011115 - DECATUR, GA -- The Holy Bible (left), the Holy Qur'an (center) and Tanakh the Holy Scriptures. Books are Courtesy of Pitts Theology Library of Emory University. File photos
Photo: RENEE' HANNANS/AJC staff
Photo: RENEE' HANNANS/AJC staff

Emory conference focuses on preparing the next generation of ministers

Four diverse  religious voices will explore  the  practices of vibrant faith communities during a free public interfaith panel discussion at Emory’s Candler School of Theology.

The panel will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday in the university’s Cannon Chapel. 

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Panelists include Abdullah Antepli, chief representative of Muslim Affairs at Duke University; author, speaker and scholar Diana Butler Bass; and author, speaker and activist Brian McLaren. 

Robert M. Franklin Jr.
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Robert M. Franklin Jr., Candler’s Laney Professor of Moral Leadership, will moderate the panel. 

 The event is open to the public, with no registration required. . 

 The event is part of a three-day conference observing  15 years of Emory’s Initiative in Religious Practices and Practical Theology. 

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One of the central points of the conference is the question: “Who will prepare the next generation of ministers?” 

 The initiative focuses on educating a new generation of teachers and researchers—those who will prepare future ministers.

The discussion also will be available to view via live stream

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