Trinity Institute 2016: Listen for a Change

Event details

  • Thursday | January 21, 2016 to Saturday | January 23, 2016
  • All Day
  • Trinity Cathedral, 2230 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland


Trinity Institute is an annual conference in its 45th year that equips clergy and laypersons for imaginative and catalytic leadership. Trinity Institute conferences present emerging and inclusive theological and social perspectives and engage participants in inquiry, dialogue, and reflection. Participants from all faith perspectives are welcomed. The conference is sponsored by Trinity Wall Street, an Episcopal parish in New York City. This year’s conference – TI2016: Listen for a Change – focuses on racial justice.


Michael Curry

The conference will begin with an Opening Eucharist at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 28, at which our Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will be the preacher. Following the Eucharist, Michele Norris, former host of NPR’s All Things Considered will give a keynote address “Eavesdropping on America’s Conversation on Race.” Other notable speakers in the next two days include Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times, Anna Deveare Smith, actress and McArthur Fellow, and Dr. Emilie Townes of Vanderbilt Divinity School.

Trinity Institute 2016 presents us with an opportunity in deep listening and truth telling about an historic issue that threatens to divide our nation. By engaging in difficult conversations, we can build the underlying skills and willingness to address the racial tensions of our times. “Not everything that is faced can be changed,” wrote the late James Baldwin, “but nothing can be changed if it is not faced.”

Michele Norris

Michele Norris

Trinity Institute takes place at Trinity Church in New York City and is streamed at Partner Sites (which are often churches and seminaries) throughout the world. To learn more about Trinity Institute click here. St. Paul’s and Cleveland Ecumenical Institute for Religious Studies (CEIRS) are partnering with Trinity Cathedral to present the Trinity Institute 2016.

The conference will be streamed at Trinity Cathedral, 2230 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland. The events are free, but registration is required. Come to any or all of the days you wish. Click here to register.