Free Exercise of Religion and Civil Discourse in a Post-Everything Culture

Free Exercise of Religion and Civil Discourse in a Post-Everything Culture

Save the Date: January 14 - 16, 2019

NCMAF & ECVAC Annual Conference

We will be meeting at a

NEW VENUE in 2019!

Crystal City Marriott

at Reagan National Airport

1999 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA, 2220

MONDAY, JANUARY 8

New Endorsers Training                                    8:00 - 2:00 PM
Buffet lunch included                                                         Walnut

ECVAC Annual Meeting                                        Magnolia

After Fire Film Screening and Panel Discussion          ​2:00 –  4:00 PM​
Break                                                           ​​4:00 – 4:15 PM
National VA Chaplain Center Presentation​            4:15 – 5:15 PM
ECVAC Business Meeting                                  ​​5:15 – UTC PM

Reception                                                      6:30 – 8:00 PM

to Honor New and Departing Endorsers                       Terrace West                                 


TUESDAY, JANUARY 9

Breakfast in Upper Lobby Foyer                          ​​7:00 – 8:30 AM​

Devotions in Magnolia                                  ​​8:00 – 8:15 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks                          8:20 – 9:00 AM​ Sarah Lammert, Chair, Executive Committee                Magnolia
​​​Jack Lea, Executive Director
​​Special Presentation on the Monument Project,

​​​Mr. Ken Kraetzer

Confident Pluralism with Dr. John Inazu                 9:00 – 10:00 AM

​​​Pre-recorded courtesy of the Trinity Forum Foundation        Magnolia

Coffee ​Break in Upper Lobby Foyer                          10:00 – 10:15 AM

Pluralism and Persuasion:                                   10:15 – 11:30 AM​​​​​

Civil Discourse Amidst Deep ​Difference                        Magnolia
​​​Ms. Cherie Harder, President, The Trinity Forum Foundation

Lunch: ​​​​​​“A Conversation with Thomas Jefferson”          11:30 - 1:00 PM​

Mr. Tom Pitz, Re-enactor​                                        Terrace West

Confident Pluralism and Civil Discourse Roundtable   1:00 - 2:00 PM​
​​​Facilitator: Rev. Dr. Ken Bush, NCMAF                        
Magnolia

Religious Liberty Update                                   2:00 – 2:45 PM​
​​​Daniel Blomberg, Counsel, Beckett Fund                        
Magnolia

Coffee Break in Upper Lobby Foyer                           2:45 – 3:00 PM
​Plenary Business Meeting​​​ in Magnolia      ​                   3:00 – 5:00 PM

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10
Breakfast in Upper Lobby Foyer                          ​​7:00 – 8:30 AM​

Devotions in Magnolia                                  ​​8:00 – 8:15 AM​

NCMAF Staff Reports in Magnolia                          8:30 – 9:15 AM

Hidden Heroes Campaign Update                            9:15 – 10:00 AM
​​​​Austin Courtney, The Elizabeth Dole Foundation                    Magnolia

Coffee ​Break in Upper Lobby Foyer                          10:00 – 10:15 AM

Analytics: An Initial Assessment​                          10:15 – 11:00 AM
​​​​Richard Bonnette, CAPT, CHC, USN                        
Magnolia
​​​​Force Chaplain, Navy Installations Command

Ministry Opportunities in the Coast Guard ​        11:00 – 11:30 AM​
​​​Gregory N. Todd, CAPT, CHC, USN                                
Magnolia

Lunch in Terrace West                                 ​​ 11:30 – 1:00 PM

Religiously Literate Ministry:                         ​​   1:00 – 2:00 PM​

Grappling with the Complexity of ​​​​Religious Identity        Magnolia
​​​Benjamin P. Marcus, Religious Literacy Specialist
​​​Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum

Coffee ​Break in Upper Lobby Foyer                           2:15 – 2:30 PM

Civility Today: One Step Beyond the Golden Rule  2:30 – 3:15 PM​
​​​Mr. Daniel P. Buccino,                                         
Magnolia

Director, The Johns Hopkins Civility Initiative

Emerging Issues from the AFCB                             3:15 – 4:00 PM
CH (COL) Jay Johns, USA, ​​​                                        
Magnolia

Executive Director, Armed Forces Chaplain Board

​Break in Upper Lobby Foyer                                   4:00 – 4:15 PM

Chiefs of Chaplains Recruiter Updates                   4:15 – 5:00 PM​