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The event in brief:

o A 24-hour conference beginning Friday evening and concluding Saturday afternoon

o Sessions will include inspiring worship and thought-provoking presentations

o Planned and primarily resourced by emerging scholars and church leaders

o Jointly sponsored by the Anabaptist Missional Project and the John Coffman Center of Eastern Mennonite Seminary

#Occupy Empire:

Anabaptism in God's Mission

A mini-conference on Christian witness in but not of the empire

Friday and Saturday, April 13-14, 2012            REGISTRATION CLOSED

Eastern Mennonite Seminary                             Cost: $25 / $15 students

Harrisonburg, Virginia                                       Schedule | Speakers

Keynote Speakers:



Anabaptism at its best has been a series of attempts both to live into God's in-breaking occupation and to faithfully occupy the empires of this fallen age, signaling the shalom to come. Anabaptists have gone about this work by imaginatively patterning their worship and witness after the New Testament communities of Jesus.

Come explore ways in which the Anabaptist tradition can help inspire faithful occupation in today's world. Interdisciplinary academic presentations will be infused with worship and testimonies to open our minds and spirits to where God is calling us into mission in the midst of empire.

Footwashing photo montage assembled from Close to Home & William Warby via Flickr.

Other speakers include: Peter Dula, Carl Stauffer, Mark Thiessen Nation, Paulette Moore, Bethany Tobin, JR Rozko, Nathan Hershberger, Dave Stutzman, Matthew Krabill and Joshua Brockway.

Isaac Villegas

Chris Haw