Trinity Institute (TI2016) is an annual conference held in NYC, but you have the opportunity to attend this conference right here in Omaha. The Center for Faith Studies is hosting this three-day conference via webcast. On Thursday, Jan. 21 the conference will begin with Mass featuring work of Netsayi and preaching by Bishop Michael Curry. Dinner will be served after the service with keynote Michele Norris. Trinity Institute explores the most pressing issues of today’s world. This year the topic is structural racism, mass incarceration and policy change. The purpose of this conference is to discuss the issues in a facilitated conversation with people of Omaha and networking to build a better city. Friday and Saturday will feature speakers Nicholas Kristof, Emilie Townes and Anna Deavere Smith. Kristof is a New York Times columnist and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner. Townes is Dean of Vanderbilt Divinity School and Smith is an actress, playwright, professor and 1996 MacArthur Fellow. These are just a few of the influential speakers during this conference, a local Omaha panel will be present as well. Attending all three days will cost $20, but you can choose to attend part of the conference for $10 a session.
Thursday, January 21-Saturday, January 23
Listen for a Change: Sacred Conversations on Racial Justice
Countryside Community Church, 8787 Pacific Street
Thurs. 5:00-8:30 p.m., Fri. 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Sat. 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
$10 a session/$20 for all days