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A Faithful Witness in Divided Times

Introduction letter from Dr. John Wells, GBHEM

We welcome you to a resource that offers ideas and guidance for higher education administrators, chaplains and affiliated campus ministers to engage effectively with campus protests and student efforts around a faithful public witness.

The website features video presentations, a study guide, an action guide, and resources from the faculty and administrators of United Methodist-related universities, seminaries, and theological schools. The topics include theological reflections on protest and public witness, strategies for being an effective public witness, empathy for the social and political “other,” and constructive responses and positive solutions for the issues facing our church and world.

Speakers include:

  • Rev. Dr. Carolyn Davis, Deputy Director of the Center for Public Theology, Wesley Theological Seminary
  • Rev. Dr. Catherine Quehl-Engel, Chaplain, Cornell College
  • Dr. Robin Starr Minthorn, Assistant Professor of Native American Studies, University of New Mexico
  • Dr. Lisa Allen-McLaurin, Associate Professor of Music and Worship, Interdenominational Theological Center
  • Bishop Will Willimon (retired), Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry, Duke Divinity School

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
– Micah 6:8 NIV