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Forgiveness and Power in an Age of Atrocity: Servant-leadership as a way of life with Shann Ray Ferch

November 10, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Details: In a time of personal and political upheaval, what brings peace, what secures greater justice, and what draws us into greater individual and communal beauty? Dr. Ferch considers the essence of ultimate forgiveness, the consciousness to live well with others, and the prophetic vision of Coretta Scott King and Martin Luther King Jr.’s beloved community.


American Book Award winner Dr. Shann Ray Ferch spent part of his childhood on the Northern Cheyenne reservation in southeast Montana, played college basketball for Pepperdine University, and professional basketball in Germany’s highest league, the Bundesliga. He teaches leadership studies at Gonzaga University, and is a leadership consultant for businesses and nonprofits, focusing on servant-leadership across the disciplines nationally and internationally.  He has served as a visiting professor in leadership and forgiveness studies in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Shann is the author/editor of Atomic Theory 7, Servant-Leadership and Forgiveness, Conversations on Servant Leadership, American Masculine, Blood Fire Vapor Smoke, American Copper, Sweetclover, and Forgiveness and Power in the Age of Atrocity.  His work as a poet and prose writer has  been featured in Poetry, Esquire, McSweeney’s, High Desert Journal, Poetry International, Narrative, Prairie Schooner, and Salon. He is grateful to his wife Jennifer, and his daughters Natalya, Ariana, and Isabella for giving him love and for teaching him how to live. See, for more information, and contact Shann at


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