inhabit conference 2013

Inhabit Conference

The mission of the Inhabit conference is to inspire racial unity by bringing together Wheaton College students, faculty, and staff along with local churches and local Christian organizations to respond to the challenge of promoting racial unity in the body of Christ: That they all may be one (John 17:20-23).


Inhabit: Building Christian Unity

This conference is designed to explore the pattern and potential of racial and ethnic inclusivity in the body of Christ.  Together we want to advance a conversation about the ways that grace, love, compassion, justice, and inclusion are expressed in Christian community.  We hope to answer questions like these: How do we imagine inhabiting the multicultural reality of the Kingdom of God? How should Christians pursue racial unity?


  • keynotes from distinguished Christian thinkers on diversity in the church
  • concurrent workshops led by scholars and church leaders
  • DEFAMATION, a play that illuminates our common perceptions about race, religion and class through a courtroom encounter
  • a community art project
  • an evening concert performance by the Harlem Gospel Choir.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Bryan Loritts 
  • Sam Rodriguez
  • Mark Noll
  • George Marsden
  • John Fea
  • Robyn Afrik
  • Wayne Gordon

(We regret that Tony Evans, who was originally scheduled to keynote for this conference, had to decline due to a family emergency.)

For any additional information about the Inhabit conference, please contact Student Activities at (630)752-5181 or

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