This Year’s Symposium

2022 Humanities Symposium: “Reimagining Reconcilliation.”

This year, Messiah University will engage in a year-long focus on Reconciliation. Whether it is to interrogate, model, expand, or inspire reconciliation, the CPH executive committee believes our collective inquiry—grounded in our best disciplinary theories and practices—has much to offer the University community and wider public.

The CPH committee invites you to contribute your disciplinary knowledge, experiences, and creative capacities during our weeklong conversation on “Reimagining Reconciliation.”

We welcome individual or collaborative proposals for symposium sessions or events from all departments, faculty members, campus offices, community members, college alumni and student groups. Past symposiums have included faculty-student conversations, interdisciplinary and departmental panels, interdisciplinary film and discussion, poster sessions, multimedia presentations and artistic performances such as dance, film, music, poetry, visual and virtual exhibitions, and the list goes on. 

In addition to our live sessions, this year’s symposium will include a weeklong virtual exhibit of student presentations.

 Keynote Speaker: Krista Tippet
February 24, 2022 from 7:30pm–8:30pm

This year’s keynote speaker is journalist, National Humanities Medalist, and bestselling author Krista Tippett. Tippett founded and leads the On Being Project (—a groundbreaking media and public life initiative pursuing “deep thinking and moral imagination, social courage and joy to renew inner life, outer life, and life together.” As the creator and host of the Peabody Award-winning On Being radio show, Tippett takes up the great animating questions of human life: What does it mean to be human, how we do want to live, and who will we be to each other?

Tippett is also the author of three highly regarded books including the New York Times bestseller Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living, Einstein’s God: Conversations about Science and the Human Spirit, and Speaking of Faith: Why Religion Mattersand How to Talk About It. Tippett’s forthcoming book, Letters to a Young Citizen, is described as a field guide for discovering creative possibilities and reclaiming conversation and civility.

For more information and links to presentations from our past symposiums, check out our “Past Symposiums” Page or our official Youtube!

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