Ambrose to host international conference on bible and justice


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Press release submitted by St. Ambrose University


ST. AMBROSE UNIVERSITY TO HOST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BIBLE AND JUSTICE

DAVENPORT, Iowa—An international conference hosted by St. Ambrose University will bring together scholars, clergy, students and advocates of justice from around the world. The "St. Ambrose Conference on Bible and Justice" will take place May 30 – June 2, and will explore how the ancient texts of the Bible might address a variety of modern justice concerns including gender, empire, poverty and the environment. The conference is open to the public and online registration is available at www.sau.edu.

Free on-campus housing is available for the first 100 delegates who register at either the "standard" or "student and retired" rate of $200 or $150, respectively. All meals are included as part of the conference fee. Quad-Cities residents may attend for $75, which also includes meals.

Keynote speakers will include Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass; Richard Horsley, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Elsa Tamezlsa Tamez, Latin American Biblical University, San José Costa Rica; and David Horrell, University of Exeter, United Kingdom. In addition, more than 40 speakers are scheduled to make presentations during the conference. More information on the presenters may be found at www.sau.edu.

For more information, contact Matthew Coober at 563/333-6041 or Micah Kiel at 563/333-6121, or go to www.sau.edu.

















 



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