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Summer 2013 Classes

Re-Imagining Our Work for Healing and Justice
Tuesdays, July 2-30, 12:30 to 1:30pm

This lunchtime series will provide an opportunity to step back from our daily reality and discuss the ways we work to build a better world. Together we will consider the tensions inherent in direct service and explore how non-profit organizations can be more accountable to the communities they serve as well as movements for social change. Drawing on short readings and personal experiences, we will develop strategies for rooting our work more deeply in spirit and solidarity.

Tim Kumfer is the Director of the Servant Leadership School.

Renise Walker is the Director of Resident Life at Jubilee Housing.


An Active Faith: The Letter of James
Wednesdays, July 3-31, 12:30 to 1:30pm

Join us for a lunchtime Bible study of the Letter of James. This short epistle packs a serious punch, reminding those who follow Jesus that our faith becomes manifest through inclusion of the marginalized. Its practical wisdom reminds us that love of God cannot be separated from the care of our brothers and sisters. We will study a single chapter each week, taking our time with these sacred words and seeking to apply them to our daily lives.

Rev. Joseph Deck, III is the Executive Director of The Festival Center and the Minister to Men at Reid Temple A.M.E. Church.