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10/22/2010 to 10/25/2010
When: 10/22/2010
Where: Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Two Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA  70130
United States
Contact: Cindy Leitner

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New Orleans, Louisiana

Friday, October 22 – Monday, October 25, 2010

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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 together?

We extend 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:

Conference Hotel

Hilton New Orleans Riverside The 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 conference:

Join 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 everybody..."

— (Dr. Martin Luther King to Andrew Young as reported by John Hope Bryant 1/13/2010)

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