Aging Faithfully Conference to Feature Dr. Martin Marty

Augustana is partnering with the Good Samaritan Society and the South Dakota Synod of the ELCA to host the first-ever Aging Faithfully Conference this summer.

The one-day event, to be held on Augustana's campus, is set for Thursday, Aug. 7. The conference’s aim is to bring together some of the most significant voices across religious traditions to speak on spirituality and well-being in the second half of life. Early bird registration is $20.

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The conference will feature keynote speaker Dr. Martin E. Marty, one of the most prominent and articulate scholars of today’s religion and culture. The Nebraska native has written extensively on American religion, with more than 60 published books. He is a historian, writer, editor and professor, serving as a Lutheran pastor, and then teaching at the University of Chicago Divinity School for 35 years. He retired after his 70th birthday and now holds emeritus status at the University of Chicago.

Older adults, people who care for older adults, or anyone who is simply interested in the topic should attend the Aging Faithfully Conference.