The Convocation series kicked off during September with the Bernhard M. Christensen Symposium.
Eboo Patel, president and founder of Interfaith Youth Core, spoke about the holiness of common ground and the value of developing interfaith understanding.
During October, the Center for Counseling and Health Promotion Convocation was an opportunity for the Augsburg community to learn from psychiatrist and author, Dr. Henry Emmons, about ways to restore mental and emotional resilience in the face of depression, anxiety, and other stress-related conditions.
The Humanities and Fine Arts Convocation in November featured Dan Phillips, a designer and builder of recycled housing. Phillips also is founder of The Phoenix Commotion, a local building initiative that, according to its website, was created to demonstrate that salvaged materials are viable building materials.
The Convocation series is a cross-disciplinary speaker series that explores ideas and thoughts around the impact each person can have in a world of 6.9 billion people.