Do you want to expand your knowledge of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging? Connect more deeply with the beloved community seeking an end to racism, inequity, and injustice? Then consider attending these upcoming events in our community!
Intersections of Spirituality, Social Justice, and Climate Change
2-3 p.m. EST
Reflection and panel discussion on how and where spirituality, social justice, and climate change come together and intersect within various faith traditions.
• Dan McKanan, AB ’89, Ralph Waldo Emerson UUA Senior Lecturer at Harvard Divinity School
• Sofía Betancourt, Associate Professor of Unitarian Universalist Theologies and Ethics at Starr King School for the Ministry
• Elizabeth Eaton, MDiv ’80, Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
• Rosalyn LaPier, WSRP ’16, Associate Professor, Environmental Studies at University of Montana
White Supremacy: Infecting the COVID-19 Response and Corrupting Democracy (#RiseUp4Justice)
A panel of experts will discuss how the far-right have used the pandemic to exacerbate racial othering and undermine democracy. They will also consider strategies to counter right-wing narratives and organizing strategies for racial justice. The panelists include:
- Denise Herd, Professor of Public Health and Associate Director, Othering and Belonging Institute, UC Berkeley
- Sky Allen, Project Manager, Inland Empowerment
- Art Reyes, Executive Director, We the People Michigan
Day of Prayers for Justice for George Floyd and Black Liberation
Hosted by: Prayers for Justice for George Floyd and Black Liberation
- 8:00 a.m. CST Call to Prayer
We will ring bells in George Floyd Square for one minute at 8:00 AM, then have 8 minutes and 46 seconds of silence and then ring bells again for one minute. We invite people from around the world to ring bells (hand bells, church bells, etc.) and observe silence in solidarity with us at the same time.
- Noon CST – Multi-faith prayer service
- 1:00 PM CST – Prayer stations
- 3:00 PM CST Healing circles
- 7:00 PM – CST Candlelight Vigil with readings of prayers from around the world.
No registration necessary. Find out more information about Day of Prayers for Justice for George Floyd and Black Liberation.
March 11 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Two of the 20th century’s most well know theologian-pastor-activists, Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Martin Luther King, Jr., placed an important emphasis on the relationship between living in community and doing justice. In their respective theologies, they both understood building and sustaining authentic community as a crucial framework for doing justice work.
Join Reverend Chris Dorsey, president of Higher Education Leadership Ministries and former seminary professor and university chaplain, to learn about our call to pursue racial justice and equity as followers of Jesus Christ.
Do you know of an event promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging that you want to share with the Luther Seminary community? Please submit it to Dan Sassenberg at email@example.com.
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