Rogers Forum to explore social justice in rural contexts

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Jonathan LeMaster-Smith, Ph.D., will be the featured speaker for a special virtual presentation of The Bill and June Rogers Peace and Social Justice Speakers Forum.

LeMaster-Smith will present “Process of Social Justice in Rural Context(s): A Conversation,” at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 21, via Zoom. The online presentation, slated to include discussion of local experiences in southeastern Indiana, is available free of charge.

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An adjunct professor, LeMaster-Smith teaches graduate-level theological education for several schools in the U.S. and Canada, including Sioux Falls Seminary, Wesley Theological Seminary and Hood Theological Seminary. His areas of expertise focus on rural ministry, faith formation, United Methodist approaches to discipleship, post-Christian theologies and creative approaches to mission and outreach.

He also offers continuing education courses and certifications in rural ministry, Christian education and United Methodist studies for several institutions, including Hood Theological Seminary, Hinton Rural Life Center and the Institute for Discipleship.

LeMaster-Smith holds a doctoral degree in Christian education and congregational studies from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Pfeiffer University.