The 49th annual Huether Lasallian Conference took place November 17-19, 2022, at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel.
The theme this year was “Together and By Association: Responding to the Signs of the Times,” inspired by the Declaration on the Lasallian Educational Mission: Challenges, Convictions and Hopes (2020). Read the Lasallian Essentials on the Declaration for an overview of the publication. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Laitinen at email@example.com.
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ABOUT THE THEME
The cornerstone that sustains the construction of this mission has been and always will be community. It was undoubtedly one of the great intuitions of the Founder and of the first Brothers. … The community educates, strengthens its members, cares for the weak and nurtures their spirit. It is the best guarantee to respond to the greatest imaginable challenges. To be Lasallian, by definition, is to belong to a community and to commit oneself within that same community to a common task.
Declaration on the Lasallian Educational Mission: Challenges, Convictions and Hopes (2020), page 65
In our more than 300-year history, Lasallian communities have evolved to proactively address needs in our communities and to boldly respond to the signs of the times. In all that we do, we remain grounded in the vision of our founder, Saint John Baptist de La Salle, to recognize and respond to the needs of the young people entrusted to our care.
In describing the times in which we are living, Pope Francis has said, “We are not living an era of change but a change of era.” As society continues to grapple with many significant challenges, such as attending to mental health needs, responding to increasing acts of violence and mass shootings, creating a racially just world and navigating the disruptions of COVID-19, so, too, do our inclusive Lasallian educational communities. This year, the Huether Lasallian Conference will focus on building up our communities and how we are responding to these challenges while also ensuring that we are meeting the needs of each young person entrusted to our care.
As we boldly respond to the signs of our times, how do we as a Lasallian educational community respond to these many significant challenges by planting seeds of hope? How can we best meet the mental health and spiritual needs of the young people in our communities? Affirming the rich dialogue at the 2021 Huether, “Compassionate Dialogue and Courageous Conversations: Pathways to Equity and Belonging,” 2022 attendees will continue to build upon the Declaration’s vision of community: to educate, strengthen and care for members of our Lasallian communities so all know they belong.
Dr. Josh Packard is executive director of Springtide Research Institute, which maintains the largest dataset on young people and their spirituality in the United States. Josh has a doctorate in sociology from Vanderbilt and he’s the author of several books, including Meaning Making: 8 Values that Drive America’s Newest Generations and Church Refugees: Sociologists Reveal Why People Are Done with Church but Not Their Faith. Josh is a sought-after speaker and author and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, CBS, USA Today and more.
Brother Robert Schieler, FSC, will be honored with Brother John Johnston, FSC Award for his significant contributions to the Lasallian mission. A Brother from the District of Eastern North America, Brother Bob recently completed eight years of service as Superior General (2014-2022), the third American, including Brother John, to serve in the role. Brother Bob previously served as General Councilor for the Lasallian Region of North America (2007-2014) and Visitor of the legacy Baltimore District (2001-2007). Brother Bob will receive the award during the opening session of the Huether Lasallian Conference on Thursday, November 17, 2022, in Baltimore, Maryland. Read more here >
Christian Brothers Conference will grant refunds for registration cancellations received on or before 5:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, October 28, 2022, less a $25.00 administrative fee and a credit card processing fee. No refunds will be granted after Friday, October 28, 2022. Cancellation notices must be in writing and sent to Sarah Laitinen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Refunds for incorrect or duplicate registrations will be granted, less a $25.00 administrative fee and a credit card processing fee. All refunds will be in the form of a check mailed within three weeks of receipt of the written request.
Please direct all questions to Sarah Laitinen at email@example.com or at 202-529-0047 ext.109.
Highlights from Past Conferences
Huether Gathers Lasallians for Compassionate Dialogue and Courageous Conversations (November 22, 2021)
Lasallians Connect Virtually for Huether 2020 (December 1, 2020)
Huether 2019 Celebrates Zeal of Lasallians (November 26, 2019)
Huether 2018 Highlights Community (November 19, 2018)
Huether 2017 Brings Together Many Voices (November 20, 2017)
Huether Inspires Participants, Spreads Hope (November 21, 2016)
Huether Participants Return to Ministries with Renewed Passion (November 22, 2015)
Huether: Witness to the Lasallian Mission (November 25, 2014)
Huether Demonstrates Power of Lasallian Pedagogy (November 26, 2013)
Lasallians Inspired to Think Globally at Huether Conference (November 21, 2012)
Lasallian Regional Leadership Advocate for Children’s Rights at Educators Conference (November 27, 2011)
Participants Bring Home Lessons from Huether (November 22, 2010)