2017 Bishop’s Colloquy for Pastors & Deacons
Prophets, Protests & Hashtags: Public Leadership in the Age of Trump
The Cathedral Center of St. Paul
840 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Monday, March 20, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
What does it mean for pastors (and their congregations) to practice public advocacy on political issues? What strategies and resources can we bring to bear to help our people join their discipleship to their citizenship? How can we avoid needless polarization among our communities, calling everyone to a Gospel-based ethic of neighbor-love? How do we listen for and to the voices at the margins of the church, and how can their witness strengthen us?
Come hear perspectives from some of those who have been guiding these conversations in the ELCA. Representatives of the Sanctuary movement, #BlackLivesMatter, and #DecolonizeLutheranism will be with us. Share your own experiences, and help us grow as prophetic leaders in turbulent times.
The Colloquy has been designed to be compact and affordable both in terms of time and money, particularly for those who live within a commutable distance. We’ll start early and go late, in the hope that many of you will be able to avoid both rush hours on the freeways. We’re grateful to the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles for hosting us. For those who need a hotel room on Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday nights, we’ll provide a list of nearby lodgings.
Keep in mind that the Rostered Leaders’ Team will also host a Boundaries Workshop for pastors, deacons and church leaders on Tuesday, March 21 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.and the Synod Care of Creation Team will host an event for UN World Water Day on Wednesday, March 22 at 11:00 a.m. Both of these events will be held at The Lutheran Center in Glendale.
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