In recent years, much of the dialogue in our culture about important issues has become increasingly polarized and hostile. Voices of compromise and moderation are lost as differing visions of justice and freedom war loudly with each other.
While this is not surprising given the gravity of the issues, it is important that our conversations in the public square be productive, honest, and hospitable if our society and democracy are to remain strong.
This is the challenge for us today – As people of faith, how do we protect the values we hold dear with honesty and integrity and yet demonstrate charity, love, and respect for those with whom we disagree?
We invite you to join us as we explore these important questions with inspiring speakers, scholars, pastors, and performing artists.
Don’t miss this unique experience of faith, reason, and imagination in the company of friends!
Event: C.S. Lewis Summer Conference
Theme: “Faith, Freedom, & the Public Square”
Dates: Friday, July 8 – Sunday, July 10, 2016
Location: Hotel UMass on the campus of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Confirmed speakers & artists: Mary Poplin, Nicholas Wolterstorff, Junius Johnson, Malcolm Guite, Paul Vitz, and others to be announced.
Please see the pages listed on the menu bar above for more details.