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Confession and Repentance: Responding to Christian Calls for Racial Justice and a Beloved Community in the American Church and Academy: Roundtable

When: June 9, 2022, 3:30 pm - Thursday

Where: Ezell 357

Session 5

Session Abstract

In this roundtable session, participants will respond to and advance the ideas raised in the previous generative session, Confession and Repentance: Understanding Christian Calls for Racial Justice and a Beloved Community in the American Church and Academy. The scholars in conversation will apply calls for racial justice in context, identify present dangers of racism and injustice and frame possibilities for justice and reconciliation in churches and universities, and suggest creative paths of inquiry and action to advance justice and reconciliation in teaching, scholarship, and community.


Jeff Baker, Pepperdine University School of Law, Convener

  • Leslie Patrice Culver, University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, Participant
  • George Walters-Sleyon, Emory University Center for Study of Law and Religion, Participant
  • Damon Horton, California Baptist University, Participant
  • Brandon Paradise, Rutgers Law School, Participant
  • Jerome Dees, Faulkner University, Jones School of Law, Participant
  • Jennifer Lee Koh, Pepperdine University, Nootbar Institute of Law, Religion & Ethics, Participant

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