Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Online Workshop Nov. 19 on Faith, Justice, and Movement Building

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Update: Watch here a recording of this online conversation.

The Chapel will present an online workshop, titled “Signs of Hope: Building a Movement,” on Thursday, November 19, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. The workshop will address faith-based relational work, the need for and reasons behind faith-based organizing, and practical tips and training on building relationships, community, movements, and faith-based activism and advocacy.

This free online event is open to students and the public. Register here.

Christians, Buddhists, Muslims, and other faith groups come from long traditions of seeking justice through faith. In many contexts, such as the ancient Israelites under subjugation in Egypt or under Roman rule in the near East, the two could not be separated. Without faith-based activism, the right to vote, the abolition of slavery, and other rights would not exist in the United States.   

The speakers will be: the Rev. Bruce Puckett, assistant dean of the Chapel, who has been working in Durham and at the Chapel for the last eleven years; Alicia Crosby, a Duke Divinity student as well as a justice educator, activist, and minister whose work addresses the spiritual, systemic, and interpersonal harm people experience; and Ricardo Guillen, the organizing director at Living United for Change in Arizona and a longtime community organizer, activist, and youth empowerment leader in Phoenix, Arizona, working on the front lines of immigrant rights, economic justice, and racial justice.

The discussion will be moderated by the Chapel's community minister, the Rev. Breana van Velzen.