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Berry has a long history of distinguished guest speakers who have discussed important topics related to Christian faith and learning. 

It is the pleasure of the Chaplain’s Office to host guest speakers each semester who provide stimulating lectures and discussions on matters of faith and higher learning. These speakers come from a variety of backgrounds and speak on a variety of topics. Each guest brings together the student body, faculty, and the Rome community for an enriching learning experience. Below is a list of speakers for this academic year. Coming soon, visitors will be able to hear recordings of these excellent lectures. Be sure to visit frequently to get updates on the latest guests and topics.

 Guest Speakers 2023 - 2024

giboney.jpgMonday, Oct. 30 at 7pm in Spruill Ballroom
Justin Giboney - "Faithful Politics"
Justin Giboney is an attorney, political strategist, and the co-founder and president of the AND Campaign. Giboney is deeply invested in the ways that those of faith approach the social justice conversation. He is passionate about every aspect of life being driven by faith, especially the political sphere.

Miroslav VolfMonday, Nov. 13 at 7pm in Spruill Ballroom
Miroslav Volf - "What is a Life Worth Living?"
Miroslav Volf is the Henry B. Wright Professor of Theology at Yale Divinity School and is the Founder and Director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture. Volf has been involved in international ecumenical dialogues and interfaith dialogues and is an active participant in the Global Agenda Council on Values of the World" Economic Forum.

peterson.jpgMonday, Jan. 29 at 7pm in Spruill Ballroom
Andrew Peterson - "The Faith(ful) Artist"
Recording artist, songwriter, producer, filmmaker, publisher, and award-winning author of The Wingfeather Saga, Andrew Peterson is also founder and president of The Rabbit Room, which has published thirty books to date and fosters community and spiritual formation through music, story, and art. One of his bestselling books, The Warden and the Wolf King, is being produced as a film.

inazu.jpgMonday, Apr. 15 at 7pm in Spruill Ballroom
John Inazu - "Confident Pluralism: Striving and Thriving through Deep Difference"
John Inazu is the Sally D. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Law and Religion at Washington University in St. Louis. His scholarly focus is the First Amendment freedoms of speech, assembly, and religion. Inazu is the author of Liberty’s Refuge, Confident Pluralism, and co-editor of Uncommon Ground.

Past Guest Speakers

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