Economic Justice in the Age of Inequality

A conference and workshop featuring Gary Dorrien and Joerg Rieger – April 27 & 28, 2012

Friday, April 27, 7:00 p.m.

University United Methodist Church

2409 Guadalupe St., Austin TX 78705

Free parking available

Childcare available. Email nulack@uumc.org

Social critic and theologian Gary Dorrien kicks off this weekend gathering on economic justice and faith.  He will speak on “Breaking the Oligarchy.”  Dorrien is an Episcopal priest, and professor at Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary.  He is also a frequent contributor to PBS programs such as Bill Moyers’ Journal and the author of fourteen books including Social Ethics in the Making: Interpreting an American Tradition; and The Making of American Liberal Theology.

Saturday, April 28, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Third Coast Activist Resource Center

5604 Manor Road, Austin TX 78723

Lunch: $10

What are the most effective ways to build a more equitable world?  Today’s sessions will outline the contributions theology can make to our understanding of social justice.  Several speakers will describe organizing efforts in the community that are putting principles into action.

The featured speaker this morning is Southern Methodist University professor Joerg Rieger, speaking on “Empire and Economics: The Difference Christianity Makes.”  He is author of No Rising Tide: Theology, Economics, and the Future. We will also hear from representatives from the Workers Defense Project and Cooperation Texas.  Lunch at noon will feature a conversation on faith and justice between Gary Dorrien and Joerg Rieger, our main speakers for the weekend.

Sponsors:

University United Methodist Church (uumc.org)

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (staopen.com

Third Coast Activist Center (5604manor.org)

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