LIBERAL RELIGIOUS EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION FALL CON 2010
New Orleans, Louisiana
October 22 – Monday, October 25, 2010
Please check our website for updated information
Transforming the Jericho Road
As the author Michael Eric Dyson reminds us in Come Hell or High Water, the power in the Good Samaritan story lies
in its transforming mindset –the "goodness” demonstrated by two people, a Jew and a Samaritan, born into and
accepting of their respective privilege and oppression, engaging beyond those expectations
on a lonely road to Jericho.
The goal of this
Conference is to demonstrate the links between religious education and social
justice by engaging the stories of post-Katrina New Orleans. This year’s conference uses a new format of community
engagement followed by small group reflection. Not only will we hear inclusive
stories of New Orleans but also we will connect
these stories to those we may not yet hear in our congregational communities –
what Quo Vadis Breaux and the people of New
Orleans call "lifting the veil.” New
Orleans is every city, with stories of beauty and hardship.
What do these stories tell us about our own communities and how do we learn and
act justly in the cities to which we return at the end of our time
a special invitation to our colleagues to join us in this important work of making
the road not only safe, but also just.
Presenters include but are not limited to:
Hilton New Orleans Riverside http://www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/MSYNHHH-Hilton-New-Orleans-Riverside-Louisiana/index.do
room rate for LREDA attendees is $149 plus tax per night for single and double
occupancy. Please check the LREDA
website to book the hotel at the discounted rate and register for the
your LREDA colleagues this October as we seek to learn how to make the Jericho Road not
only safer but just.
. . . I am tired of picking up people along
the Jericho Road.
I am tired of seeing people battered and bruised and bloody, injured and jumped
on, along the Jericho
Roads of life. This road is dangerous. I don't want to pick up anyone else
along this Jericho Road;
I want to fix... the Jericho Road.
I want to pave the Jericho Road,
add street lights to the Jericho
Road; make the Jericho Road safe (for passage) by
— (Dr. Martin Luther
King to Andrew Young as reported by John Hope Bryant 1/13/2010)