"Engaging the World" forum planned at Jay Gould church
‚ÄúEngaging the World‚Äù Forum, where people of faith gather to look at and share thoughts on difficult issues of contemporary life, meets in the Chapel at the Jay Gould Memorial Reformed Church in Roxbury, the last Sunday in each month from 3-5 p.m.
The Forum on Sunday, Jan. 27, features an interview with The Rev. James A. Forbes filmed at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC in November. Forbes is a social activist, senior minister emeritus of The Riverside Church in New York City, and president of the Healing of the Nations Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the spiritual revitalization of America.
In the interview with Dean Samuel T. Lloyd III, Forbes asks, ‚ÄúWhat can be done to give poverty a voice in America?‚Äù His subject, ‚ÄúA Divided America: Can Religion Bring us Together?‚Äù is inspired by a verse in Revelation: ‚Äú‚Ä¶and the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.‚Äù Forbes calls upon us to learn to have conversation with people who differ from us. He says, ‚ÄúHealing takes place within each of us through the immune system. We are called upon to be the leaves of the tree and to help heal the body politic.‚Äù Following the film, there will be an opportunity for conversation about the many urgent and provocative issues brought to light.
In February, the Forum will feature South African Archbishop and Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu speaking on ‚ÄúCan We Forgive Our Enemies?‚Äù
March and April subjects are ‚ÄúIs Peace Possible?‚Äù and ‚ÄúFaith and Environmentalism.‚Äù
Admission to the ‚ÄúEngaging the World‚Äù Forum at the Gould Church is free. All are welcome. Child care is provided.
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