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Sunday Seminar: Welcoming the Other
August 20, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 9:45 am
Hospitality and the Stranger: Welcoming the Divine
This four-week Seminar series will respond to videos from The Work of the People. Each video stands alone, so you need not attend the whole series.
In ancient cultures, the stranger was someone in whom hospitality was extended. To welcome the stranger was to welcome the company of the divine. This series of videos is about those we might consider other, stranger, foreigner, and alien. These are the people often on the margins of society, and treated as such. They might be migrants, those who are of different religious or cultural backgrounds, those who live in neighborhoods of different social economic classes, those who simply look, act, and behave differently.
August 20: Welcoming the Other (Crucified Realities)
Why are there separate standards for white people and people of color? Womanist theologian and minister, Kelly Brown Douglas, talks about the “stand your ground culture” in the United States and its relationship to white supremacy. For white Americans, the right to defend one’s territory through violence is held exclusively. People of color are not granted this same right. Therefore, we must continue to question if justice exist in our society, if it is only justice for some and not for all.
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