October 6-8, 2021

Announcing the first online Kuyers/INCHE conference! Join us for three plenary talks, Q&A sessions, and informal opportunities to chat with colleagues online. These will take place on three successive days, October 6-8, 2021, beginning at 4:00PM Eastern Standard Time. See information about the speakers below; more information about registration and how to join is coming soon.

Also: Save the dates October 6-8, 2022 for the next full, in person-Kuyers/INCHE conference.


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Plenary Speakers

Kevin den Dulk is Associate Provost of Calvin University’s Global Campus and Professor of Political Science. He is also a principal investigator for the Formative Practices of Civic Hospitality project. With a grant from the Issachar Fund, the project team is creating a high school civics curriculum focused on the Christian virtue of hospitality as a means of nurturing dialogue between groups with different and conflicting points of view. He was previously the Paul B. Henry Chair in Political Science, and served as Executive Director of the Henry Institute for the Study of Christianity and Politics from 2012-2019. He is co-author of Religion and Politics in America: Faith, Culture, and Strategic Choices (6th ed., Routledge, 2019) and of The Challenge of Pluralism: Church and State in Six Democracies (3rd ed., Rowman & Littlefield, 2017).

Emmanuel Katongole is Professor of Theology and Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He holds a joint appointment with the Keough School of Global Affairs, where he serves as a full time faculty member of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. Before joining Notre Dame in 2013, he served as Associate Professor of Theology and World Christianity at Duke University, and as founding co-director of the Duke Center for Reconciliation. A member of the Contending Modernities Initiative team, Katongole coordinates an inter-disciplinary research project, which investigates how religious and secular forces compete or collaborate in shaping new modes of authority, community and identity within the context of nation-state modalities in Africa. He is a Catholic priest of Kampala Archdiocese, Uganda where he was ordained in 1987. His recent publications include Born from Lament: The Theology and Politics of Hope in Africa (Eerdmans, 2017) and The Journey of Reconciliation: Groaning for a New Creation in Africa (Orbis, 2017).

Dorothy Vaandering is Associate Professor of Education at the Memorial University of Newfoundland. She has been involved in several Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council-funded projects exploring how the practices and principles of restorative justice can impact education. Her recent publications include co-authorship of the chapter “Critical Race Theory and Restorative Justice Education” in Listening to the Movement: Essays on New Growth and New Challenges in Restorative Justice (Wipf & Stock, 2019).