We had a great weekend with Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock on February 10-12, 2012! Here are photos of the event. Make plans to join us next year (February 8-10, 2013)!
The Interfaith Scholar for 2012 will be Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock, Founding Director of Faith Voices for the Common Good, an organization dedicated to educating the public about the values and concerns of religious leaders and organizations.
She has worked with The New Press in New York as Senior Editor in Religion. During 2001-2002, she was a Fellow at the Harvard Divinity School Center for Values in Public Life. From 1997-2001, Dr. Brock directed the Fellowship Program at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, formerly called the Bunting Institute, and the seven years before she became an administrator, she held an endowed professorship at Hamline University.
Dr. Brock’s first book, Journeys By Heart: A Christology of Erotic Power won the Crossroads/Continuum Publishing Company award for the most outstanding manuscript in women’s studies in 1988. She is the co-author of Casting Stones: Prostitution and Liberation in Asia and the United States, which won the Catholic Press Award in Gender Studies in 1996, and the co-author of Proverbs of Ashes: Violence, Redemptive Suffering, and the Search for What Saves Us, published by Beacon Press in 2001. Her most recent collaboration with Rebecca Parker, Saving Paradise: How Christianity Traded Love of This World for Crucifixion and Empire, published by Beacon Press in 2008, has been named one of the best books of 2008 by Publisher’s Weekly, and was selected as a finalist for the American Academy of Religion book awards. In addition to publishing many essays, she was an editor and contributor to Guide to the Perplexing: A Survival Manual for Women in Religious Studies, Setting the Table: Women in Theological Conversation, and Off the Menu: Asian and North American Asian Women’s Religion and Theology.
Dr. Brock has lectured in Australia, New Zealand, England, Germany, Denmark, Hong Kong, Japan, the Philippines, and Canada, as well as throughout the United States and is a member of the U. S. group of the Ecumenical Association of Third World Theologians, the leading global organization of liberation theoloigans. Her work continues to interweave religious questions with issues of justice in the U.S. and international contexts. Dr. Brock is a an active member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
Dr. Brock’s topic for the Interfaith Scholar Weekend will be: “Saving Paradise in This World”. Mark your calendar and join us February 10-12, 2012!
The weekend’s events will include:
- Friday evening worship and keynote
- Saturday morning keynote
- Lunch together (kosher, halal & vegan)
- Saturday afternoon keynote
- Sunday morning keynote