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Bethel University Conference on Reconciliation and Sociology

November 30, 2012

The Future of Reconciliation
February 22-23, 2013 • Preconference Events: February 21-22, 2013
Sponsored by: The Moberg Lectureship on Christianity and Sociology;
Bethel University Department of Anthropology, Sociology, and Reconciliation
Studies; and Bethel University Office of Diversity

In focusing on the theme “The Future of Reconciliation,” we aim to address what are the unique challenges and opportunities facing reconciliation practices in the decades ahead, especially as the United States and the world continue to experience greater demographic diversity. Although the central focus of the conference is on sociology, we encourage participation from a wide range of practices and disciplines. The fifth of a five-year series of conferences exploring sociological insights on reconciliation, this conference encourages participants to define “reconciliation” broadly—to include issues of religion, disability, gender, race and ethnicity, sexuality, and class. Participants will address how Christian sociologists envision the New Testament teachings on reconciliation and help apply them in the 21st century.

Call for Papers: Papers on reconciliation and related issues are sought. Student papers undergraduate and graduate) are welcome. Conference presentations will include respondents to papers and opportunity for discussion.

Abstracts of papers are due by November 30, 2012; final versions
of completed papers are due January 30, 2013. Inquiries should
be sent to:
Curtiss DeYoung, Ed.D.
Department of Anthropology, Sociology,
and Reconciliation Studies
Bethel University, 3900 Bethel Drive, St. Paul, MN 55112

Visit http://bethel.edu/news-events/events/moberg for details on
registration, registration fees, and accommodations.