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Politics and The Chaplain
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4/8/2019 to 4/10/2019
When: April 8-10, 2019
Where: Deerfield Academy
7 Boyden Ln
Deerfield, Massachusetts  01342
United States


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Registration

CSEE Member Schools: $250
Non-Members: $425

If you would like to join for the pre-event or post-event activities, please select these sessions when registering. The additional charge for the pre-event is $40 for dinner at the Deerfield Inn.

 

Target Audience

This event is for Chaplains or those responsible for similar duties at their schools. Those serving any grade levels between K-12 welcome.

 

About

Join Chaplains of religious and secular schools for discussion, reflection, resource-sharing and camaraderie. This year's theme is "Politics and the Chaplain."

There will be an optional pre-conference, with the $40 charge covering the cost of dinner. It will be time for participants who arrive the day before to gather and tour historic Deerfield, the Candle Factory, and spend time with colleagues over dinner at the Historic Deerfield Inn. 

 

Key Presentations

Session 1: Listening to Hear

with Joel Lohr, President of Hartford Seminary

 

Session 2: Cultural Competencies and Sustained Dialogue 

with Marjorie Young, Director of Inclusion and Community Life at Deerfield Academy
& Margarita Curtis, Head of School at Deerfield Academy

 

Session 3: Panel Discussion

with Heather Blais, Rector at Episcopal Church of St. James & St. Andrew in Greenfield, MA
& Annette McDermott, Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life at Mount Holyoke College
& Matilda Rose Cantwell, Director of the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life and College Chaplain at Smith College

 

Session 4: Student Panel: One Community, Many Voices

 

Session 5: Topic TBD

with Kanji Ruhl, Buddhist Chaplain/Advisor at Harvard Univ, Yale Univ, Deerfield Academy; Minister in the Zen Peacemaker practice
& Rabbi Andrea Cohen-Kiener, Rabbi at Temple Israel Greenfield, Author and Activist

 

Agenda

Monday, April 8, 1pm - evening:  Pre-Event  (Optional - $40, includes dinner)

All pre-events are optional and participants are welcome to take advantage of any portion of the day. RSVP so that we have a headcount and adequate transportation for the activities. Please also


1pm to 3pm - The Kringle Candle Experience (Transportation provided. Meet at the Deerfield Inn.)

2:30pm to 3:30pm - Open Swim Available in the Deerfield Academy Pool 

4pm to 6pm - Historic Deerfield's Hidden History: Slavery, Christianity and Political Power in 18th Century Deerfield and New England (Walk tour. Meet at the Deerfield Inn.)

7pm to 8pm - Dinner at the Deerfield Inn

8pm to 9pm - Banish Misfortune (Traditional Irish Music) at the Deerfield Inn

 

Tuesday, April 9 - CSEE Conference

6am to 7am - Optional: Morning Yoga, or Fitness Center can be accessed; Hikes and/or walks/runs can be recommended

7am to 9am - Breakfast Available (Deerfield Academy Dining Hall)

8:30am - Registration / Welcome from Bob Mattingly, CSEE

9am to 11:30am - Session 1: Listening to Hear

• Joel Lohr, President of Hartford Seminary

11:30am to 12:30pm - Session 2: Cultural Competencies and Sustained Dialogue 

• Marjorie Young, Director of Inclusion and Community Life at Deerfield Academy
• Margarita Curtis, Head of School at Deerfield Academy

12:30pm to 2pm - Lunch (Deerfield Academy Dining Hall)

2pm to 3:30pm - Session 3: Panel Discussion

• Heather Blais, Rector at Episcopal Church of St. James & St. Andrew in Greenfield, MA
• Annette McDermott, Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life at Mount Holyoke College
• Matilda Rose Cantwell, Director of the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life and College Chaplain at Smith College

3:45 to 4:45pm - Session 4: Student Panel: One Community, Many Voices

5:00 to 6:00pm - Optional: Community Yoga in the Athletic Center OR Optional: Walk the Small Loop in Old Deerfield and/or Happy Hour at the Deerfield Inn

7:00pm - Dinner at the Deerfield Inn 

8:30 to 9:30pm - Optional: Kirtan with Shubalananda and Friends (Join this American sadhu for his band's unique bluesy style of kirtan, a musical Indian meditative call and response practice)

 

Wednesday, April 10 - CSEE Conference 

6:30am to 7:30am - Optional: Water Aerobics in the Deerfield Academy Pool

7:30am to 8:30am - Optional: Morning Swim / Fitness Center can be Accessed; Hikes and/or walks/runs can be recommended

7am to 9am - Breakfast Available (Deerfield Academy Dining Hall)

9am to 10:30am - Session 5: Topic TBD

• Kanji Ruhl, Buddhist Chaplain/Advisor at Harvard Univ, Yale Univ, Deerfield Academy; Minister in the Zen Peacemaker practice

• Rabbi Andrea Cohen-Kiener, Rabbi at Temple Israel Greenfield, Author and Activist

10:45am to 11:45am - Session 6: Open Forum

• Conference Participants

12 - Lunch (Deerfield Academy Dining Hall)

Departure from Deerfield Academy

  

 

Travel / Accommodations

Deerfield Academy is located in western Massachusetts, in the historic town of Deerfield. We have a block of rooms for those wishing to stay overnight at the Historic Deerfield Inn. The cost is $180 per night, available Sunday, April 7th, Monday, April 8th, and Tuesday, April 9th. To reserve an overnight room, please call the main Inn number (413.774.5587) and use the code "DARE19" so that the front desk can get you the correct pricing. The room block expires 30 days before our event (early March).

If you're flying in, Deerfield is served by Bradley International Airport (BDL), which is 55 miles south of the school. Boston Logan International Airport is two hours east of the school. A couple of weeks before the event, we will email out to participants about ride-sharing.

Please see Deerfield's webpage for detailed directions to campus.

 

 

Please see CSEE's Event Policy to learn more about cancellations and refunds.


 

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