News headlines and social media posts show the U.S. a divided nation, and religion is one of the fault lines. The divisions surface between practitioners of different religious traditions, within religious traditions, and between the religious and non-religious. One way to heal these rifts is equipping ourselves to tell our own stories and learn to listen to the stories of others with clarity, charity, and hospitality. This conference will provide training in, and a forum for, storytelling and story-listening across differences in core commitments. Students from all perspectives and institutions are invited to attend and to refine their skills in dialogue on their campuses and in their wider communities.

Supported by a generous grant from the Interfaith Youth Core.

UST sponsoring offices: Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith LearningMuslim Christian Dialogue Center, and Office for Spirituality

Photo ©Interfaith Youth Core, used with their permission

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2018
Friday, February 23rd
12:30 PM

Dakota Sacred Sites Tour

Jim Bear Jacobs, Healing Minnesota Stories
Robert "Bob" Klanderud

12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Rev. Jim Bear Jacobs

Bob Klanderud

7:00 PM

Opening Plenary: The Power of Story: Journeys of the Diverse, Devout, and Nones

Javier Morillo
Ward Rubrecht
Christy Marie Kent

Woulfe Alumni Hall, Anderson Student Center 378

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Saturday, February 24th
10:00 AM

Breakout Session A (cycle 1): Sacred Listening for the Sake of Compassion

Diane Millis Ph.D.

McNeely Hall

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Diane M. Millis, PhD

Breakout Session B (cycle 1): My Land, Your Land, Our Land: Moving into One Another’s Stories

Joan Haan
Dominic Longo Ph.D., University of St. Thomas
Amy Poppinga Ph.D., Bethel University

McNeely Hall

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Breakout Session C (cycle 1): Dive In: The Nuts and Bolts of Successfully Sharing Your Story

Allison Broeren

McNeely Hall

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Allison Broeren

Breakout Session D (cycle 1): Conflict in Interfaith Storytelling: How to Build Respectful Relationships Amidst Disagreement

Becca Hartman-Pickerill, Interfaith Youth Core
Leah Nadal, Interfaith Youth Core

McNeely Hall

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

11:45 AM

Lunch Plenary: Faitheist: How an Atheist Found Common Ground with Believers, and Why Interfaith Stories can Change the World

Chris Stedman

McNeely Hall, room 100

11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

Chris Stedman

1:30 PM

Breakout Session A (cycle 2): Sacred Listening for the Sake of Compassion

Diane Millis Ph.D.

McNeely Hall

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Diane M. Millis, PhD

Breakout Session B (cycle 2): My Land, Your Land, Our Land: Moving into One Another’s Stories

Joan Haan
Dominic Longo Ph.D., University of St. Thomas
Amy Poppinga Ph.D., Bethel University

McNeely Hall

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Breakout Session C (cycle 2): Dive In: The Nuts and Bolts of Successfully Sharing Your Story

Allison Broeren

McNeely Hall

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Allison Broeren

Breakout Session D (cycle 2): Conflict in Interfaith Storytelling: How to Build Respectful Relationships Amidst Disagreement

Becca Hartman-Pickerill, Interfaith Youth Core
Leah Nadal, Interfaith Youth Core

McNeely Hall

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

3:30 PM

Closing Plenary: Building a Vibrant Democracy with Stories

Rev. Curtiss DeYoung Ph.D., Minnesota Council of Churches
Fardosa Hassan, Augsburg University
Jim Bear Jacobs, Healing Minnesota Stories

McNeely Hall, room 100

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM