Religion and the Common Good: 2020 Henderson Summer Leadership Conference

May 31, 2020 - June 3, 2020
Full conference registration fee and meals: $250 One-day registration fee including meals: $95 Group registration: Church/ministry groups who register three people to attend the full conference will receive the fourth registrant for free. Please e-mail [email protected] to receive this discount; we will register your group. Lodging is not included in the conference registration fee.
616 North Highland Avenue

May 31-June 3, 2020


What would happen if religion were reclaimed as a mechanism for advancing the common good? Learn to mine your own tradition and collaborate across religious difference for the wellbeing of your community during the 79th year of this annual retreat.

Sunday, May 31, 2020

6:30-7:00 p.m. Registration

7:00-9:00 p.m. Film and Discussion

Monday, June 1, 2020

8:30-9:00 a.m. Registration

9:00-9:45 a.m. Opening Worship

9:45-10:00 a.m. Coffee Break

10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Plenary Session: “The First Amendment and Religious Freedom”

12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:15-2:45 p.m. Session 1 Workshops: “Faith Engagement in the World”

2:45-3:00 p.m. Break

3:00-4:30 p.m. Session 2 Workshops: “Faith Engagement in the World”

5:00-7:00 p.m. Dinner / Break

7:00 -9:00 p.m. Henderson Lecture on Church and Ministry with Valarie Kaur ~ FREE AND OPEN TO PUBLIC

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

8:30-9:00 a.m. Registration

9:00-9:45 a.m. Morning Worship

9:45-10:00 a.m. Break

10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Plenary Session with Valarie Kaur: “Revolutionary Love”

12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:15-2:45 p.m. Plenary Session: “Interfaith Issues and the Common Good”

2:45-3:00 p.m. Break

3:00-4:30 p.m.  Workshops: “Sacred Text and Practices”

5:00-7:00 p.m. Dinner / Break

7:00-9:00 p.m. Panel Discussion: TBD

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

8:30-9:00 a.m. Registration

9:00-10:30 a.m. Panel Discussion: TBD

10:30-10:45 a.m. Break

10:45-11:30 a.m. Closing Prayer

11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Lunch and Farewells/Departure

Keynote Speaker

Valarie Kaur, Founder of The Revolutionary Love Project, Civil Rights Activist and Documentary Filmmaker