Thurman Reconciliation Initiatives
__________ Interfaith Resources for Social Change
P.O. Box 5925 ▪ Atlanta, GA 31107
TRI . . .
Advancing the 21st century legacy of Howard & Sue Bailey Thurman who mentored a new generation of leaders in nonviolent social change.
Among the first to consult Gandhi about U.S. racism the Thurmans returned to foster national change and reconciliation initiatives including the Fellowship Church for All Peoples.
Goals and Services
Research | Assessments | Design | Designing reconciliation programs, forums, and formats for community organizations, schools, civic, business and religious groups
Evaluations | Education | Facilitations Conducting dialogue groups, mediation events, & reconciliation processes for diverse ethnic, religious & professional groups
Thurman Scholars Network
Walter E. Fluker, Editor, Howard Thurman Papers Project & Martin Luther King, Jr. Prof. of Ethical Leadership, Boston Univ. School of Theology www.bu.edu/sth/academics/faculty/walter-e-fluker
Vincent G. Harding, Emeritus Professor of Religion & Social Transformation, Iliff School of Theology & Co-founder/Chair, Veterans of Hope Project www.veteransofhope.org/blog.php
Mozella G. Mitchell, Univ. South Florida Religious Studies Dept. & author, Spiritual Dynamics of Howard Thurman’s Theology http://religious-studies.usf.edu/faculty/mmitchell
Alton B. Pollard, III, Dean, Howard Univ. Divinity School & consulting editor of the Howard Thurman Papers Project http://husd.dst01.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=139&Itemid=214
Luther E. Smith, Jr., Candler School of Theology Professor of Church and Community (Emory Univ.) & author, Howard Thurman: Essential Writings, and Howard Thurman: The Mystic as Prophet http://candler.emory.edu/faculty/faculty-bios/smith.cfm
consults with groups and organizations to foster faith-based resources for conflict transformation and social change.
networks with a diversity of scholars and practitioners engaged in conflict resolution, intergroup reconciliation, diversity training and violence reduction.
discovers reconciliation resources for religious communities consistent with each tradition’s own social justice ideals & teachings.
Abdullahi An-Na’im, Candler Prof. of Law, Emory University Law School www.law.emory.edu/faculty/faculty-profiles/abdullahi-ahmed-an-naim.html | http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdullahi_Ahmed_An-Na%27im
Cynthia Mahmood, Prof. (engaged anthropology), Anthropology Dept., Notre Dame http://anthropology.nd.edu/faculty-staff/mahmood_cynthia/index.shtml | http://sikhchic.com/article-detail.php?cat=21&id=817
Marc Gopin, Prof., World Religions, Diplomacy & Conflict Resolution; Director, Center for World Religions, Diplomacy & Conflict Resolution, George Mason University http://scar.gmu.edu/marc-gopin | http://www.marcgopin.com/about/
Contact the Convener
Theophus “Thee” Smith, Assoc. Professor of Religion, Emory University