Loving Your Neighbor 2020

Introduction

Join Us for an all-online Loving Your Neighbor Conference 2020 (LYN2020)

Calvin Seminary invites you to its third biennial Loving Your Neighbor Conference, which will be streamed online July 6-7, 2020.


This year's conference is titled "Forming Citizens Of God's Kingdom In Prison And Upon Reentry" and will provide information on the current state of the North American prison system, biblical insight regarding care for the incarcerated, a look into the Calvin Prison Initiative (CPI), and practical ideas for ministering to the incarcerated, those reentering society, and their families.

This year’s conference theme has special significance. Five years ago, in response to God's command to love our neighbor, Calvin Seminary and Calvin University partnered to launch the Calvin Prison Initiative (CPI). In 2020, the CPI conferred its first Bachelor's degrees to 18 students at the Handlon Correctional Facility in Ionia, Michigan. Join us for LYN2020 as we consider and celebrate the momentous achievement of those graduating students.


We believe each person is created in the image of God. And regardless of who they are or what they've done, each deserves dignity and respect.


Keynote Speaker

Reverend Dominique DuBois Gilliard

Director of Racial Righteousness and Reconciliation for the Evangelical Covenant Church

The keynote speaker for LYN2020 is Reverend Dominique DuBois Gilliard, who is the Director of Racial Righteousness and Reconciliation for the Evangelical Covenant Church. He is the author of Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice that Restores, which won a 2018 Book of the Year Award for InterVarsity Press and was named Outreach Magazine’s Social Issues Resource of the Year. Gilliard also serves as an adjunct professor at North Park Theological Seminary and is on the board of directors for the Christian Community Development Association. In 2015, the Huffington Post named him one of the “Black Christian Leaders Changing the World."

Additional Details

This conference will also include a presentation by Calvin University's Director of the CPI, Todd Cioffi, a panel discussion with CPI faculty moderated by Dr. Gary Burge, an interview with the Warden of the Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility, DeWayne Burton, and testimonials from CPI students.

We invite pastors, ministry leaders, lay church members, students, and others interested in prison reform and reentry to participate in this conference. We encourage you to browse additional details via links provided in the menu on the left side of this page.

Schedule

Upcoming Events

July 6th

1-1:45pm1-1:45pm Welcome and Opening Worship. Devotion by John Rottman, Lisa DeYoung

1-1:45pm


1-1:45pm Welcome and Opening Worship. Devotion by John Rottman, Lisa DeYoung
1-1:45pm1-1:45pm Welcome and Opening Worship. Devotion by John Rottman, Lisa DeYoung
1-1:45pm1-1:45pm Welcome and Opening Worship. Devotion by John Rottman, Lisa DeYoung
1-1:45pm1-1:45pm Welcome and Opening Worship. Devotion by John Rottman, Lisa DeYoung
1-1:45pm1-1:45pm Welcome and Opening Worship. Devotion by John Rottman, Lisa DeYoung

July 7th

1-1:45pm1-1:45pm Welcome and Opening Worship. Devotion by John Rottman, Lisa DeYoung
1-1:45pm1-1:45pm Welcome and Opening Worship. Devotion by John Rottman, Lisa DeYoung
1-1:45pm1-1:45pm Welcome and Opening Worship. Devotion by John Rottman, Lisa DeYoung
1-1:45pm1-1:45pm Welcome and Opening Worship. Devotion by John Rottman, Lisa DeYoung
1-1:45pm1-1:45pm Welcome and Opening Worship. Devotion by John Rottman, Lisa DeYoung
1-1:45pm1-1:45pm Welcome and Opening Worship. Devotion by John Rottman, Lisa DeYoung
1-1:45pm1-1:45pm Welcome and Opening Worship. Devotion by John Rottman, Lisa DeYoung
1-1:45pm1-1:45pm Welcome and Opening Worship. Devotion by John Rottman, Lisa DeYoung
1-1:45pm1-1:45pm Welcome and Opening Worship. Devotion by John Rottman, Lisa DeYoung
1-1:45pm1-1:45pm Welcome and Opening Worship. Devotion by John Rottman, Lisa DeYoung
1-1:45pm1-1:45pm Welcome and Opening Worship. Devotion by John Rottman, Lisa DeYoung

Register

Online Registration

To register for this online only conference, please complete the form below.

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Note: to participate in LYN 2020, you must have a cell phone, tablet, or computer that is connected to the internet. Calvin Seminary will not be able to provide or assist with technical details related to hardware, software, and/or internet connectivity.

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