- Alexis Weiss, Loyola Marymount University (Chair)
- Patrick Milas, New Brunswick Theological Seminary
- Karla Grafton, Hartford International University
- W. Field, William Booth College, UK
- Ellen Frost, Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology
- Desirae Zingarelli-Sweet, Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School (Co-Chair)
- Megan Welsh, University of Colorado Boulder
- Yasmine Abou-El-Kheir, Chicago Theological Seminary
- Stephen Sweeney, St. John Vianney Seminary
- Daniel Baek, Vancouver School of Theology
- Judy Clarence, Global Ministries University
- Beth Kumar, Graduate Theological Union
- Last year in review
- Nominations of Open Positions
- Plans for next year and rollover of ideas from before
Year in Review
- While we were able to convene and record our first potential podcast for WRIG, we had unfortunate sound quality issues, which made rendering a viable recording impossible. We might consider trying this format again in the future.
- With many thanks to Jamie Lin for organizing the event, WRIG sponsored two separate viewing sessions and discussions of the documentary Mission: Joy, a conversation between Archbishop Desmond Tutu and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. These happened in December of 2021 and February of 2022.
- WRIG sponsored the worship service: Practicing the Four Immeasurable Qualities, presented by Alexis Weiss at the 2022 Annual Conference in Baltimore.
Nominations for Open Positions
- Alexis is stepping down as chair and will be replaced by Desirae Zingarelli-Sweet.
- We are in need of volunteers for the position of Vice Chair and of Secretary (which remained empty this past year).
- Since the meeting was small, a call for these positions will go out to the listserv in the coming weeks.
- Alexis Weiss offered to take the role of Secretary in the event that no other volunteers came forward.
Possible Plans for the Coming Year
- Briefly discussed hosting a blog; this was on last year’s list of items. Since the number attending the business meeting was small, this may be considered later.
- Discussed hosting an excursion next year in Dallas-Ft. Worth area to the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
- Also discussed combining this with an excursion to see Bridwell Library’s special collections. Ellen mentioned that Bridwell has a Chinese Torah scroll and other items that may be of interest to those interested in World Religions.