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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                                        Conference | Speakers


Schedule

Friday evening - 6:00-8:30pm, Discipleship Center

  1. 4-6pm: Registration

  2. 6:00-7:15pm: Welcome & Opening worship

    1. Sermon by Isaac Villegas

  3. 7:15-7:30pm: Break

  4. 7:30-8:30pm - Session I: (C/c)atholicity in the Empire

    1. 7:30-8:00pm - Lecture: Chris Haw

    2. 8:00-8:15pm - Response: Peter Dula

    3. 8:15-8:30pm - Q&A

  5. 8:30pm-??: #Occupy Empire after hours


Saturday morning - 8:30-11:30am, Discipleship Center

  1. 8:30-9:00am - Gathering/Devotional

  2. 9:00-10:00am - Session II: Race in the Empire

    1. 9:00-9:30am - Lecture: Nekeisha Alexis-Baker

    2. 9:30-9:45pm - Response: Carl Stauffer

    3. 9:45-10:00am - Q&A

  3. 10:00-10:15am - Break

  4. 10:15-11:45am - Session III - Alternatives to Empire

    1. 10:15-10:35am - Lecture: Bethany Tobin

    2. 10:35-10:55am - Lecture: Paulette Moore

    3. 10:55-11:15am - Lecture: JR Rozko

    4. 11:15-11:45am - Table discussions and Q&A


Lunch - 11:45am-1:00pm (meal provided)


Saturday afternoon - 1:00-5:00pm, Discipleship Center

  1. 1:00-2:00pm - Session IV - Anabaptist Witness in the Empire, Part 1

    1. 1:00-1:30pm - Lecture: Janna Hunter-Bowman

    2. 1:30-1:45pm - Response: Mark Thiessen Nation

    3. 1:45-2:00pm - Q&A

  2. 2:00-2:15pm - Break

  3. 2:15-3:45pm - Session V - Anabaptist Witness in the Empire, Part 2

    1. 2:15-2:35pm - Lecture: David Stutzman & Matthew Krabill

    2. 2:35-2:55pm - Lecture: Josh Brockway

    3. 2:55-3:15pm - Lecture: Nathan Hershberger

    4. 3:15-3:45pm - Table discussions and Q&A

  4. 3:45-4:00pm - Break

  5. 4:00-5:00pm - Closing worship

 

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