Read our response to COVID-19 and sign up for updates | View our current Customer Support status
  View site in English, Español, or Français
The fair-trade ticketing company.
Sign Me Up!  |  Log In
Find An Event Create Your Event Help
Casting the First Stone (Sep. 16, Sep. 29, OR Oct. 29)
Online Webinar via Zoom
Share this event:
Registration Options
There are no active dates for this event.
Registration is closed for this session of Casting the First Stone; however, this webinar will be repeated on September 29 and October 29, 2020.


Casting the First Stone (Sep. 16, Sep. 29, OR Oct. 29)
The Lombard Mennonite Peace Center will present this 90-minute webinar on Wednesday, Sep. 16.  It will be repeated on Tuesday, Sep. 29 and Thursday, Oct. 29. Each session will run from 10:30am to 12:00 noon Central Time.  Registrants will participate on their preferred electronic device via Zoom video conferencing. A brief description of this webinar is as follows:

Scapegoating of pastors and other leaders is a common occurrence in churches.  The process is mindless, taking on a life of its own, as anxiety spreads from one church member to another.  The webinar will explore the scapegoating phenomenon from a family systems perspective, while also including theological reflections grounded in the work of RenĂ© Girard.

   The webinar will begin by outlining a congregational case study to review how anxiety plays out in church systems.

   It will view the scapegoating challenge within the context of Bowen family systems theory's understanding of unhealthy togetherness forces and the herding instinct.

   RenĂ© Girards understanding of mimetic contagion will be compared with the herding instinct as described by systems thinking.

   The nature of mimetic contagion will be illustrated by the story of Jesus and the woman taken in adultery, as portrayed by artistic representations of the theme from the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Modern eras.

   Following the example of Jesus, the webinar concludes with reflections on how to stop the kind of mimetic contagion that can lead to scapegoating in the church, as well as violence in the broader society.

Important Information

The early-bird fee for this webinar is $30.  For those who register after September 11, 2020 the fee is $40 (the cutoff date for the Sep. 29 webinar is Sep. 24, and the cutoff date for the Oct. 29 webinar is Oct. 26). Registrants will receive a Zoom link to access this webinar no later than 24 hours before the webinar is scheduled to begin.  Registrants are asked to log in 15 minutes early so that we can begin the webinar promptly. If you do not receive your link, or if you have trouble logging in, please call LMPC at 630-627-0507, or email Sarah at showell@LMPeaceCenter.org.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations by the discount deadlines cited above will incur a $10 fee; after the deadline, no refunds will be issued.

It is understood that registrants will not share their Zoom link or allow anyone who hasn't paid the registration fee to view the presentation.


Online Webinar via Zoom

Timezone: America/Chicago
Online Access Information
You will be provided instructions to access the digital content for this event. When and how these instructions are delivered to you is determined by the Event Organizer. To ensure access, use an up-to-date email address and avoid unsubscribing from email updates. See our Help Center for more information.



Contact us
1-800-838-3006 US, Canada, Puerto Rico
U.S. COVID-19 Event Restrictions
Ticket Buyers
Track Your Order
Browse Events
Event Producers
Create an Event
Buy Pre-Printed Tickets
The Venue List
Find out about local events
Get daily or weekly email notifications of new and discounted events in your neighborhood.
Sign up for local events
Connect with us
Follow us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on Instagram
Watch us on YouTube
Read our blog
Get to know us
Use of this service is subject to the Terms of Usage, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy of Brown Paper Tickets. All rights reserved. © 2000-2021 Mobile EN ES FR