2015 Compassionate Economics: Can It Go Viral?

8th Annual Conference • May 27-29, 2015 Techny Towers , Northbrook , IL (Chicago)

Jesus, Paul and James as Postmodern Economists: Can Their Vision Go Viral?

Brian is an author, activist, speaker and a leading figure in the emerging church movement. A former college English teacher and pastor, he is an ecumenical global networker among innovative Christian leaders. He helped form Cedar Ridge Community Church, a creative, nondenominational church in the Baltimore-Washington region, serving as pastor. His seminal books and work have been covered in Time (where he was listed as “one of American’s 25 most influential evangelicals”), Christianity Today, Christian Century, the Washington Post, Huffington Post, CNN.com, and many other print media.

Teaching Literature and Scripture in Prison

Andrew is professor of French at Loyola University Chicago and a member of the Anthropoetics editorial board. He is the author of Violence and Difference: Girard, Derrida, and Deconstruction (1992), as well as of numerous articles on Molière, Pascal, Racine, Montesquieu, Baudelaire, Flaubert, Fellini, and critical theory. From 1996 through 2006, he was editor in chief of Contagion: Journal of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture. He is a founding board member of Raven Foundation and of Imitatio, foundations devoted to research and education in mimetic anthropology.

Sharing Community in Sandtown, Baltimore, the Home of Freddie Gray

Patty has been working in community development for almost 20 years, primarily with the ministries of New Song in Sandtown (West Baltimore). She most recently served as COO for the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) in Chicago. Patty was born to Indian parents in the U.S. with an extended family network, which instilled in her a strong value for community and what it means to belong together.