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Convocation 2020

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GRATITUDE has become a phenomenon in popular culture and is written about in books ranging from self-help to the Harvard Business Review. Scholarly engagement has developed primarily in the psychological community, which has demonstrated the correlation between gratitude and improvement in personal health and the development of strong, healthy relationships. There is far less scholarship arising within the theological community. 


JOIN US and DIANA BUTLER BASS for a dialogue on GRATITUDE as a component of personal care, healthy relationships, and healing for our broken world


Join Us Online

No Cost

The United Thank Offering (UTO) and Bexley Seabury are moving The Theology of Gratitude Conference online in order to ensure the health and safety of all involved as well as to include more people in participating in the conference.

Or Join Us Later.

We will also record the main sessions and have those available to watch later for those who cannot attend the live webinar conference. Those videos will be available here.



  • 9:15 a.m.— Keynote Presentation
  • 10:15 a.m.—Scholars' Presentations Begin
  • 11:45 a.m.—Break Out Discussion Groups
  • 12:15 p.m.—Lunch Break
  • 1:00 p.m.—Scholars' Presentations Resume
  • 2:15 p.m.—Break Out Discussion Groups
  • 2:45 p.m.—Response to Papers Micah Jackson
  • 3:15 p.m.—Closing Remarks
  • 4:00 p.m.—Concluding Prayers and Blessing

Bexley Seabury is a seminary of the Episcopal Church offering an innovative, non-residential theological education in a generous spiritual and intellectual tradition. We equip lay and ordained leaders for bold inquiry in service of the Gospel and active engagement in congregational and community life.