CFS Events



Welcome to the 2018/2019 Center for Faith Studies Lecture Series;
Seeds of Acceptance, Conversations in Diversity

Explore the many faces of diversity and move beyond “tolerance”
towards true acceptance of all races, religion, genders, and generations.
Join us as we open the conversation on the importance of fully understanding
and celebrating our differences and working together for a more
engaged human spirit within us.

Kimberly Khrounek: Breaking Down Cultural Barriers
Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 7 PM
A U.S. Diplomat and Omaha Native seeks to challenge your worldview based on her experiences immersed in tradition and culture very different from her own.

Rev. Traci Blackmon: Social Justice and Faith– Faith Rooted in Activism
Thursday, October 18, 2018, 7 PM
An executive leader in the UCC and no stranger to the fight for social justice, Rev. Blackmon seeks to use the church as a sacred launching pad of community engagement and change
Tickets: $10

Dr.Jana Riess: 5 Ways Millennials Are Shaping Faith Today
Thursday, November 8, 2018, 7 PM
American author, Jana tells of the massive generational shift in religious views and political attitudes. See how Millennials are shaping how we view faith in America.

Dr. Jana Riess & Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes: The Prayer Wheel: Prayer Retreat
November 9, 7-9 PM— November 10,  9 AM -3 PM, 2018

Jana and Eric team up to rediscover your spiritual practice and renew your faith based on practices shared in Jana’s book.
Tickets:$80  (Includes Thursday Admission) 

Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes: Mystical Misfits Prayer Retreat
March 22– March 24, 2019
This year’s retreat explores adventurous new ways to connect with God through prayer and meditation. If traditional practices don’t leave you feeling spiritually connected, this is the retreat for you!

Silent Sacrifice: The Story of Japanese American Incarceration in San Joaquin Valley and Beyond
Thursday, January 17, 2019, 7 PM
A documentary film sharing the experiences of Japanese Americans before, during and after WWII.

Dr. Joe Starita: A Warrior of the People: The Story of Dr. Susan La Flesche
Thursday, February 28, 2018, 7 PM
A professor at the University of Nebraska shares the story of Dr. Susan La Flesche who fought enormous racial and gender barriers to become the nation’s first Indian doctor.
Tickets: $10

Dr.Omid Safi: Radical Love: Getting Back to the Root of Faith
Thursday, April 11, 2019, 7 PM
Dr. Safi guides us through a vibrant dimension of Islam that is also resonant with the love teaching of Christian sages and speaks to us today.

IHE Holocaust Speaker
Spring 2019

IHE collaborates with CFS to sponsor speakers sharing survival experiences of the Holocaust.


For more information contact Courtney Holiday at
402-391-0350 ext119