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  • Thursday, October 18, 2012
  • 4:00 PM–5:30 PM
  • Chapel Sanctuary

In honor of Dr. Michael Le Roy's inauguration, the College will present anAcademic Symposium during the inauguration week. On Thursday, October 18, 2012,Dr. Julia Stronks (Whitworth University) will speak on "Education for Shalom: ATheology of Citi0001

"Educating for Shalom: A Theology of Citizenship for a Complex World"

Julia K. Stronks, J.D., Ph.D.
Edward B. Lindaman Chair
Professor of Political Science
Whitworth University

In what way does a Christian liberal arts college respectfully and appropriately educate global citizens to navigate a complex world in which religious practices and beliefs compete? How will Christian students refrain from falling into relativism or vague spirituality if they are working with people committed to different worldviews? One answer lies in the development of a theology of citizenship. Introducing a technique that the U.S. Supreme Court has developed, this presentation will demonstrate how Christians can hold firmly to the convictions of their faith while still working in a religiously diverse environment.


  • Cheryl K. Brandsen, Ph.D.
    Dean of the Social Sciences and Contextual Disciplines
    Calvin College

Alumni Respondents

  • Moses Chung, M. Div. ('93)
    Director of Home Missions
    Christian Reformed Church in North America
  • David L. Schutt, Ph.D. ('87)
    Chief Executive Officer
    SAE International


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