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TI 2015 : Trinity Institute’s 2015 National Theological Conference - Creating Common Good: A Practical Conference on Economic Equality


When Jan 22, 2015 - Jan 25, 2015
Where New York, NY
Submission Deadline Jul 1, 2015
Final Version Due Jul 1, 2015
Categories    economics   religion   society   finance

Call For Papers

From January 22-25, 2015, a diverse group of scholars and faith leaders will offer strategies for developing a more just economy and instill the confidence to take action for social change at Trinity Institute’s 44th National Theological Conference, “Creating Common Good: A Practical Conference on Economic Equality.”

In keeping with the theme, Trinity Institute is holding an essay competition to inspire theological scholars to examine the post-2008 economic context and offer solutions about how best to pursue God’s promise of abundant life against the backdrop of the global financial crisis. Essays should envision alternatives to the status quo that are consistent with scripture, theological traditions, and contemporary understandings of human flourishing.

Entries should answer some aspect of the following three questions: (1) When does economic inequality become sinful?; (2) How can theological and biblical sources help turn the economy toward the common good?; and (3) What individual and community practices could be created to confront the sin of inequality and cultivate theological visions of the common good?

The first-place prize is a $10,000 award, with essay publication in the Anglican Theological Review and a public lecture at Trinity Wall Street. Two runner-ups will receive prizes of $2,500 each.

Entries must be original, unpublished work, not exceeding 6,500 words in length including footnotes, accompanied by a 100-150 word précis and brief author’s biographical statement for publication purposes. Style sheet information may be found at:

Manuscripts must be submitted before July 1, 2015 by email attachment in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format to Jackie Winter at: Please include “Trinity Essay Competition” in the subject line. Prizes will be announced on September 1, 2015.

For more information about attending Trinity Institute’s 2014 National Theological Conference in person at Trinity Church, visit, call 1-212-300-9902 or email

For more information about Trinity Institute, visit

Trinity Institute
Trinity Institute is a continuing education program founded in 1967 as an outreach of Trinity Wall Street, an Episcopal parish. The Institute’s annual National Theological Conference equips clergy and laypersons for imaginative and catalytic leadership. Recent conferences include Building an Ethical Economy: Theology and the Marketplace, Reading Scripture Through Other Eyes, and Radical Christian Life: Equipping Ourselves for Social Change. The conference presents emerging and inclusive theological perspectives and engages participants in inquiry, dialogue, and reflection. Theological reflection groups are assembled both onsite and at partner sites and provide opportunities to arrive at a deeper understanding of the presentations through peer learning, reflect on how to integrate conference themes with life and work, and build community with colleagues. Participants from all denominations and faith traditions are welcomed.

Trinity Wall Street
Located at the head of Wall Street, Trinity Church has been part of New York City’s and our nation’s history since its charter in 1697. Today, the organization has grown to include many important areas of focus and is collectively known as Trinity Wall Street. Most importantly, Trinity Wall Street is an Episcopal parish offering daily worship services and faith formation programs at Trinity Church, St. Paul’s Chapel, and online at In addition, Trinity Wall Street includes Trinity Grants, providing $80 million in funding to 85 countries since 1972; Trinity Preschool; Charlotte’s Place, a community space; Trinity Institute, an annual theological conference; an extensive arts program presenting more than 100 concerts each year through Concerts at One, the Choir of Trinity Wall Street, and the Trinity Youth Chorus; and Trinity Real Estate, which manages the parish’s six million square feet of commercial real estate in lower Manhattan. For more information, visit


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