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CSEE Member Schools: $225
If you would like to join for the pre-event activities, please select this session when registering. There is no additional charge, but we would like to have a headcount for planning purposes. Thank you!
Though this event will start in earnest on Tuesday, we invite participants to join us a day early in Atlanta to explore sites. Please see the agenda below.
Join Chaplains of religious and secular schools for discussion, reflection, resource-sharing and camaraderie. The theme for this event is doing meaningful chaplaincy work in pluralistic schools. As our schools grow more diverse, and some more international, are we doing the best work we can to serve students of various faith traditions? If your school has a strong background in one faith tradition, what challenges might lie in making sure that students of other traditions are cared for and spiritually nurtured?
Tuesday's Keynote Speaker will be Beth-Sarah Wright, Ph.D., Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Emory School of Medicine, Director of Enrollment Management at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School and wife of a former Chaplain / current Episcopal Bishop of Atlanta. (see her website)
Wednesday's Keynote will be Deanna Ferree Womack, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History of Religions and Multifaith Relations at Emory University. Womack's work is committed to interreligious understanding, Christian-Muslim dialogue, and American-Arab relations. (See bio here)
Monday, Pre-Event (no charge)
12:30pm - Gather in the Hilton Atlanta Airport Hotel lobby to proceed to Martin Luther King Sites - self-tour
3:00 - Group prayer at the Ebenezer Baptist Church
6:00 - Social at hotel bar
Suggested list of nearby restaurants will be provided to dine as one big group, or in smaller groups.
Tuesday Event, Woodward School
8:30 - Registration (breakfast on your own)
8:45 - Welcome & Opening Prayer
9:15 - Care of the Caretaker - Beth-Sarah Wright, Ph.D.
11:00 - Panel Discussing Care of the Chaplain
12:00 - Lunch
1:30 - Conversation groups: chapel/ communal worship/ inter-faith prayer, etc.
2:30 - Group report back
2:45 - Student panel, what is it like being a “religious minority”
6:00 - Social and Dinner at Woodward
9:00 - Spiritual Care of the Muslim Student - Deanna Ferree Womack, Ph.D., Emory University
11:00 - Worship
12:00 - Lunch
1:00 - Providing for all religions: Where the rubber hits the road
1:45 - Conversational groups: topics determined by participants
3:00 - Wrap
Meals included with the registration fee are two hot lunches (Tuesday and Wednesday), and a sit-down dinner (Tuesday). Breakfasts, and lunch and dinner for the pre-event, are not provided.
Woodward Academy is ten minutes from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Many hotels offer airport shuttles, and hotels are very close to the school.
Woodward recommends these hotels with airport shuttles:
Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites, Atlanta Airport North
1380 Virginia Ave, Atlanta, 30344
Hilton Atlanta Airport
1031 Virginia Ave, Atlanta, 30344
Please see CSEE's Event Policy to learn more about cancellations and refunds.