Wednesday, April 10, 2019 – 9-3:30 pm
Chicago Theological Seminary + Online
The InterReligious Institute at Chicago Theological Seminary welcomes Dr. Cassie J. E. H. Trentaz (PhD ’10) on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, for a day of interactive learning, skill building, and artistic activism based on Trentaz’ book and film project, Love In a Time of Fear. Our time together includes plenaries and breakout sessions to help us take love from a good idea to a concrete force that can speak to our fears, reach across divisions, and just might heal our world. The symposium is designed so participants gain increased capacity and skills as change agents. This day is intended for religious leaders, lay leaders, community activists, educators, students, and everyone who longs for a world of extravagant welcome. See Registration and Event Flyer below.
Dr. Cassie J. E. H. Trentaz
Dr. Cassie J. E. H. Trentaz (PhD ’10) is Associate Professor of Theology, Ethics, and Church History at Warner Pacific University in Portland, Oregon. She is the author of Theology in the Age of AIDS & HIV: Complicity and Possibility (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) and is a parent, partner, neighbor, teacher, minister, activist, and low-key rascal committed to inching, stumbling, and leaping toward glimpses of shalom in the world today following the lead of those often excluded.
“Death by Design: Confronting Immigration Policy from the Borderlands” / Rose & CTS students
“Naming and Addressing Micro (and Macro) Aggressions” / Nora Gaines “Implications of Oppression: Going Deeper with“The Guitar Section.” / Cassie Trentaz & Michelle Lang
ONLINE ONLY SESSION: “Inciting Peace” / Rachel Brown / Moderator: Scott Haldeman
11:45-1pm – Lunch and Lunch Session
1:15-2:30 – Afternoon Breakout Sessions:
“INDIVISIBLE – Working Across Geographies & Identities” / Sana Syed “Conflict Mediation”/ Cassie Trentaz
“Cheats for Authentic Presence Across Divisions” / Rabbi Menachem Cohen
ONLINE ONLY SESSION: “Why They Come” / Miguel de la Torre / Moderator: Christophe Ringer
In advance of the symposium, all are encouraged to join the CTS community in watching the four short films which accompany the book Love In A Time Of Fear by Trentaz. The films give those being misrepresented or marginalized within our current sociopolitical climate a chance to speak for themselves. They explore the subject’s whole person rather than reducing them to a set of issues. Viewers have the opportunity to spend some time getting to know someone, that due to the divisions in our society, they might not have a chance to connect with in person.