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Mar
30
Thu
Jesus and Buddha Friends in Conversation @ Union Theological Seminary, Steward Room
Mar 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Jesus and Buddha
Friends in Conversation

Two friends, one a Christian and Christian theologian, the other a Christian and Buddhist “Dual Belonger” and theologian, will explore together how a conversation between Christians and Buddhists can clarify and support a spirituality that is experientially real (mystical) as well as socially engaged (prophetic).

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Book will be available for sale (cash or personal check)
Sponsored by the Interreligious Engagement Field of Union Theological Seminary

Dr. Su’ad Abdul Khabeer, “Muslims, #BlackLivesMatter, and Race in America” @ Social Hall
Mar 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Dr. Su’ad Abdul Khabeer for a conversation on Muslims, #BlackLivesMatter, and Race in America.

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Su’ad Abdul Khabeer is a scholar-artist-activist who uses anthropology and performance to explore the intersections of race and popular culture. Her latest work, Muslim Cool: Race, Religion and Hip Hop in the United States (NYU Press 2016), is an ethnography on Islam and hip hop that examines how intersecting ideas of Muslimness and Blackness challenge and reproduce the meanings of race in the US. Su’ad’s written work is accompanied by her one-woman solo performance Sampled: Beats of Muslim Life. Su’ad leads Sapelo Square, the first website to comprehensively document and analyze the Black US American Muslim experience. Su’ad has written for The Root, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Ebony Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Religious Dispatches and has appeared on Al Jazeera English. She received her Ph.D. from Princeton University and is currently an assistant professor of anthropology and African American studies at Purdue University.

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Fear in the Time of Trump @ James Memorial Chapel
Mar 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Fear in the Time of Trump with Miriam Greenspan

How can we befriend our despair & allow these dark emotions to become a source for transformation?
How can we combine spiritual wisdom & political activism in response to the environmental crisis?

This talk will address the current role of fear in American democracy: the manipulation of fear that gave rise to Trump-ism; the escalating fear, anxiety, and PTSD in our society; and how we can put our fear to good use as a source of resistance and power.

PART OF Healing & Resistance in the Time of Trump
A FREE MULTI-DAY PROGRAM FEATURING MIRIAM GREENSPAN & ROGER S. GOTTLIEB
March 30th – April 1st, 2017
Sponsored by Prof. Tara Hyun Kyung Chung & the class of “Ecofeminism & Earth Spirituality”

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Mar
31
Fri
Workshop with Miriam Greenspan @ Social Hall
Mar 31 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Healing Through the Dark Emotions:
The Wisdom of Fear, Grief & Despair

Fear, grief and despair have become widespread and overwhelming.  This workshop addresses how to befriend these devalued emotions and allow them to become sources of spiritual power, healing and transformation. 

Space is limited! CLICK to RSVP

PART OF Healing & Resistance in the Time of Trump
A FREE MULTI-DAY PROGRAM FEATURING MIRIAM GREENSPAN & ROGER S. GOTTLIEB
March 30th – April 1st, 2017
Sponsored by Prof. Tara Hyun Kyung Chung & the class of “Ecofeminism & Earth Spirituality”

Apr
1
Sat
Workshop with Roger S. Gottlieb @ Social Hall
Apr 1 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Environmental Crisis, Spirituality & Resistance

How does a spiritual perspective rooted in awareness, acceptance, gratitude, compassion, and love respond to the environmental crisis? And how can that spirituality join with progressive traditions of political theory and activist resistance?

Space is limited! CLICK to RSVP

PART OF Healing & Resistance in the Time of Trump
A FREE MULTI-DAY PROGRAM FEATURING MIRIAM GREENSPAN & ROGER S. GOTTLIEB
March 30th – April 1st, 2017
Sponsored by Prof. Tara Hyun Kyung Chung & the class of “Ecofeminism & Earth Spirituality”

Apr
5
Wed
Faith in America with Leymah Gbowee @ Union Theological Seminary
Apr 5 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm

Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM (Doors will open at 6:00 PM)
Location: The Social Hall at the Union Theological Seminary at 121st and Broadway

Please join Nobel Peace Prize winner, Leymah Gbowee, for a conversation about Women’s Role in Curbing Violence.

Full event details forthcoming.

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More information on the Faith in America series along with details for a day-of livestream can be found here.

Apr
6
Thu
The Listening Heart @ Pratt Institute
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Listening Heart

Please join director and writer Storäe Michele as she celebrates her thesis film, [the listening heart]. Performed with an amazing cast of incredible women of color, this film brings to life an original story grounded in Mayan and Yoruba cosmologies. The protagonist Ix Chel originated from collaborative conversations with Edyka Chilomé, as a child healer learning the word love. Through embodied poetry, song and dance, we uplift the feminine divine and investigate the ways we communicate the meaning of love to our youth.

This film features dynamic individuals: Jadele McPherson, Shae Marie, Jaguar Mary X, Kevonnie Shelton, Cocoa Sarai, Jaye Watts, Alexandria Johnson, Esperanza Serrano, Medina Ouida, Kay Lowry, Tamara Dumay Murad, and Jazmin Peralta–who are exceptional artist, performers, entrepreneurs, mothers, activists, singers, songwriters, dancers, poets, & educators. This piece is beautifully captured by our dynamic cinematographer Cspinfilms Chris Gman.

Featuring: Panel Discussion with Director & Cast.

This event is free and a gift for our community.

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Apr
7
Fri
BONHOEFFER LECTURES IN PUBLIC ETHICS @ Union Theological Seminary
Apr 7 @ 9:00 am – Apr 8 @ 5:00 pm

BONHOEFFER LECTURES IN PUBLIC ETHICS

The 19th annual Bonhoeffer Lectures in Public Ethics will be held at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York on April 7, and 8, 2017.

The 2017 Bonhoeffer Lectures are also Union Seminary’s contribution to the worldwide commemoration of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation in 1517, with a special focus on Luther and the Lutheran tradition. This year’s theme is: “Re-Forming the Church of the Future: Bonhoeffer, Luther, Public Ethics.”

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Apr
20
Thu
Faith in America with Rev. William Barber @ Union Theological Seminary
Apr 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm

Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM (doors open at 6:00 PM)
Location: James Memorial Chapel, Union Theological Seminary (121st Street and Broadway)

Please join Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, Visiting Professor of Public Theology and Activism, for: In Search of a Moral Revolution of Values.

Full event details forthcoming.

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MORE INFORMATION ON THE FAITH IN AMERICA SERIES ALONG WITH DETAILS FOR A DAY-OF LIVESTREAM CAN BE FOUND HERE.

Apr
21
Fri
Acts of Exclusion: API Responses to Migration, Otherness, and Belonging @ Union Theological Seminary
Apr 21 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Please join the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Caucus for Acts of Exclusion: API Responses to Migration, Otherness, and Belonging on April 21, 2017. Though this is a free event, registration is required.

Panelists to include:

Patrick Cheng ’01, ’09 & ’10
Affiliated Associate Professor of Theology, Chicago Theological Seminary
Associate Priest, The Church of the Transfiguration

W. Anne Joh
Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

Tat-siong Benny Liew
Professor in New Testament Studies, College of the Holy Cross

Keun-Joo Christine Pae ’08
Associate Professor of Religion & Ethics, Denison University

Zhaodeng Peng

Anne-Marie Tupuola Plunkett

Lisa Asedillo Pratt ’15

Tim Tseng ’87 & ’94

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