2011: Reconciliation in History, Music, and Literature

 Plenary Addresses:          

            Charles Marsh, “Are We Still of Any Use?: The Audacious Hope of the Engaged Scholar
            Trudier Harris, “The Terrible Pangs of Compromise: Racial Reconciliation in African American Literature
            Rosephanye Dunn Powell, "African-American Spirituals and Gospel: Song Creating Community”
           
One of the highlights of the National Conference was the opportunity to experience music and the theme of reconciliation, first at the presentation of the documentary, Mississippi Remixed, hosted by Samford alum and Lilly Graduate Fellow Joel Davis on Friday afternoon and for which Davis composed the score.      

  

Music and reconciliation were woven together again at the Friday evening Vespers, “Standing in the Need of Prayer,” on October 21 in A. Hamilton Reid Chapel.  Attendees heard the moving testimony of Carolyn McKinstry, who was present at the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, where she lost four of her friends.  Vesper music was performed by Samford University students, including the Samford University A Cappella Choir.

 

 

Noteworthy News

February LFP Update

The Current LFP Update for February 2020 is now available. Click here.


Rescheduled: Catholic Intellectual Tradition Conference at Sacred Heart University

The “Catholic Intellectual Tradition Conference: Challenges and Opportunities for the Catholic University in the 21st Century,” at Sacred Heart University has been rescheduled to October 29-31, 2020. Click here for more information and to register. 


Seton Hall to reschedule conference on Communication and Religion in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election

Seton Hall University will reschedule its regional conference, “Communication and Religion in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election,” with a date TBD. This conference is free to attend. Click here for more information.


Valparaiso University to reschedule conference: "Religion, State, and Nationalism: Problems and Possibilities”

Valparaiso University will reschedule its special symposium, “Religion, State, and Nationalism: Problems and Possibilities,” with a new date TBD. Registration is now open. Click here for more information and to register.


2019 LFP Book Award Winner Announced

The Resilience of Religion in American Higher Education by John Schmalzbauer and Kathleen Mohoney is the 2019 winner of the LFP Book Award. For more information and to learn about the 2019 LFP Book Award Finalists, click here.


Announcing a call for Nominations for the 2020 Arlin G. Meyer Prize in Music Performance

The National Board of the Lilly Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities is proud to announce the 2020 Arlin G. Meyer Prize in Music Performance. For more information and how to nominate, click here.


Lilly Network of Church- Related Colleges and Universities

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