Disaster and Resilience: Congregations as Resource and Refuge

Climate change brings many challenges to our planet, one of which is the increased incidence and intensity of natural disasters, such as damages caused by storms, hurricanes, flooding, and drought. How specifically can congregations respond, helping to meet the physical and spiritual needs of our members and communities? Join us for the third annual THecology Conference! STH Basement, Oxnam and Hartman Rooms Earns 1/2 Continuing Education Credit for Clergy Session One: The Phases of Disasters and Congregational Relief Organizations (UMCOR, Lutheran Disaster Relief) Speakers: Mr. David A. Stackpole, UMVIM Coordinator for New England Conference of the United Methodist Church Patsy A. Glista, Assistant to the Bishop for Operations, Upstate NY Synod – ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) Session Two: Practical Skills During and After Natural Disasters Speakers: Tamarleigh Grenfell, Primitive Skills Student Mimi Magee, Southern Maine Community Organizations; United Methodist Pastor Session Three: How Congregations Can Provide Healing Theology and Liturgy Following Disasters Speakers: Elizabeth Parsons, Lecturer, Boston University School of Theology Michelle Walsh, Doctoral Candidate, Boston University School of Theology Cosponsored by the STH Alum Office Email zawn@bu.edu to register $25 (Free to Students) Lunch Included

Speaker(s): David Stackpole; Patsy Glista; Tamarleigh Grenfell; Mimi Magee; Elizabeth Parsons; Michelle Walsh
Saturday, Mar 23, 2013 at 10:00am until 4:30pm on Saturday, Mar 23, 2013
Register by 3/22/2013.
STH (Basement - Hartman and Oxnam)
Open to General Public
Admission Fees
Student, BU $0.00
Student, non-BU $0.00
Faculty/Staff $25.00
Senior Citizen $25.00
General Public $25.00
More Info https://sites.google.com/site/busththecology/thecology-conferences/thecology-conference-2013
School of Theology
Tallessyn Grenfell-Lee
Boston University