2022-2023 Symposium

The 2022-23 Symposium Series in Human Needs and Global Resources invites us to explore the meaning of faithful decolonization and to consider how its practice can constructively shape our formation of Christian community and our work as followers of Jesus to build more just, equitable, and peaceful societies. Join us in exploring these timely and important themes during a plenary lecture titled, The Lord’s Table: HospitalityMemory Making, and Protest, on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 from 6:30-8:00 pm in the Busye Lecture Hall (Meyer Science Building). The Fall Symposium plenary lecture will be given by Reverend René August, and will include a conversation with special guest Karen Dudley.  The event is free and open to the public.  An informal reception with coffee and sweet treats will follow.

Reverend René August is strategist, thought leader, disciple maker, speaker, author, co-conspirator, trainer, reconciler and friend. She lives in Cape Town, South Africa, and works at The Warehouse, which supports churches to live out the peace and justice of God for the world. René is part of The Justice Conference South Africa team.

Karen Dudley is a South African chef, food writer, and restaurateur. She is best known for her restaurant, The Kitchen in Woodstock, Cape Town. Karen has appeared on CNN and TEDx and has been interviewed by The New York Times and The Guardian.