This year’s Critical Issues Symposium is entitled “Reconciliation: Hope in a Divided World.” The symposium is set to begin on Tuesday, September 25 with Miroslav Volf’s keynote address and continue into Wednesday with a morning keynote by Mark Charles and special departmental sessions throughout the day.
The library has a large collection of materials related to this year’s theme of reconciliation. If you’d like to learn more about this year’s topic, the library has compiled a resource page with pertinent books, articles, and website links.
All of the library’s printed materials are located on the shelves behind the Research Help desk. If you’ve already read this year’s featured book, Reconciling All Things: A Christian Vision for Justice, Peace and Healing, you might want to check out As We Forgive: Stories of Reconciliation from Rwanda or Forgiving as We’ve Been Forgiven: Community Practices for Making Peace.
If you plan on attending either Tuesday or Wednesday’s keynote addresses, selected writings by both Volf and Charles can be found on the library’s resource page. Volf’s essay “God is love: a basic Christian claim” and Charles’ blog are great background sources.
For a full schedule of CIS events, make sure to check the CIS website.
–Madalyn Muncy, Library Student Blogger