Practical Matters Conference: Gregory C. Ellison, II

At the Practical Matters conference at Emory University in March 2018, four graduates of Emory’s Initiative in Religious Practices and Practical Theology shared their “big idea” for the study of religious practices. Practical Matters Journal is proud to publish each of these videos in full, including one by Rev. Dr. Gregory C. Ellison, below.

Author of Fearless Dialogues: A New Movement for Justice and founder of a nonprofit organization by the same name, Ellison poses difficult questions about the future of a world if we could see and hear those “who are screaming from the shadows.” Embodying the vulnerability that he invites, Ellison interweaves his research and his biography with audience participation in order to discuss and perform a fearless dialogue. This is a conversation that is deeply emotional, fiercely passionate, and lovingly open to see and hear those who are different from us.

By Gregory C. Ellison, II
Gregory Ellison is Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling at Candler School of Theology, Emory University.