Christianity and Social Justice Conference - U of Central Oklahoma

Starting Date: 09-23-2005
Starting Time: 3:00pm
Ending Date: 09-24-2005

University Of Central Oklahoma
All Events In 120 Comunications Building At UCO
Edmund, Oklahoma 73034
United States
"Christianity & Social Justice,” a conference that will take place at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond on Friday and Saturday, September 23 and 24. This free conference is open to the general public and is being co-sponsored by the UCO Democratic Socialists, the Association for Women’s Studies, the Gay Alliance for Tolerance and Equality, Phi Alpha Theta, and The Interfaith Alliance of Oklahoma.

At 3:00 p.m. on Friday, Dr. Jim Bissett will deliver a keynote address entitled “Christianity and Progressive Politics in America.” Dr. Bissett, the William J. Story Professor of History at Elon College, is the author of Agrarian Socialism in America: Marx, Jefferson, and Jesus in the Oklahoma Countryside, 1904-1920 (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1999).

At 4:30 p.m. on Friday, following a light reception, Conna Wilkinson, Assistant Director of the United Methodist Church’s Skyline Urban Ministry, will present a workshop entitled “Putting It Into Practice: Peace Education.”

On Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m., the Rev. Jeremy Basset, Minister of Congregational Outreach at the United Methodist Church of the Servant in Oklahoma City, and 1992 Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Award winner John Mkhize will speak on “Christianity and Social Justice: South African Experiences.”

At 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, the Rev. Paula Sophia Schonauer of the Cathedral of Hope-OKC and James M. Branum, Co-Chair of the Oklahoma Green Party, will address the question “Is Capitalism Christian?”

At 11:00 a.m., Dr. Theresa Vaughan of the University of Central Oklahoma’s Department of Humanities & Philosophy and the Rev. Dr. Lee Hunt, Deacon at St. Monica’s Roman Catholic Church in Edmond, will lead a session on “Christianity and the Developing World.”

The conference will conclude with a reception and panel discussion by conference participants, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., entitled “Faith in Action: Personal Perspectives.”

All conference events will take place in room 120 of the Communication Building on the UCO campus. For directions and further information please contact:

Clay Webber Tre Ronne Dave Macey
(405) 323-4735 (405) 306-5988 (405) 974-5641

Christianity & Social Justice
120 Communication Building
University of Central Oklahoma
September 23-24, 2005

Friday, September 23

Keynote Address, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

“Christianity and Progressive Politics in America”
Dr. Jim Bissett, William J. Story Professor of History, Elon College

Reception, 4:00-4:30 p.m.

Workshop, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

“Putting It into Practice: Peace Education”
Conna Wilkinson, Assistant Director, Skyline Urban Ministry, Oklahoma City

Saturday, September 24

Workshop, 9:00-10:00 a.m.

“Christianity and Social Justice: South African Experiences”
The Rev. Jeremy Basset, The Church of the Servant, Oklahoma City
John Mkhize, Martin Luther King, Jr., Peace Prize Winner

Workshop, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

“Is Capitalism Christian?”
The Rev. Paula Schonauer, Cathedral of Hope, Oklahoma City
James M. Branum, Co-Chair, Oklahoma Green Party

Workshop, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

“Christianity and the Developing World”
Dr. Theresa Vaughan, Associate Professor of Humanities & Philosophy, UCO
The Rev. Dr. Lee Hunt, Deacon, St. Monica’s Roman Catholic Church, Edmond

Panel Discussion, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

“Faith in Action: Personal Perspectives”
Conference Presenters and Participants
Geographical Scope: National

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