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June 17-20, 2019 12th ANNUAL THEOLOGY & PEACE CONFERENCE “Engaged Mimetic Theory:  Beloved Community as the Way from Scapegoating to Ubuntu” Nashville, Tennessee Stay tuned for our forthcoming list of speakers! Mimetic Theory, as articulated by René Girard, offers profound insight … Continue reading

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Report on the 2017 Theology & Peace Conference: Embracing We-Centricity

Article featured in the COV&R Bulletin (Now available with free and open online access!) I’m not okay. When you ask me in passing how I am, I may answer ‘fine’… We all answer with the same line, ‘I’m fine. How … Continue reading

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Can theology lead to a more peaceful world?

Susan Wright, president of the Theology & Peace board, was interviewed by Adam Ericksen of  the Raven Foundation: A Discussion of the Upcoming Theology & Peace Conference: “Embracing We-centricity: Practices to Nurture the Common Good,” May 22-25 in Chicago. Below are the responses Susan wrote in … Continue reading

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Bill Fried’s Powerful Reflection on the 2016 Theology & Peace Conference: People & Policing

I attended the Chicago Theology and Peace Conference prepared to videotape people of faith on criminal justice and drug policy. Having never even heard of René Girard, I was not prepared for the remarkable extent to which his mimetic theory … Continue reading

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ANNOUNCING OUR 10th ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE!

Embracing WE-CENTRICITY: PRACTICES that NURTURE the COMMON GOOD. How do we TRANSCEND political rivalry and polarizing rhetoric? Join us as we EXPLORE SPIRITUAL PRACTICES that HEAL division and distrust. MAY 22-25, 2017 TECHNY TOWERS, CHICAGO …every time we relate to other people, we automatically inhabit a … Continue reading

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