Thursday, September 8, 2016 • 7:00 pm
Remembering 9/11: Flight 93
Panelists will reflect on the significance of 9/11, the crash of Flight 93 near Shanksville, Pa., and the current political climate.
Panelists include Mal Fuller, air traffic controller at Pittsburgh Airport that day; Tim Lambert, director of multimedia news at WITF and owner of the land on which Flight 93 crashed; and Oya Ozkanca, associate professor of political science at Elizabethtown College. Jeff Bach, director of the Young Center, and David Kenley, director of the Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking, will moderate the event. (The Young Center and the Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking are cosponsoring this event.)
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 • 7:30 pm
China Friends: New Discoveries for the Church of the Brethren
David Kenley, director of the Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking and professor of history, and Jeff Bach, director of the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies and associate professor of religious studies, discuss their March 2016 research trip to Shanxi Province in China to trace the activities of Brethren missionaries. (The Young Center and the Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking are cosponsoring this event.)
Thursday, November 3, 2016 • 7:30 pm
The Entrepreneurship among the Conservative Laestadian Movement
Conservative Laestadianism is a Lutheran revival movement group that emerged in the nineteenth century inspired by German pietism. Located mainly in Finland, it is the largest revival movement in Scandinavia and has some 100,000–120,000 adherents worldwide. The group claims to be the only true Christians, the Kingdom of God on earth. It belongs to the Finnish Evangelical-Lutheran Church and has a strong social, political, and economic position in Finnish society.
Conservative Laestadians form a strongly normative community, maintaining strict guidelines for religious issues and for daily life. Entrepreneurial activities are fairly common in the movement, and the entrepreneurial networks among the members of the community are dense. In her talk, Linjakumpu will focus on the group's entrepreneurship and discuss the framework the religious communality forms for economic activities and networks
Aini Linjakumpu is a lecturer in politics at the University of Lapland and an adjunct professor at the University of Tampere, Finland. She is the Young Center's 2016 Snowden Fellow.