New Copernican Empowerment Dialogues
The Sider Center is launching a new program this fall: New Copernican Empowerment Dialogues.
New Copernicans are those who embrace a new and emerging social imaginary that is post-Enlightenment and post-secular in its ethos. Carried predominately by millennials, the New Copernican perspective is both the hope for the American evangelical church and the emerging soul of American culture.
The purpose of the Sider Center’s New Copernican Empowerment Dialogues is to foster and accelerate a generational transfer of leadership from boomers to millennials. These are conversations designed to empower emerging millennial leaders with the vocabulary, perspective, and respect they need to assume national institutional leadership in the next 20 years.
It is our belief that most of what is being said in the national media about millennials is both pejorative and wrong. The purpose of these dialogues is to correct this wrong. This project will involve developing fresh content, sponsoring university-based salons, and creating a national community around the New Copernican thesis. This project is being coordinated by social impact consultant and scholar John Seel.
Our first New Copernican event is “Giving Doubt a Voice,” a salon-style conversation with “Science Mike” McHargue, September 27, 7:30-9pm, at Eastern University’s Eagle Great Hall, 1300 Eagle Road, St. Davids, PA (see campus map). This will be a student-led, informal conversation with Mike and exploration of his new book, Finding God in the Waves: How I Lost My Faith and Found It Again Through Science (followed by a book signing). Seating is limited so don’t be late! Go to our Facebook event page for more info and to let us know you’re coming.