Reconciliation and Forgiveness: The True Roots of Security and Preparedness with L. Gregory Jones speaking at the 2007 Chautauqua Institution Summer Program.
The opening years of the 21st century have provided stark examples of the need to be prepared for terrorist attacks, possible pandemic health threats and devastating natural disasters. How do individuals and governments decide on personal safety and security measures while maintaining an open civil society that is democratic? What are our sources of intelligence and our techniques for analysis and predictions? Speakers will consider the issues of privacy vs. preventive knowledge and action, the responsibilities of government, and the rights of citizens- Chautauqua Institution
L. Gregory Jones
Dean of Duke Divinity School, L. Gregory Jones is an ordained United Methodist pastor and a widely recognized scholar and church leader on such issues as forgiveness and reconciliation, strengthening the church and its ministry, and ecumenical dialogue. Under his leadership, Duke Divinity School has recently established The Center for Reconciliation in order to "advance God's mission of reconciliation in a divided world." Author or editor of 13 books, including the acclaimed Embodying Forgiveness, he writes a regular column, "Faith Matters," for The Christian Century magazine, for which he is also an editor-at-large. Dean Jones also has published more than 100 articles in a variety of publications, and for 10 years he was co-editor of Modern Theology, a scholarly journal published by Blackwells in Oxford, England, for which he currently serves as an associate editor.
Greg Jones has preached and lectured in major pulpits and at annual conferences across the country. He has also delivered numerous distinguished lectureships at colleges and universities. In addition, he has provided significant leadership for many pastors' schools and other continuing education events for laity and clergy. He and his wife, the Rev. Susan Pendleton Jones, have written several units for The United Methodist Publishing House's new "Living the Good Life Together" series. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton, as well as president of the Association of United Methodist Theological Schools.