Previous Conference 2018: Hope Today

Hope Today

JUNE 4 – 6, 2018


In a world of heightened anxieties and dangers, this conference proposes to return to the basics of Christian hope. What is Christian hope? What are its grounds? How is it a virtue for human living? And in the midst of our many divisions, what does hope mean, not only in the world, but in the Church? How does Christian hope impact the lives we live today?
The 2018 CCET conference “Hope Today” will begin Monday evening, June 4, and continue to Wednesday noon, June 6. It is especially designed for clergy and lay people who are theologically interested but not necessarily theological experts. Registration includes admission to all sessions plus the conference banquet on Tuesday evening. Reasonably priced (and convenient to the conference) dorm accommodations are available.


Carolyn Chau, Western University
The ways of perishing and the practice of hope

Elizabeth Agnew Cochran, Duquesne University
Hope as a Political Virtue: Reconsidering Jonathan Edwards for American Christians

David Elliot, Catholic University of America
Hope as a virtue

Wesley Hill, Trinity School for Ministry
The role of hope in Christian friendship

Willie James Jennings, Yale Divinity School
Race, ecumenism, and the hope for church unity

Peter Leithart, Theopolis Institute
Eucharistic hope

David Yeago, Trinity School for Ministry
Banquet speaker