Asbury University's Embrace Conference
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 to Wednesday, November 10, 2021

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You are invited on November 9-10, 2021, for Asbury University’s 4th annual Embrace Conference, where Grace-filled Reconciliation will be explored. How can we as Christians engage in grace-filled reconciliation? Racial injustices continue to be a part of our nation’s reality, and at Asbury we hope to engage this crucial conversation and learn together how to be reconcilers.

Paul reminds us in 2 Corinthians 5:17-19 of our calling to the ministry of reconciliation. We are invited to reconcile with God and with each other.

A key highlight of the event is Dr. Michael O. Emerson, professor and department head of Sociology at the University of Illinois Chicago.

“Few issues tear at the fabric of our Christianity and our nation like racial division and inequality,” he said. “The Embrace Conference stands to meet the challenge, believing in a better day.”  

Considered a leading national scholar on race and religion, he is widely published, including 15 books like the award-winning Divided by Faith and People of the Dream: Multiracial Congregations in the United States. Emerson’s work has been featured in hundreds of news outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, CNN, USA Today, and NPR. 

Embrace begins Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. with registration and concludes at 2 p.m. on Wednesday. 



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