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Remind & Renew Conference

January 27, 2021 - January 28, 2021


In response to the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre and the history of conquest and genocide of Native Americans/Indians throughout this region, Remind &Renew 2021 will focus on the violence and trauma perpetrated against African Americans and Native Americans/Indigenous/Indians of this region of the United States of America.

As Indian Territory and Beulah Land for founding more than 50 Black Towns, Oklahoma and Kansas have long histories of perpetrating racial violence that have resulted in trauma being inscribed on communities and embodied within families.  Our three speakers will discuss the religious and theological dimensions of conquered bodies and destroyed lives along with the spiritual, psychological, social, and physical dynamics of intergenerational trauma.

Because of the global pandemic, Remind & Renew will be online with both recorded and live presentations using an online conference platform called Whova. This service also allows R&R attendees to meet in their own live small groups. While it’s not the same as getting together with friends and colleagues over lunch or dinner, the hope is gatherings can happen remotely. When you register for Remind & Renew, you’ll get more information on how to use Whova, including its smartphone app.


  • Laurel C. Schneider, Professor of Religious Studies, Religion and Culture, Vanderbilt University
  • Lee H. Butler, Jr., Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dean, and William Tabbernee Professor of the History of Religions and Africana Pastoral Theology, Phillips Theological Seminary
  • George “Tink” Tinker, Professor Emeritus, The Iliff School of Theology

Panel Moderator:

Peter Capretto, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care and Culture, Phillips Theological Seminary

Worship:  There will be two worship services and one morning meditation. Preachers for Remind & Renew 2021 are Frank Thomas and Nancy Claire Pittman.

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January 27, 2021
January 28, 2021
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Phillips Theological Seminary