National Conference

Thirty-second Annual National Conference

Implicit Racial Bias and the Academy

Registration Is Now Open

Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN

October 28-30, 2022

In his 2020 book, Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and its Urgent Lessons for our Own, Princeton professor Eddie Glaude writes extensively about what he calls “the lie” regarding race in the United States. “The lie,” he argues, “is a broad and powerful architecture of false assumptions . . . that support the everyday order of American life, which means we breathe them like air. We count them as truths. We absorb them into our character.”

In light of Glaude’s argument, this conference will ask about implicit racial bias in the academy—how we organize the academy, how we think about knowledge, how we structure a curriculum, how we frame our disciplines, how we recruit and admit our students, how we do our scholarship, and how we teach.

Further, the academy is devoted to critical thinking, but to what extent is our ability to think critically about race also hampered by implicit racial bias?

Finally, the Christian gospel rejects racial bias, both explicit and implicit. How might church-related colleges and universities employ the gospel narrative to expose and undermine implicit racial bias on our campuses?

These are the questions that will frame the 2022 Lilly Fellows Program national conference.

Conference Schedule

Registration Is Now Open Until September 6, 2022.
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Future National Conferences

2023 - St. Mary's University
San Antonio, TX
October 13-15, 2023

2024 - Westmont College
Santa Barbara, CA.
September 27-29, 2024

Noteworthy News

May LFP Update

The Current LFP Update for May 2022 is now available. Click here.

Registration is open for the 2022 National Conference

The 2022 National Conference, Implicit Racial Bias and the Academy, will be held October 28-30 at Lipscomb University. Registration is now open. Click here for more information and to register.

Registration is open for the 2022 Workshop for Senior Administrators

The 2022 Workshop for Senior Administrators, Fostering Belonging: Renewing the Conversation about Race and Mission, will be held October 27-28 at Lipscomb University. Registration is now open. Click here for more information and to register.

Announcing the 2023-2025 Lilly Faculty Fellows Program

We are pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2023-2025 Lilly Faculty Fellows Program for mid-career faculty leaders across all disciplines to engage the intersections of Christian thought and practice with the academic vocation. Click here for more information and to apply.

Vatican II and Higher Education: Leading Forward

Sacred Heart University will host a regional conference on October 13-15, 2022 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Vatican II and the University's founding. For more information including a call for papers, click here.

Grove City College Regional Conference Postponed to 2023

Grove City College's regional conference entitled "Christianity and Core Texts at Global/Cultural Crossroads" will now take place in spring 2023. For more information, click here.

Announcing the winner of the 2021 LFP Book Award

We are pleased to announce that On Christian Teaching: Practicing Faith in the Classroom by David I. Smith has won the 2021 LFP Book Award. For more information and to see the five finalists, click here.

Lilly Network of Church- Related Colleges and Universities

If you are interested in learning more about membership in the Lilly Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities, please contact us here.

New edition of Leading Lives that Matter released

In their second edition of Leading Lives That Matter, editors Mark Schwehn and Dorothy Bass compile a wide range of texts—from ancient and contemporary literature, social commentary, and philosophy—related to questions of vital interest for those who are trying to decide what to do with their lives and what kind of human beings they hope to become. Leading Lives that Matter has been an important text in many of our fellowship and grant programs, and it contains excellent resources. Click here for more information and an excerpt.