Keough Conference 2021

Welcome to the Arthur Keough Two Day Summit

2021 G. Arthur Keough Summit  –  Friday #1

Start Time : Oct 1, 2021, 06:09 PM
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2021 G. Arthur Keough Summit  –  Friday #2

Start Time : Oct 1, 2021, 09:01 AM
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G. Arthur Keough Summit  –  Saturday

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“Overcoming Disunity in the Body of Christ: Concrete Steps”

Place: Washington Adventist University (Virtual and In-Person)

Event sponsors: Washington Adventist University and Columbia Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists


Oct. 1 (9:30 am – 5:00 pm) LOCATION: Sligo Church Atrium, Bldg. 12
Oct. 1 (7:00 pm – 9:00 pm)LOCATION: Peters Music Center, Bldg. 11

& Oct. 2 (10:00 am – 3:00 pm) LOCATION: Peters Music Center, Bldg. 11


Dr. Christena Cleveland

Founder and director of the Center for Justice + Renewal

Claudia Allen

International Speaker and Writer

Dr. Weymouth Spence

President of Washington Adventist University

Dr. Dave Weigley

Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Washington Adventist University

President of the Columbia Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

Dr. Andrea Luxton

President of Andrews University

Dr. Ella Simmons

General Vice-President, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

Dr. Calvin B Rock

Former General Vice-President of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

Jose H. Cortes Jr., M. Div.

Associate Ministerial Director for Evangelism North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists

Dr. Hyunsok Doh

Professor of Religion, Southern Adventist University

Prof. Bogdan Scur Chair

Department of Religion, WAU

Dr. Olive Hemmings

Religion Professor, WAU

Dr. Mikhail Kulakov

Religion Professor, WAU






What will be discussed:

The theme of the Summit and the subthemes of the panel sessions are based on the ideas in the book, Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces That Keep Us Apart, by social psychologist Christena Cleveland, who has agreed to give a keynote presentation at the Summit.  Below are some of the subthemes of the Summit:

  1. Overcoming disunity in the Body of Christ: Concrete Steps toward Justice and Renewal
  2. From “them” and “us” to one common identity in Christ
  3. How and why a strong biblical and theological foundation can sustain and nourish the hard and painful work of cross-cultural and racial reconciliation
  4. Steps to addressing and overcoming our cognitive and cultural biases and groupthink: Utilizing the insights from social science
  5. Concrete acts leading to cross-cultural reconciliation:
  • Working together toward a larger goal
  • Creating equal status
  • Engaging in personal cross-cultural interaction
  • Providing leadership and facilitating and modeling cross-cultural interaction
  1. Colorblindness vs. dual identity and multicultural perspective: how to adopt and live out our one true, common identity without losing our uniqueness
  2. Steps to overcome and prevent marginalization of non-majority groups and individual members.  What can you do as a leader? What can the church do?
  3. How the painful work of repentance and forgiveness can gradually become a reality in our church. Adopting a single identity in Christ as a crucial precondition for genuine repentance and forgiveness

For more information write to: Mikhail Kulakov, Keough Summit coordinator

Technical work with streaming, sound and zoom by: Nate Stone Assistant Deputy Director Sligo Pathfinders