2014 C.S. Lewis Summer Conference, July 21-31, 2014, Oxford & Cambridge, England
Afternoon Seminars & Workshops
OX-06 Cultural Engagement & Flourishing: Case Studies of Creative Leaders
For all of the talk surrounding the need for Christian “cultural engagement” and “reclaiming the virtues,” there remain questions as to what that means, how it happens, and why it matters. In “Cultural Engagement and Flourishing,” we will discuss the possibilities for cultural renewal and human flourishing by examining the examples of two very different Christian leaders who changed their own society, and what we can learn from their examples, ideas, and relationships. The life, work, and thought of William Wilberforce and G.K. Chesterton will be used as catalysts for considering how to reclaim virtue and promote flourishing in our own time.
Cherie Harder – President of the Trinity Forum. Her writing has appeared in Policy Review, the Harvard Political View, and others. She previously served in the White House as Special Assistant to the President and Director of Policy and Projects for First Lady Laura Bush. She serves on the boards of Gordon College and Faith and Law, on the Leadership Council of Convergence, on the advisory board of the National Civic Art Society, and on the National Museum of American Religion.