Trinity Institute Live Stream: Values in Action

Deep-rooted partnerships, grounded in core values, are essential to the success of nearly every social justice initiative. At this year’s Trinity Institute theological conference, Values in Action, participants will learn how the impact of our actions—individually and organizationally—can be amplified through values-based partnerships.

The Beecken Center of the School of Theology will be a partner site for the February 2-3, 2018 conference featuring a keynote address by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, to be held onsite in New York City for individual attendees and streamed across the globe at partner sites.

The Beecken Center will offer all aspects of the conference via livestream, and participants will be able submit questions directly to conference speakers via email during the question and answer periods. Onsite reflection groups are coordinated using materials prepared and provided by Trinity Institute.

When: Feb. 2–3, 2018. The Conference will commence at 6:00 p.m. CST Fri., Feb. 2 with worship led by the Most Rev. Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church.

Where: Hargrove Auditorium at the School of Theology, 335 Tennessee Ave., Sewanee, TN.

This event is free and open to the public. Boxed lunches for Saturday are available, please sign up below.

In addition to Vargas, founder and CEO of Define American, who has chronicled his life in this country as an undocumented immigrant, other speakers include leading activists, theologians, and authors whose life and work show the power of values in action: the Most Rev. Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church; Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness; poet, theologian, and mediator Pádraig Ó Tuama; and the Rev. Elizabeth M. Edman, author of Queer Virtue: What LGBTQ People Know About Life and Love and How It Can Revitalize Christianity.

The Rev. Dr. William Lupfer, rector of Trinity Church Wall Street, said, “We make the greatest impact when we are working toward one purpose following one vision. That vision springs from shared values. Learning to discern our common values requires dedication and intention, but brings great rewards for our congregations, neighborhoods, and the world.”

Trinity Institute
Trinity Institute is an annual conference in its 47th year that equips clergy and laypersons for imaginative and catalytic leadership. Trinity Institute conferences present emerging and inclusive theological and social perspectives and engage participants in inquiry, dialogue, and reflection. Participants from all faith perspectives are welcomed. The conference is sponsored by Trinity Church Wall Street, an Episcopal parish in New York City. Recent conferences include Creating Common Good: A Practical Conference on Economic Equality; Listen for a Change: Sacred Conversations for Racial Justice; and Water Justice.

Trinity Church Wall Street
Trinity Church Wall Street is a growing and inclusive Episcopal parish that seeks to serve and heal the world by building neighborhoods that live Gospel truths, generations of faithful leaders, and sustainable communities. The parish is guided by its core values: faith, integrity, inclusiveness, compassion, social justice, and stewardship. Members come from the five boroughs of New York City and surrounding areas to form a racially, ethnically, and economically diverse congregation. More than 20 worship services are offered every week at its historic sanctuaries, Trinity Church and St. Paul’s Chapel, the cornerstones of the parish’s community life, worship, and mission, and online at The parish welcomes approximately 3 million visitors per year.

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