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Law, Policy, and Justice

Beloved Community: A Workshop

When: June 9, 2022, 1:45 pm - Thursday

Where: Ezell 241

Session 4

In the Christian context, the Beloved Community unfailingly points us toward Jesus’ vision of “the kingdom of God” where the first will be last and the last will be first and one dies to one’s self in order to live. This moral vision animated and fueled the Civil Rights Movement and, if recast and reimagined, has the potential to heal and bridge many of our nation’s growing racial, political, and cultural divides. The central question for this session is this—how can Christians, scholars and lay folk alike, join hands with others who may not think like us or look like us or worship like us, but who wish to work together to advance the Beloved Community? Following brief presentations by the panelists listed below, participants will explore creative ways of working together over the course of the coming year in the interest of advancing this vision, and will return to the CSC in June of 2023 to assess their work and find ways of advancing this vision further.

This is a small working group with limited enrollment and is now closed.


Richard Hughes, Lipscomb University, Convener

  • Catherine Meeks, Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing, Participant
  • Randall Balmer, Dartmouth College, Participant

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James Cone with conferee at the CSC in 2017

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Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), delivering the CSC plenary address.

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US Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith delivering the CSC plenary address

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David Brooks engaging conferees during breakfast at the CSC

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