It may sound like something I chant when my children are driving me crazy, but it’s actually Open Hearts and Minds Lectures, coming up this weekend at Auburn University Montgomery. This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock. Dr. Brock will focus on the theme of “Our Common Good and the Care of This World” in her addresses on Friday and Saturday evening. During Saturday morning’s mini-conference, Dr. Brock will be joined by Birmingham author James Douglass and AUM professor Dr. Rosine Hall to explore “greening the soul”.
The lectures are free; the mini-conference is $15 (you can pay at the door). All the events are held in the Nursing School building at AUM, which has ample free parking.
I attended the last two OHM Lectures, featuring Bishop John Shelby Spong in 2004 and Dr. James Forbes and Dr. Charles Marsh in 2005, and I can tell you the organizers only bring in the best – engaging speakers with powerful messages. If you can get to Montgomery on Friday and Saturday, it will be well worth your time.