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The 8:32 Society: A Network of Christian Alumni and Scholars at JHU
The 2nd annual Symposium on Christian Faith, Reason, and Vocation: Professional Ethics at the Homewood campus of Johns Hopkins University on Saturday February 17, 2018 will bring students, alumni, faculty, and friends of the university together to explore the Christian faith in the context of various academic disciplines and their related career fields. This symposium presents a unique opportunity to engage with peers, colleagues, mentors, and mentees, expanding networks of believers within and across their professional fields of work. These mutually beneficial connections, we hope, will enable attendees to better integrate their work and spiritual life.
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Nigel Cameron, president of the Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies, will be our keynote speaker. As an influential bioethicist, Dr. Cameron has served in diverse roles including Distinguished Professor of Theology and Culture at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Professor and Associate Dean at Chicago-Kent College of Law in the Illinois Institute of Technology, bioethics advisor on US delegations to the United Nation, and chair of the board of the Center for Bioethics in the Church. He is the authors of many books including Will Robots Take Your Job? and How to be a Christian in a Brave New World (co-authored with Joni Eareckson Tada). He also co-edited Human Dignity in the Biotech Century: A Christian Vision for Public Policy with Charles Colson.
Discussion panels will tackle the theme of the conference in fields such as medicine, education, public health, technology, and engineering. Panels comprise alumni and faculty with first-hand experience in the challenges of being a Christian professional. These panels aim to generate productive discussion regarding how the Christian faith can and should inform our academic and career pursuits.
Networking Lunch and Coffee Breaks
Co-sponsored by the 8:32 Society (a network of JHU Christian Alumni), the Hopkins Dialectic (a student journal of Christian thought), the Graduate Christian Fellowship at JHU, and the Public Health Christian Fellowship at JHSPH, this event is an opportunity to build Christian community by bringing together various undergraduate and graduate student ministries across all the Hopkins campuses, as well as alumni and faculty.
We invite you to be part of this Symposium through prayer, financial support, and participation. You can help us meet our financial goals by donating on this page, and you can RSVP for the event here: 832society.com/symposium. Although student groups have applied for various grants available to them, the grants do not cover all costs, and we would like to fill the gap in their financial needs and support their work to make this effort a success! While not the case at this time, we anticipate that donations to future efforts will be tax deductible.
Learn more and RSVP here: 832society.com/symposium
The 8:32 Society is not operated by, governed by, or directly affiliated with Johns Hopkins Univerisity, the official JHU Alumni Association, or the chaplaincy for campus ministries, but rather is an independent initiative of Christian alumni, faculty, and students of JHU.