Bethel University Hosts Colloquium for Students, Faculty and Staff

by | Apr 3, 2024

On Tuesday, April 9, 2024, Bethel University will once again host a colloquium for students, faculty and staff with speaker Dr. John Inazu. Dr. Inazu serves as a professor of law and religion at Washington University in St. Louis and on the board of InterVarsity. This event is not open to the public.

Dr. Inazu will host a discussion on his newest book published by Zondervan, “Learning to Disagree: The Surprising Path to Navigating Differences with Empathy and Respect.” Bethel Trustee Bill Gates, who served with Dr. Inazu on the InterVarsity board, arranged this visit.

“I can’t think of a better title for our students to interact with as we approach this election season,” says Bethel University President Barbara K. Bellefeuille, Ed.D..

The last time Bethel hosted Dr. Inazu for a colloquium was in 2017 to discuss his book, “Confident Pluralism.”

About Dr. John Inazu

John Inazu is the Sally D. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Law and Religion at Washington University in St. Louis. His next book, Learning to Disagree: The Surprising Path to Navigating Differences with Empathy and Respect, will be published by Zondervan in Spring 2024. He is also the author of Liberty’s Refuge: The Forgotten Freedom of Assembly (Yale University Press, 2012) and Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving Through Deep Difference (University of Chicago Press, 2016), and co-editor (with Tim Keller) of Uncommon Ground: Living Faithfully in a World of Difference (Thomas Nelson, 2020).

Inazu is the founder of The Carver Project and the Legal Vocation Fellowship and a Senior Fellow at Interfaith America and the Trinity Forum. He holds a B.S.E. and J.D. from Duke University and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.