Skip to Navigation | Skip to Content


Member events travel

If you have questions regarding any of these events please contact or phone 616-526-8777.


Member Events: Register here


*Member Event refund policy* - Important cancellation information listed at the bottom of the page.

For any questions, please call the CALL office, 526-8777.


January Series Brunch

Wednesday, January 10
Brunch begins at 10:00 am, doors open at 9:30 am
$17 per person

CALL members, Heritage class, and guests are invited to a powerful and timely lecture on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, in the Prince Conference Center with John Inazu discussing the divisity in our country today. Mr. Inazu is the Sally D. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Law and Religion at Washington University in St. Louis. He teaches courses in criminal law, law and religion, and the First Amendment.
In recent years, the United States seems more polarized and divided than ever. We see this in the public debate over LGBTQ rights, in challenges to religious liberty, in clashes over abortion, and in tension between law enforcement and minority communities. With all of this turmoil in law and society and such seemingly irresolvable differences in our beliefs, values, and identities, we are forced to ask—can we really live in peace together?

Confident Pluralism argues that we can and must live together peaceably in spite of deep and sometimes irresolvable differences over politics, religion, sexuality, and other important matters. We can do so in two important ways – by insisting on constitutional commitments that honor and protect difference and by embodying tolerance, humility, and patience in our speech, our collective action (protests, strikes, and boycotts), and our relationships across difference. Confident Pluralism suggests  that it is often better to tolerate than to protest, better to project humility than defensiveness, and better to wait patiently for the fruits of persuasion than to force the consequences of coercion. Confident Pluralism will not give us the American Dream. But it might help avoid an American Nightmare.

At 10:00 am, guests will enjoy a unique, deep-dish French toast made from sourdough bread baked in cinnamon and brown sugar, served soufflé style with hash browns, crispy bacon, and fresh fruit. Vegan options are available when requested in advance.

Following brunch and a lecture from our speaker, bus transportation drive participants to Calvin’s Covenant Fine Arts Center for reserved seating to hear the main one-hour additional lecture from noon to 1:00 pm from John Inazu.

Participants in this event avoid all the challenges of parking and seating often experienced for these highly-popular January series lectures. Following this main lecture, guests will receive bussing back to the Prince Conference Center parking lot.

Cost of $17 per person includes brunch, guest lecture, bus service both directions and reserved seating at the January Series lecture.

For any questions, please contact Darlene Meyering at or phone the CALL office at 526-8777.


*Member Event refund policy*
For half-day events: no refund

For one-day events:
50% refund will be issued for a cancellation made 25 days or more before event;
25% refund will be issued for a cancellation made 16-24 days before event.
No refund will be issued 1-15 days before event.

For multiple-day trips:
No refund of deposit.
50% refund will be issued for a cancellation made 16-30 days before event.
No refund for a cancellation made 1-15 days before event.