Telling the Mother Emanuel Story on Film, May 14 in D.C.
The mass shooting at Mother Emanuel Church was a major wake-up call in 2015 to the rise of home-grown terrorism among white supremacists in the U.S.
There is a remarkable film made about the church’s struggle, the forces of local racism, and the people’s strength. It is called “Emanuel” and screens in D.C. on Tuesday May 14, at the Museum of…
Muslim Ramadan begins today, May 6
Share a greeting this month to your Muslim friends: “Blessed Ramadan” or “Ramadan Mubarak.” DO attend an Iftar, breaking fast meal, if you are invited!
Ramadan explained by a Muslim colleague:
The time has come for this years Ramadan; May 6 to June 4, 2019.
Muslims start fasting before dawn (SEHR) and break the fast at sunset (IFTAR) and dinner is served after…
Hate Strikes Mosque, Church, and Synagogue in High Holy Days
Anti-Religious Hate strikes Mosque, Church, and Synagogue during these Holy Seasons.
Mosque mass Shootings last month in Christchurch, New Zealand with a hundred casualties (including 50 deaths).
Easter mass Bombings of Churches (Catholic and Protestant) in Sri Lanka, with hundreds of casualties (including 75 deaths).
Passover Shooting in southern California at Chabad Synagogue of Poway with four casualties (including 1…
The Ecumenical Challenge–Dr. Mitzi Budde’s address
Do you know why Ecumenism is a priority for the Churches? Do you know how do go about it? Dr. Budde guided the Figel Event audience to both responses with a stellar address that provided a theological rationale for practical engagement. Communing with one another is a way of Communing with God. As various churches live toward greater unity, we…
New Film on Howard Thurman–DC Debut February 5!
A new film on Howard Thurman’s life and theology will take place on Tuesday, February 5, 6:30 pm at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church. Sponsored by the Howard University School of Divinity and the McClendon Scholar program at NYAPC. Information below.
Reformed Institute on “People of the Book” Jan. 26
Annual Convocation is on the topic “Are Protestants Still People of the Book”?… Address given by Dr. Bruce Douglas, emeritus professor of Georgetown University. Open and Free to the Public, 9:00 a.m. registration and breakfast, adjourn at noon. Held at National Presbyterian Church. See below: RI 2019 ConvocationPoster…
Prayers for Truth and Unity, Justice and Peace in 2019
During these holy days, we have gathered prayers for truth, unity, justice and peace–offering them as a gift for all who want to pray into this New Year. Here are a few that you will find in the resource, linked here and below. May we all pray and work for a new direction in this New Year.
Lord, Lord, open unto…
STVU recognized as seminary that Changes the World
Today, I am at the Samuel D. Proctor School of Theology visiting with the Advisory Council and Dean Walker. Such a joy to see this recently honored seminary community at work! See the recognition from the Center for Faith and Service.
Black Women in Preaching at STVU Convocation
Annual Convocation at the Samuel D. Proctor School of Theology in Richmond celebrates Black Women in Preaching this week. Outstanding program, and still time to sign up and come!
Statement on Anti-Religious Violence in Houses of Prayer
Statement about anti-Religious Violence in Houses of Worship
Washington Theological Consortium Board of Trustees
A Consortium of Ten Theological Schools and Interfaith Partners
The murder of eleven faithful congregants and the wounding of seven others at the Tree of Life Synagogue at the hands of an antisemitic killer signal a growing moral and spiritual crisis for all communities of faith. Along with other…