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The Reconciliation and Justice Academy

May 11-15, 2015

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The Academy will be held at CenterForm in the M.Rich Building of downtown Atlanta - 115 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Suite 3b-4b Atlanta, GA 30303

We want to go deeper. But we want to go deeper in concert with those we serve. At The Reconciliation and Justice Academy you will join together in community with the most vulnerable to learn, reflect and share together about concrete ways God is reconciling the world to Himself. In doing so we will bring together the commitment to live life with those we serve with the commitment to learn together and from one another. But not only that, we also want to go more in-depth than you might go at a more traditional convention. So, as well as participating in the life of the Church on the Street Community through prayer and shared meals, you will also participate in tracks led by veterans in the respective fields. Each track is individually designed but may include teaching, testimony, group sharing, round-table discussions, site visits, etc. Although each track will have a specific convener, they will bring in various other voices to provide the richest experience possible.

Join us May 11-15 in Atlanta whether you are new on this journey or more experienced but ready to take it to another level.


Monday, May 11

Arrive and Registration

2pm Joint Session - Creation, Reconciliation and the Flourishing of Life: The Development of Community as Community Development

-Rev. Dr. Andy Odle, Executive Director

Church on the Street Ministries

5:30pm Community Dinner

Tuesday and Wednesday

8am Morning Prayer

Continental Breakfast

9:30am Tracks

12pm Community Lunch

1:30pm Tracks

4:30pm Break

5:30pm Community Dinner

Open discussion, networking


8am Morning Prayer

Continental Breakfast

9:30am Tracks

12pm Community Lunch

1pm Visit to the Dr. Martin Luther King Center

5:30pm Community Dinner

6:30pm Joint Session

Chris Heuertz

Founder - Word Made Flesh

Founding Partner - Gravity: A Center for Contemplative



8am Morning Prayer

Continental Breakfast

9am Communion Service

10am Departure

Track Options - Click here for descriptions and biographies

Would Jesus Hang Out in a Strip Club?

Convener - Rev. Dr. Kimberly Majeski, Founder-Stripped Love

Building a Reconciling Church

Convener - Rev. Dr. James Lewis, Dean-Anderson School of Theology

Dignity Serves: Asset Based Ministry

Convener - Rev. Dan Crain, Polis Institute

Intentional Neighboring

Convener - The Neighboring Initiative

Dr. Shawn Duncan, EIRO

Responsible Charity - The Role of the Church in Community Development

Conveners - FCS (Focused Community Strategies) Urban Ministries

Rev. Jim Wehner

Katie Delp

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