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Events begin Thursday Evening, April 22 with the Welcome and Presidential Address at 7:00 pm EST followed by virtual happy hour of conversation in various breakout rooms – an opportunity to meet new colleagues, catch up with old friends, and share the highs and lows, hopes and struggles that have shaped your work and thinking about leadership over the past year.

The 2021 ARL Annual Meeting is an ONLINE event.

 Thursday, April 22

7:00-8:15 pm EST

Opening: Welcome and Presidential Address: Scott Hagley “Religious Leadership for the Common Good”

Followed by virtual happy hour of conversation in various breakout rooms

 Friday, April 23

Session 1 (11:00 am – 12:30 pm)

Cultivating Conditions for a More Just and Trustworthy World

Three 15 minute presentations followed by small group conversations in breakout rooms.
Presentations by:

Juan Floyd-Thomas: ““Making America Possible Again: Towards a New Social Gospel in the 21st Century”
Facilitated by Mark Miller-McLemore

Jamin Andreas Hübner: “Production for the Common Good: A Case for Christian Cooperatives”
Facilitated by Sandy Selby

Will Houts: “Church as Civil Society”
Facilitated by Lisa Hess


Break (12:30 – 1:30 pm)
1:30-3:00 Session 2:

Leadership Practices for the Common Good

Room 1:

Cultivating Connection – Facilitated by Kristina Lizardy-Hajibi

Martin Rodriguez: “Liderazgo Mestizo: Bicultural Latinx Pastors Cultivating Community in Divided Neighborhoods of LA”

Ryan Panzer: “Clicks and Community: Reimagining Connection Through Design Thinking”

Room 2:

Care for the Commons – Facilitated by Alicia Granholm

Richard B. Yale: “New Directions in Parish Disaster Ministry”

John Senior: “This is God’s Table: Imagination of Place as Practice of Religious Leadership”


3:00-4:00 Break
4:00-5:15 Session 3

The Innovative Church book discussion: Facilitated by Terri Elton

5:15-6:00

Closing and Business Meeting

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