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Call for Applications: Two-Year Postdoctoral Fellowship
Monday, September 01, 2014

We are now accepting applications for the Two-Year Postdoctoral Fellowship.  For more information, click here.


CFA: LFP Network Exchange at Boston College
Thursday, June 19, 2014

Boston College is now accepting applications for its LFP Network Exchange: “Service, Faith, and Higher Learning The PULSE Program at Boston College.”  See our website for more information.


2014 Annual National Conference
Monday, May 19, 2014

The 24th annual National Conference has concluded and highlights from the 2014 conference at Xavier University of Louisiana will appear soon on our website.  Check back later!  


2014 Workshop for Senior Administrators
Monday, May 19, 2014

We have concluded our 2014 Workshop for Senior Administrators and highlights from the Workshop are available here.


Call for Submissions: the 2015 LFP Book Award
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The LFP is now accepting nominations for its biennial Book Award.  Please see our website for more information.


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LFP National Conference

Registration is now closed for the 
Twenty-fourth Annual National Conference

  The Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts National Conference for 2014 will take place at Xavier University of Louisiana, 26-28 September. Xavier and New Orleans look forward to welcoming you. The theme centers on the powerful meaning of the apocalyptic in Christian tradition, serving to communicate a vision of hope in the midst of urban crisis. The apocalyptic refers to the beyond, the already but not yet, the experience of the earth being transformed. The focus of this theme seeks insight into the significance of the city relative to church related traditions; the coming of a future city. That city, unequal in its present form, implores deeper understanding, broadening dimensions, and creative visions that portray a hope at the center of “creation groaning to be released from corruption and to share in the glorious freedom of the children of God.” (Romans 8, 21)

Participating Scholars:

Dr. Elijah Anderson Ph.D., William K. Lanman, Jr. Professor of Sociology, Yale University, will focus on violence and racial disparities in urban society. He will paints a powerful picture of the situation of those whose struggle for survival commands ongoing interest of society and the university. His recent work, The Cosmopolitan Canopy: Race and Civility in Everyday Life (2012) will serve to inform, influence, and strengthen perspectives corresponding to the theme.   
 Dr. Monya Stubbs, Ph.D., Associate Professor of New Testament, Austin Presbyterian Theological Semianry, in her recently published book, Indebted Love: Paul's Subjection Language in Romans draws us into the situation and experience of those referred to as the other. She engages in a re-reading of the biblical text from the perspective of victims that facilitates a deeper understanding of current questions that currently affect so many peoples living in the inner city.  
Dr. John Ware, D.M.A.,Professor of Music and Director of Choirs, Xavier University of Louisiana, will conduct the nationally acclaimed Freedom Rides, an Opera composed by Dr. Daniel Shore, Ph.D. (Music). This opera conveys the spirit, suffering, and emotion accompanying the struggle for justice in Urban America during the late 1960’s.  

Debut of the R5 South African Art Exhibit:


Featured at the 2014 National Conference at Xavier University of Louisiana will be the national premiere of “R5 South Africa Art Exhibit,” presented in collaboration with Rachel Smith of Taylor University and Joel Carpenter of Calvin College. Rachel and Joel have worked with these artists and will bring these unbelievable art pieces for our appreciation.

For more information about the National Conference and to register, see Xavier University's conference website.

To see previous National Conferences, click here.

Future National Conferences

2015 - Belmont University
Nashville, Tennessee
October 9-11, 2015

2016 - Augsburg College
Minneapolis, Minnesota

2017 - Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, California

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