With the pages of 2018 still fresh with opportunities for a new beginning, the Lansing Lee Conference promises to equip attendees with the tools necessary for civil discourse. At a time when the Pew Research Center reveals Republicans and Democrats are now further apart ideologically than at any point in more than two decades, the conference promises to bridge the gap by equipping attendees with the skills necessary to make a difference.
Held March 16-18, the event is presented in collaboration with the Washington National Cathedral, The Center for Speaking & Listening at Sewanee: The University of the South, and the Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations.
Be a Voice for Positive Change
The Rev. Canon Jan Cope, Provost of the Washington National Cathedral, says, “We at Washington National Cathedral believe that Jesus came among us to reconcile us to one another and to God, and our calling is to foster reconciliation among all people regardless of party, creed, race, gender, orientation or status. That work of reconciliation begins with dialogue and conversations — even, and especially, when we don’t agree. When we start to see one another as God sees us — as beloved children of God — reconciliation can become a reality.”
Members of the United States House of Representatives—including Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) and Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA)—join nationally recognized voices from The Episcopal Church for this three-day event that focuses on creating an atmosphere of cooperation and collaboration.
Gain New Skills for Effective Listening and Dialogue
During the conference, attendees have the opportunity begin the day with a special meditative lake walk followed by contemplative morning prayer in the Chapel of the Transfiguration.
Friday evening begins the gathering with a special Eucharist led by The Right Reverend Robert C. Wright, 10th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta.
Saturday boasts a full day of activities. The Reverend Canon Chuck Robertson, Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Ministry Beyond The Episcopal Church, leads a presentation on Conflict Management. An open panel discussion featuring members of the United States House of Representatives and leaders from the Episcopal Church promises a morning full of informative and intelligent conversation.
After lunch, the learning continues with more panel discussions and small group activities. In the evening, there is time to practice vulnerable conversation and holy listening followed by a compline service in the chapel.
Reserve Your Place Now
Limited space is still available for this transformative conference. Reservations are available online now.