Advocacy and Action: Spring Quarter 2017

There is so much going on in the world right now, and it can be hard even just to decide what to do about it. This spring, why not consider joining one of these opportunities?

Unholy Trinity: The Intersection of Racism, Poverty, and Gun Violence

From their website: Unholy Trinity is sponsored by Bishops United Against Gun Violence, a group of nearly 70 Episcopal bishops working to curtail the epidemic of gun violence in the United States. The conference is open to everyone who is committed to exploring the intersection of racism, poverty and gun violence as people of faith. Registration will be capped at 250 people.

The conference will be held at the Lutheran School of Theology in Hyde Park. Registration is open.

Bending Towards Justice – Bexley Seabury Seminary’s Convocation

Bexley-Seabury Seminary’s convocation is April 26, 2-7 PM at St. James Commons, and is open to all. It will include presentations from three social justice ministry leaders.

  • The Rev. Dr. Gayle Fisher-Stewart, a former Washington DC police captain and founder of the Center for the Study of Faith in Justice at Calvary Episcopal Church, will give the convocation’s keynote address.
  • The Rev. Canon John Floberg will speak about his ministry with the Standing Rock Sioux Nation and receive an honorary doctoral degree.
  • Kenji Kuramitsu, a student at McCormick Theological Seminary, will discuss his work with the Movement for Black Lives and the Japanese and LGBTQ communities. 
    http://www.bexleyseabury.edu/2017-convocation/

Join the Faith Contingent in the People’s Climate March

The People’s Climate March is April 29. Their listserv and Facebook page provide updates, and they gather for webinars every Monday from 5:30-6:30 EST to share updates as faith leaders organizing their communities.

 

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