge Unitarian Universalist, Cambridge, Massachusetts; author of Love Beyond God: Meditations.
— Robert P. Jones, CEO and founder of Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), Washington D.C.; author of White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity.
— Katherine Stewart, investigative reporter covering religious liberty, politics, policy for the New York Times, NBC and The Washington Post; author of The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism.

Info Session for UU Wellspring Group

Join Rev. Sara Smalley for an informal information session on a Wellspring group for United’s UU seminarians, Wednesday, August 12 at 12:00 p.m. CST. Wellspring is a distinctly Unitarian Universalist spiritual deepening program. It’s a way to transform not only individuals and congregations, but the denomination as a whole. The info session is for anyone who wants to learn more about UU Wellspring in general or who might be interested in joining the United UU Wellspring group this fall.

4th Annual Challenging Islamophobia Conference

Topics addressed at this daylong forum, co-sponsored and hosted by Augsburg University, include: Islamophobia and the media, intersections of Islamophobia, anti-Semitism and white nationalism/supremacy, impacts of Islamophobia and hate, and Greater Minnesota and learning ways we can challenge Islamophobia in our society.

Breakout sessions will address challenges of Islamophobia-based bullying, responding to hate in Minnesota. This conference aims to inform and equip participants to effectively challenge Islamophobia in their personal lives and work settings.

Confirmed conference national speakers include:

Dr. Evelyn Alsultany: leading expert on the history of representations of Arabs and Muslims in the U.S. media and on forms of anti-Arab and anti-Muslim racism, coordinates student internships at Arab and Muslim American organizations.

Dr. Hatem Bazian: co-founder and professor of Islamic Law and Theology at Zaytuna College, and founder of the Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project at the Center for Race and Gender, University of California-Berkeley.

Dr. Todd Green: professor of religion, public scholar, and author on challenging Islamophobia and championing interfaith collaboration.

Dr. Erika Lee: Regents Professor, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Rudolph J. Vecoli Chair in Immigration History at the U of MN, 2018 Andrew Carnegie Fellow, author, “America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States”.

Last year’s Challenging Islamophobia conference drew over 350 attendees, including school administrators, government employees, corporate diversity and inclusion leaders, non-profit leaders and elected officials, students, and community activists. A box halal lunch is included with admission.

This year’s event, organized by CAIR-MN, is co-sponsored by Augsburg University Campus Ministry & Political Science Department, Macalester College, Iraqi-American Reconciliation Project, Japanese American Citizens League, and White Bear Universalist Unitarian Church. The Children’s Theater, among others. Other organizations, companies, or individuals interested in sponsorship packages please contact Patti at pwalsh@cair.com.

Augsburg University, a member of the Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities, has maintained a strong academic reputation defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies since 1869. A safe and welcoming campus in the heart of Minneapolis, Augsburg offers undergraduate and graduate degrees to nearly 3,500. diverse students.

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