Advocacy in the Pulpit and in the Classroom

Border Crossing: Collaborative Theological Reflection for Ministry

Past Event:

"Advocacy in the Pulpit and in the Classroom" was held at Swift Hall on Wednesday September 19th. It featured a keynote address, responses by a panel of professors and pastors, and a case study reflection/discussion.

Audio audio podcast of this event is now available.


Event Program and Materials:

Cynthia Gano Lindner, Director of Ministry Studies and Clinical Faculty for Preaching and Pastoral Care
W. Clark Gilpin, Professor of the History of Christianity and Theology

“Advocacy in the Pulpit and in the Classroom” (pdf)
Franklin I. Gamwell, Shailer Mathews Distinguished Service Professor of Religious Ethics, the Philosophy of Religion, and Theology

Clergy and teacher perspectives on advocacy
Fr. Edward Foley, Capuchin, Professor of Liturgy and Music, Catholic Theological Union
Rev. Susan Johnson, Senior Pastor, Hyde Park Union Church
Kathleen Morrison, Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for International Studies, University of Chicago 
Kaari Reierson, Associate Director for Studies for Church and Society, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Moderated by Daniel Sack, Administrator, Border Crossing Project

Breakout sessions
set of case studies (pdf) stimulated a discussion of advocacy in a variety of settings. Participants were randomly assigned to small groups with an assigned facilitator. Here are some questions they considered: 
- What are the constraints?
- What are these two professions similar or different when it comes to dealing with advocacy?

Concluding plenary with Professor Gamwell