Bifrost Arts Conference - The cry of the poor

John Foley’s well-known hymn describes a God who is near to the broken-hearted, who hears the cry of the poor. When our spirit is crushed, God is a safe shelter for our fears.

This year’s Bifrost conference will explore the intersection of worship, community, and mercy. Speakers will include Makoto Fujimura (Director of International Arts Movement), John Witvliet (Director of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship), Greg Thompson (fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture), and Brother Emmanuel (brother from the worshipping community of Taize), as well as other panels and workshops.

We are also excited to have music from Sandra McCracken, Philadelphia Choral Arts, the Bifrost Arts Ensemble, and The Welcome Wagon. We hope you can join us!

Conference Check-in

Check-in will begin at 4:30pm on Monday, April 22 at Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral. You will receive all your conference materials at this time. See the Logistics page for more information about parking, etc. Opening night worship begins at 6:30pm and is open to the public.  A reception for conference registrants will be hosted after opening worship.  See our most recent blog post for more information about travel and opening night.

Walk-up Registration

We will be closing online registration on the evening before the event (April 21).  We’re happy to offer walk-up registration–see rates here.  We can accept cash, check, or credit card.  Just show up at our opening location, Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, between 4:30 and 6:30 to register (if possible, on the earlier side would be easier).