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Oklahoma City University Hosts Social Justice Symposium

By Rod Jones Modified: February 21, 2013 at 12:38 pm •  Published: February 21, 2013

Bergdall earned his PhD in International Development at the University of Wales for research on participatory evaluation. He became a faculty member of the Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) Institute at Northwestern University in 2005. He has worked in community organization and asset management with the ecumenical Institute, CARE, and Habitat for Humanity in Africa, the Middle East, the Balkans and the Philippines.

Meyers is the author of five books — a textbook on preaching titled “With Ears to Hear: Preaching as Self-Persuasion”; “Morning Sun on a White Piano: Simple Pleasures and the Sacramental Life,” which was endorsed by journalist Bill Moyers; “The Virtue in the Vice: Finding Seven Lively Virtues in the Seven Deadly Sins,” endorsed by Desmond Tutu; and “Why the Christian Right is Wrong: A Minister’s Manifesto for Taking Back Your Faith, Your Flag, and Your Future.” His latest book is titled “Saving Jesus from the Church: How to Stop Worshiping Christ and Start Following Jesus.”

The symposium is co-sponsored by the Oikos Scholars Program and the Social & Ecological Responsibility Initiative at OCU, VOICE Oklahoma City and the Institute of Cultural Affairs in the USA.

For more information or to register, contact professor Joe Meinhart at or (405) 208-5704.