2017 Mahle Symposium

WhenMonday, March 6, 2017 at 4:30 PM to Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 9:00 PM
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WhereHamline University
1536 Hewitt Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55104

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ContactWesley Center

Often people think of trauma as an event. A trauma happens. But according to recent trauma studies, we are learning that trauma moves, flows—even overflows—carrying suffering, violence and vulnerability in people’s lives and communities across years and generations. So, what does healing from trauma mean? How can religious communities learn and respond more effectively, faithfully? Hamline University will welcome a series of guest speakers to offer their views on the topic of this year’s Mahle Symposium, “Healing, Wholeness, Holiness: Religious Responses to Trauma and Illness.”

Dr. Shelly Rambo, Associate Professor of Theology at Boston University School of Theology and author of Spirit and Trauma: A Theology of Remaining, will offer the keynote Mahle Lecture at 7 p.m. March 7 in Sundin Hall. The title of her keynote, based on her forthcoming book, will be “Resurrection in the Afterlife of Trauma: Making Sense of the Wounds that Mark Us.”

Event schedule:
Monday, March 6:
4:30-6 p.m., Workshop I: Dr. Monica A. Coleman, Claremont School of Theology, “BiPolar Faith: A Black Woman’s Journey with Depression and Faith,” Anderson Center 304-305. 774 Snelling Ave., St. Paul, 55104; fee parking in Anderson Lot and free street parking.

Tuesday, March 7: 11:15 a.m.-9 p.m., Kay Fredericks, Ballroom, Klas Center (1537 Taylor Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104)
11:30 a.m.- 12:45 p.m., Workshop II: Rabbi Eric Weiss, CEO and President, Bay Area Jewish Healing Center, “Jewish Perspectives on Healing”
1:15-2:30 p.m., Workshop III: Rabbi Eric Weiss and Dr. Shelly Rambo in conversation introduced and moderated by Dr. Deanna Thompson, Hamline University.
2:45-4 p.m., Workshop IV: “In Praise of Lament," Dr. Rolf Jacobson, Professor of Old Testament, Luther Seminary (St. Paul) and Rev. JoAnn Post, Lutheran Church of the Ascension, Northfield, IL, and Dr. Deanna Thompson. Award-winning musician John Hermanson will also be featured.
4:15 to 5:15 p.m., Workshop V: “Re-Imagining and Healing: Exploring Images of the Divine." Facilitator: Dr. Sherry Jordan, St. Thomas University. Circle conversation: Dr. Monica A. Coleman, Rev. Kathi Austin Mahle, Professor Julie Neraas, Rev. Mary Kay Sauter, Dr. Deanna Thompson.
5:30-6:30 p.m., Reception hosted by Hamline Spirituality Scholars; light refreshments served.

2017 Mahle Lecture in Progressive Christian Thought: 7-9 p.m., Dr. Shelly Rambo, Boston University School of Theology, “Resurrection in the Afterlife of Trauma: Making Sense of the Wounds that Mark Us,” Sundin Hall, Hamline University (1531 Hewitt Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104). Free parking in Drew Hall lot, east of Sundin.

Click here for more information and to reserve your spot! Registrations due March 6.

Additional Information

Cost: Free
Sponsor: Hamline University Wesley Center

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

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