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Citizenship: Faith, the Liberal Arts, and the Formation of Citizens

Lee University, September 21-22, 2018

We are excited about this year's Lee Symposium, which will consider issues connected to the idea of citizenship.

Since the end of World War II, citizenship in the United States has increasingly become intertwined with Christianity, in ways that have sometimes become problematic. We will consider such issues as the dual citizenship of Christians in a modern nation (with our potentially rival allegiances to the kingdom of God/the nation), the qualities and responsibilities of both kinds of citizens, and the connection between citizenship and church-related liberal arts education. That is, how SHOULD we be forming or training students as citizens? How do we accomplish that? How effective are our efforts? What kind of citizens are we sending out into the nation, the world, and the kingdom?

The full program may be found on the "program" page. In the tradition of the Maryville Symposium that laid the foundation for this current annual meeting, it will include four plenary sessions plus a summary. The plenary sessions will include formal responses, and all sessions will allow time for thorough discussion.

Registration is now closed. If you have already registered to join us, we look forward to a weekend of meaningful discussion among an excellent community.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Jason Ward (jward@leeuniversity.edu, 423-614-8367).