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Anthropology for Ministry
March 11, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm$15
From the “Things They Didn’t Teach Me in Seminary” Seminar Series at Emmanuel College
Friday, March 11, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. EST, Online
Workshop Leader: Susan Willhauck and Ken Chitwood
Ministers are increasingly drawing on the world of anthropology to help them quickly discern what’s happening on the ground in their new ministry contexts. In this two-hour workshop, we’ll hear from two leading experts in this field and work in small groups with them to do some training around how to use these tools in our own ministry. We will start in a large group to hear presentations from both presenters, and then break into smaller groups to engage with their particular areas of expertise.
Susan Willhauck is recently retired Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology at Atlantic School of Theology and co-author of Qualitative Research in Theological Education: Pedagogy in Practice. Participants in Susan’s breakout group will develop and rehearse a repertoire of ethnographic tools that will foster the kind of community theological collaboration that inspires prophetic leadership in the midst of social challenges (e.g., pandemic woes, economic instability, political contentiousness, racial and ethnic injustice).
Ken Chitwood is the Fritz Thyssen Foundation Postdoctoral Researcher at the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies, Freie Universität Berlin and author of The Muslims of Latin America and the Caribbean. Participants in Ken’s breakout group will focus on how to expand their vision for how to use ethnographic practices in Christian ministry to include comparative theological efforts and interreligious encounters in a world ever more defined by the invitations and challenges of diversity and difference.
Fees: $15; Free for TST students
Details and Registration: https://uoft.me/cricevents/#ac-1247