Faith + Life: Upcoming Sessions
When: Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.
Where: Hunter Room 205
January 5 - February 9: The More You Know: A Media Series on Anti-Racism
Presented by Rock Spring's Racial Equity Task Force.
January 5 & 12: Over two weeks, we will view “I Am Not Your Negro,” the 2016 documentary based on James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript,”Remember This House.” Narrated by actor Samuel L. Jackson, the film explores the history of racism in the U.S. through Baldwin’s reminiscences of civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as his personal observations of American history.
January 19: Continued focus on the life and teachings of Martin Luther King, Jr., through the lens of his relationships with mainline Protestant churches.
January 26: Join us for a historical and current look at race and sports.
February 2 & 9: Our series concludes with an overview of current leading anti-racist voices, including Ibram X. Kendi, Beverly Tatum, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Robin DiAngelo.
February 16, 23, March 1: Another Story Heard
We are storytelling creatures. But when was the last time we visited our own stories – or made up new ones? Join Gail Burnaford for three sessions loosely titled Another Story Heard. We will examine the ABCs of our childhood experiences of church, spirituality, religion – or none of the above. We will explore the Jewish storytelling called “midrash” in which the ancient rabbis (and we contemporary folk) “write around” familiar scripture, filling in the “back story” with our vivid imaginations. And, we will hear stories from young people and children, which won’t fail to teach and inspire.
Barbara Brown Taylor writes: My mosaic has my fingerprints all over it. I made it up. It’s my mosaic. Come and enrich your mosaic just before we enter the Lenten season. (Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others. 2019, p. 189).
March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5 : Telling Your Story - Carolyn Rapp