2006 Conference on
Pastoral Leadership for Public Engagement
Dates: July 31 to August 4, 2006 – Wabash College
A conversation focused on the participants’ sensed need for seminaries to deepen their ability to help congregations respond more adequately to local, national and global public tragedies.
The small group of committed scholars, teachers and activists gathered to discuss strategies and envision projects to help and encourage theological schools to:
- prepare publicly engaged church leadership.
- prepare leaders equipped to facilitate public engagement by congregations.
- be more effective at producing church leadership for engagement in the public square.
- form leaders for engagement in the public square (in behalf of justice).
Bruce Birch, Wesley Theological Seminary
Terry Boggs, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Brenda Girton-Mitchell, National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA
Richard Hoehn, Bread For The World Institute
Stephen Lewis, The Fund For Theological Education
Craig Nessan, Wartburg Theological Seminary
Rodney Petersen, Boston Theological Institute
Ann Svennungsen, The Fund For Theological Education
Russell Testa, Washington Theological Union, DC
John Wimmer, Lilly Endowment, Inc.
Wabash Center Staff: