Save the Date: 2017 Chicago Convocation April 26, 2017
Accepting the Challenge of “Bending Toward Justice”
JOIN US Wednesday, April 26, when the Bexley Seabury community will assemble to recommit to praying and acting for justice. Our 2017 Chicago Convocation, “Bending Toward Justice,” will gather students, alums, supporters, faculty, and staff for worship, teaching-learning, and fellowship at St. James Commons, 65 E. Huron, Chicago, home to the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago. REGISTER HERE
We are pleased to welcome three compelling guest faculty members who promise to challenge and inspire us.
Former Washington, D.C. police captain and now an Episcopal priest, the Rev. Dr. Gayle Fisher-Stewart founded the Center for the Study of Faith in Justice in response to the police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. The center studies the intersection of faith and justice in society and provides concrete steps to help churches live into the mission of Jesus. Fisher-Stewart is associate rector of Calvary Episcopal Church in Washington, DC.
Bexley Hall alumnus the Rev. Canon John Floberg is supervising priest for three Episcopal congregations at Standing Rock Sioux Nation and canon missioner for the Diocese of North Dakota. Leader of the Episcopal Church’s support to water protectors at Standing Rock, Floberg organized a national call to serve that drew more than 500 interfaith clergy and lay ministers to Standing Rock in November 2016. Floberg serves on the 21-member Executive Council of the Episcopal Church.
Kenji Kuramitsu is a writer and Master of Divinity student at Chicago’s McCormick Theological Seminary. A child of two police officers, he co-created the popular Theology of Ferguson and #StayWokeAdvent anthologies, and recently authored a booklet of “uncommon prayers” dedicated to the movement for black lives. Kenji serves on the national board of directors of the Japanese American Citizens League and the Reformation Project,which furthers LGBTQ inclusion in the church.
Please join us for the day and invite interested colleagues:
- 2 PM President’s Forum
- 3 PM Panel: Gayle Fisher-Stewart, John Floberg, Kenji Kuramitsu
- 4 PM Keynote: Gayle Fisher-Stewart
- 5:30 PM Evensong in St. James Cathedral
- Reception with Refreshments immediately following Evensong