Witness Colloquium:
Seeking Refuge and Pursuing Justice

Explore faith in the public sphere

Witness Colloquium at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary is open to all community members interested in exploring faith in the public sphere in an Anabaptist perspective. This one-credit course is cross-listed in the seminary's programs for Church and Ministry as well as History, Theology and Ethics. The course includes skill-building sessions that are free and open to the broader community, which are listed below.

Public sessions

  • September 13: Preparing for community engagement: theory, context, and skills
  • September 20: People’s History Tour of Elkhart
  • September 27: Mapping Social Issues in Context
  • October 4: Church, Conflict, and Organizing Against White Supremacy" with Maren Tyedmers Hange and Roy Hange, of Charlottesville Mennonite Church    
    • Part 1: holding difference in a congregation
  • October 11: Multi-level processes, from Elkhart to Washington: theological and sociological approaches
  • October 25: Advocacy Training
  • November 8: Intersectionality and Social Movements
  • November 15: “Church, Conflict, and Organizing Against White Supremacy" with Maren Tyedmers Hange and Roy Hange, of Charlottesville Mennonite Church    
    • Part 2: cultivating moral courage, and contributing to broader movements for change
  • November 29: Course collaboration topic - To be determined
  • December 6: Course collaboration topic - To be determined

Time

Course sessions take place on Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m.

Location

Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary
Lambright Center, Room H
3003 Benham Ave
Elkhart, IN 46517

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Contact

Janna Hunter-Bowman,
assistant professor of peace studies and Christian social ethics

Jason Shenk,
co-instructor for Witness Colloquium
Email Jason Shenk
574-238-8317 phone

To receive weekly updates on opportunities for skill-building, email Jason.