Trinity Institute at Trinity, Menlo Park
"Radical Christian Life: Equipping Ourselves for Social Change"
We learned on Saturday evening, Nov. 3, that, due to Hurricane Sandy,
Trinity Institute has been rescheduled to December 7-8.
Trinity, Menlo Park, will be evaluating our ability to host the conference on
these new dates, and will update this website accordingly by
Thursday, November 8.
Please keep all those effected by Hurricane Sandy in your prayers.
Friday, November 9 and Saturday, November 10
on the campus of Trinity Church in Menlo Park
330 Ravenswood Ave, Menlo Park
Click HERE for the Trinity Institute 2012 Conference website.
In Partnership with
Episcopal Lutheran Ministry
Local Conference Schedule
The Conference will be presented locally on a time-delayed basis;
it will not be streamed live due to the time difference.
Friday, November 9
6:30-7:00pm Registration and Welcome
7:00-8:30pm Opening Address
Saturday, November 10
9:00 am-9:45 am Registration
9:30 am- 9:45 am Morning Prayer
9:45 am-10:45 am Creative Work Session #1
11:00 am-12:00 pm Creative Work Session #2
12:00 pm Lunch
1:30 pm-3:00 pm Address and Interactive Forum
3:00 pm-3:30 pm Closing
Trinity Church in Menlo Park, together with the Episcopal Lutheran Ministry at Stanford, is excited to partner this year with Trinity Church, Wall Street, to present via web streaming this year's Trinity Institute Conference.
Trinity Institute’s 42nd National Theological Conference, Radical Christian Life: Equipping Ourselves for Social Change, will be held
November 9-11, 2012. Since Menlo Park is three hours behind New York City, we will be presenting most of the conference on a time delayed basis (see the schedule above).
Joan Chittister, OSB will return to Trinity Institute for a local and webcast conference that will offer tools for making the vital connection between contemplation and social action.
Through plenary addresses, creative work sessions, and worship, this three-day conference we will explore questions such as:
How can our Christian traditions of social justice and contemplation energize our communities as forces for positive change in the world around us?
What practices help us to discern where we are called to engage?
Where may we find sources of creativity and resilience within our tradition?
How can we work in partnership with those of other faiths and no faith as we follow God’s call?
In the 21st century, people seek to cope and to create in a world that is shifting on its very foundations. Economic inequity threatens to tear us apart at the seams. The forces of globalization demand that we rethink what it means to be a community and where our mutual responsibilities lie. It is a time of classic crisis, forged of equal parts threat and opportunity.
"Our task is now to be radical Christian communities in the here and now, not fossils of a bygone reality, not leftovers from an earlier golden age. Now we need new wisdom and a new kind of struggle to determine what we must be and do in the midst of these changing times. The question is then: What does it mean to be a radical Christian community in times such as these?"
-- Joan Chittister, The Radical Christian Life
"To have an attitude of faith is to hear the Lord speaking everywhere and all the time, in the concrete and ordinary circumstances of our lives. Then religion and life have become one, and we are never far from God."