Almost missed this one... Reba Place Fellowship in Evanston, IL (north burbs) is hosting a conference entitled Cynicism & Hope: Reclaiming Discipleship in a Post-Democratic Society on November 2-3.
Cost is $40 or $30 for students.
They describe the conference as follows:
How do we live out God's call to prophetic witness in an apathetic and disempowered society?You can see a list of speakers and workshops as well as register at the conference website.
How can we learn from others who have remained faithful to Jesus' radical call in the midst of failure?
How can art, prayer and other forms of everyday resistance nourish our hope for the kingdom of God?
Join academics, activists and members of our communities as they share their work through the lens of cynicism and hope. Our vision is to provide a space for frustrated, justice-minded Christians who, like us, feel trapped by the current political situation but long to be part of meaningful action for change.