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2024 Laing Lectures: Christian Racial Reconciliation

Tuesday, Mar 5, 2024 at 7:30 PM –Thursday, Mar 7, 2024 at 9:00 PM (Pacific Time)

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You are warmly invited to join the Regent College community in the Chapel or live online for the 2024 Laing Lectures. This year’s speaker is Dr. George Yancey, Professor of Sociology at Baylor University and the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion. He will speak on the subject of Christian Racial Reconciliation.

About the Series

This year’s Laing Lectures will consist of three evening lectures (available onsite and online) and a lunchtime interview and Q&A session (available onsite only). For lecture descriptions, please see

Lecture 1 – Institutional Racism Past and Present
Tuesday, March 5, 7:30 pm | Regent College Chapel and

Lunchtime Interview and Q&A
Wednesday, March 6, 12:30 pm | Regent College, Room 100
Moderated by Scholar-in Residence Dr. Jessamin Birdsall

Lecture 2 – Why the Current Solutions Aren’t Enough
Wednesday, March 6, 7:30 pm | Regent College Chapel and

Lecture 3 – Theology and Sociology of Conversation
Thursday, March 7, 7:30 pm | Regent College Chapel and

About the Speaker

Dr. George Yancey is a Professor of Sociology at Baylor University and the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion. He has published numerous articles on a wide range of topics, including institutional racial diversity, racial identity, atheists, cultural progressives, academic bias, and anti-Christian hostility. His books include Beyond Racial Division: A Unifying Alternative to Colorblindness and Antiracism (IVP, 2022), So Many Christians, So Few Lions: Is There Christianophobia in the United States? (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014), and Transcending Racial Barriers: Toward a Mutual Obligations Approach (Oxford University Press, 2011; with Michael Emerson).

The events will be hosted by Jeffrey P. Greenman (President, Regent College).

About the Laing Lectures

The Laing Lectures began at Regent College in 1999 in cooperation with Roger and Carol Laing and in honour of their father, William John Laing. The purpose of the lectures is to encourage persons recognized for scholarship, wisdom, and creativity to undertake serious thought and original writing on an issue of significance for the Christian church and to promote the sharing of such thoughts through a series of public lectures. Learn more about the Laing Lectures here.

Regent College Chapel (5800 University Blvd, Vancouver, BC)

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Speaking at this Event


George Yancey

Professor of Sociology (Baylor University)

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