Rocky Mountain College will host the Wheatley Lectures March 8 and 9 with a theme this year of "Creating Community in Fracturing Times: Returning Civility to Civil Dialogue."
The event, which is open to the public, will take place March 8 in the afternoon and March 9 in the morning. Its goal is to provide opportunities for engaging in dialogue, cultivating civility in the midst of conflict and finding common ground.
The lecture series honors the ideals of Bishop Melvin E. Wheatley Jr., which include social justice, promotion of an inclusive church, academic inquiry, pastoral care and ethics.
Speakers include the Rev. Dr. Karen Oliveto, bishop of the Mountain Sky area of the United Methodist Church; the Rev. Dr. Gary Mason, director of "Rethinking Conflict," a conflict transformation organization in Northern Ireland; and Rabbi Uri Barnea, a teacher, retired orchestral conductor and activist from Billings.
For more information or to register, go online to: rocky.edu/student-life/student-support/SpiritualLife/wheatley-lectures.php