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Becoming Beloved Community

November 1, 2023 - November 2, 2023

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The Bushnell University Board of Trustees and Office of the President are pleased to introduce Becoming Beloved Community, a two-day symposium on racial reconciliation from a biblical perspective. A thoughtful and award-winning panel of guest speakers will guide us through experiences that will inform our worldview, advise our advocacy, and inspire our passion for unity.

A series of free campus and community events exploring biblical perspectives on racial reconciliation with special guests:

Rasool Berry and Lisa Fields

Creators of the award-winning documentary “Juneteenth: Faith & Freedom”


Bishop Claude Alexander and Mac Pier

Co-authors of Required: God’s Call to Justice, Mercy, and Humility to Overcome Racial Division (2021).


Schedule of Events

Wednesday, November 1st

12 – 1:30pm — City Gospel Movement: The strategic and long-term effect of churches and Christian leaders working TOGETHER for kingdom impact @ Bushnell University. Separate registration is required for this lunch, click here. 

7 – 8:30pm — Juneteenth: Faith & Freedom Community Screening @ Venue 252 *

Thursday, November 2nd

1 – 2:30pm — Continuing the conversation with local Churches @ Bushnell University

6 – 7:30pm — Continuing the conversation with our Community @ Venue 252 *


*Limited seating. Registration is required to save your seat for the evening events. On campus afternoon events do not require registration. To register for the City Gospel Movement lunch please use this link and register with One Hope.


The Conversation Continues

Chi Rho Lectures – November 10-12, 2023

Hosted at Central Lutheran Church 1857 Potter St., Eugene, OR Martin Luther King’s Letter of Paul to American Christians: Rediscovering a Neglected Classic. A weekend of Study with Rev. Dr. Shively T. J. Smith & Dr. Margaret Mitchell at Central Lutheran Church. Chi Rho Lectures are free and open to all, in person and online. Click here to learn more.

God’s Global Story – February 27-29, 2024

Dr. Vince Bantu is the Assistant Professor of Church History and Black Church Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary. Bushnell is pursuing meaningful conversations about how the Gospel nurtures present and future hopes of, in the words of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, “the creation of the Beloved Community.” It is in this spirit, and with this hope, that we continue Bushnell’s commitment to calling and Christ-centered reconciliation in the invitation of Dr. Bantu to campus. More information to come.


    Events are free. Limited seating is available. Registration is required to reserve your seat at these important events.
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November 1, 2023
November 2, 2023
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Venue 252
252 Lawrence Street
Eugene, OR 97401
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