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Illinois College chaplain among scholars selected for prestigious workshop

4.10.2018

Dr. Timothy McGee, chaplain and coordinator of interfaith and inclusion initiatives, is among 10 leading scholars recently selected to participate in a residency workshop in Charlottesville, Virginia, this summer.

Dr. Timothy McGee, chaplain and coordinator of interfaith and inclusion initiatives, is among 10 leading scholars recently selected to participate in a residency workshop in Charlottesville, Virginia, this summer. 

McGee said he was honored to join the impressive group of scholars and excited to explore the meaning of "public theology" in various contexts. 

Participants will collaborate to support Religion and Its Publics, a multi-year initiative dedicated to bridging the gap between the academic study of religion and public conversations on the topic. The project brings together academics from across the United States in multiple disciplines in order to nurture scholarship and shape discussions of broad relevance to the world. The initiative is based at the Virginia Center for the Study of Religion at the University of Virginia and sponsored by the Henry Luce Foundation.
 
McGee received his doctoral degree in religious studies from Southern Methodist University in 2017 and joined Illinois College in September 2017. His research engages issues of race, class and Christian theology. 

Illinois College has a long and proud history of religiously-inspired engagements in the public sphere, and I am happy to continue that work on campus as the chaplain.
Dr. Timothy McGee, chaplain and coordinator of interfaith and inclusion initiatives

More information about the Religion and Its Publics initiative along with a complete list of scholars who will participate in the workshop is available at http://relpubs.as.virginia.edu/. 

About Illinois College

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Illinois. With an enrollment of about 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

Visit www.ic.edu or call 217.245.3467 for more information.

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