Symposium 2014

Extraordinary Callings
Inaugural Symposium with Dr. Cornel West

The place to be for spiritually grounded, theologically informed, and effective strategies for social change is the campus of Pacific School of Religion on March 7-8, 2014!

Join us for this distinctive and inspiring event, a catalyst for spiritual leadership in social change! We’re pleased to welcome Dr. Cornel West and Atty. Martin Chitwood Bloomberg to kick off this event on Friday evening, March 7. Saturday morning, March 8, will be devoted to in-depth conversations and networking for social change led by social innovators and theological educators. We conclude with a keynote address by Dr. Mimi Silbert, President and CEO of the Delancey Street Foundation. Seats are limited for this event, so be sure to purchase your tickets soon! (Register here.)

As we bring PSR’s rich legacy of progressive religious leadership more explicitly and deliberately into the worlds of social justice activism, social entrepreneurship, and transformative social ventures, we seek to develop and articulate a theological and spiritual framework for leadership in social transformation. How can deliberate spiritual formation in community contribute to social change? How can faith leaders think theologically about social transformation and translate that reflection into action? Where do we see opportunities for new forms of collaboration between social innovators and communities of faith?

Join a growing community of social innovators and transformative leaders committed to a better world. Connect, engage, and participate in a renewed movement for social justice and flourishing at Extraordinary Callings.

Symposium Schedule

Friday, March 7:
7:30pm   Keynote Address by Dr. Cornel West
8:45pm   Celebratory Launch Party for new Center

Saturday, March 8:
8:30am Continental Breakfast
9:00     Plenary Panel: Leadership for Social Change
10:30   Refreshment Break
10:45   Mini-Panels: Networks for Social Change

12:15   Campus Lunch (provided with registration fee)
1:30     Closing Keynote: Dr. Mimi Silbert, The Delancey Street Foundation
2:30     Adjourn