Locked In Solidarity – February 12
On February 12, High Rock Church will host a (free) conference called Highrock Beyond Bars: Locked in Solidarity to mobilize the church on a wider scale to serve those affected by incarceration. It’s a gathering to encourage practitioners, engage with stories of change, and be equipped in the pursuit of justice. Keynote speaker: Rev. Travorus Weaver, Chaplain, MCI Shirley.
Jesus said, “I was in prison and you came to me.” (Matthew 25:36). Come learn more of how you can join him in this work. Register here today.
Survivor Share with Route One Ministry
Join Route One Ministry on March 18th at 10:00am via zoom as we highlight the realities of trafficking here in the US and hear Tricia Grant’s own story of being trafficked. We as an organization strive to serve women sexually exploited and trafficked by the commercial sex industry. We strive to listen first and assist second. We hope to be a connection to the resources women need to leave the sex industry, as they need.
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Revelation in a Time of Plague
- Rabbi Or Rose is the founding Director of the Betty Ann Greenbaum Miller Center for Interreligious Learning & Leadership of Hebrew College. Before assuming this position in 2016, he worked in various administrative and teaching capacities at Hebrew College for over a decade, including serving as a founding faculty member and Associate Dean of the Rabbinical School. Rabbi Rose was also one of the creators of CIRCLE, The Center for Interreligious & Community Leadership Education, cosponsored by Hebrew College and Andover Newton Theological School (2007 – 2017). In addition to his work at Hebrew College, Rabbi Rose has taught for the Bronfman Youth Fellowships, The Wexner Graduate Fellowship, Me’ah, and in a variety of other academic, religious, and civic contexts throughout North America and in Israel. He is the co-editor of Speaking Torah: Spiritual Teachings from Around the Maggid’s Table (Jewish Lights), and the award-winning anthology, My Neighbor’s Faith: Stories of Interreligious Encounter, Growth, and Transformation (Orbis). His most recent publication is the anthology, Words To Live By: Sacred Sources for Interreligious Engagement (Orbis 2018). In 2009 – 2010, he was selected as a member of the Shalom Hartman Institute’s inaugural North American Scholar’s Circle. In 2014, Northeastern University honored him for his interreligious educational efforts.
- Rodney L. Petersen, PhD is executive director of The Lord’s Day Alliance of the U.S. (LDAUSA) and Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries (CMM), greater Boston area’s oldest interfaith social justice network. He is formerly executive director of the Boston Theological Institute, taught in the member schools and overseas, and was co-founder of the Religion and Conflict Transformation program. He serves on the boards of several nonprofit organizations. Petersen is author or co-editor of numerous publications, including, Forgiveness and Reconciliation: Religion, Public Policy and Conflict Transformation (Templeton Foundation Press, 2001); Overcoming Violence (BTI, 2010); Formation for Life: Peacemaking and Twenty – First Century Discipleship (Wipf and Stock, 2013); general editor of George H. Williams, History of Religion at Harvard, 3 volumes (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2014); and Religion and Public Policy: Human Rights, Conflict, and Ethics (Cambridge University Press, 2015).
- Carl Sharif El-Tobgui, PhD is Associate Professor of Arabic & Islamic Studies and Director of the Arabic Language Program in the Near Eastern and Judaic Studies department at Brandeis University. Professor El-Tobgui’s scholarly expertise lies in the field of Islamic thought, with a special concentration on theology, law, and jurisprudence. He has recently published his first book, Ibn Taymiyya on Reason and Revelation, which examines a 10-volume treatise on the relationship between reason and scripture. In addition to his expertise in Islamic thought, Professor El-Tobgui has a deep love of language in general and of Classical Arabic in particular and has enjoyed for many years exploring the intricacies of Arabic grammar, as well as classical literature and poetry with his students.
- What is the role of God in this pandemic?
- What is the role of spirituality and religion?
- What is the role of people of faith?
- How can we connect more with our spiritual being and God so that we can help the world overcome this crisis?
- What do we tell our children when they ask why is God doing this?
- And many others
Letter from Birmingham Jail: Public Reading & Reflection
All are welcome on the anniversary of Dr. King’s death for a public reading of Letter from Birmingham Jail, with times of personal and community reflection.
The Letter began in the margins of smuggled newspapers in response to criticism from moderate white clergy, and became the moral framework for the Civil Rights Movement. Today, it continues to call people of all faiths and none to pursue reconciliation in our communities.
With special guest Rev. Emmett G. Price III, Ph.D. Dean of the Chapel & Founding Executive Director of the Institute for the Study of the Black Christian Experience at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
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