COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & PERFORMANCES:
THE JOHNSON SYMPOSIUM ON FAITH & SOCIETY
Saturday, November 16, 8:30am-5:00pm
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (2730 East 31st Street, Mpls)
“The Spiritual Price of the Doctrine of Discovery” featuring Mark Charles. Mark Charles is a dynamic and thought-provoking public speaker, writer, and consultant, lending deep insight into the complexities of American history regarding race, culture, and faith in order to help forge a path of healing and conciliation for the nation.
Participants are encouraged to donate $0-$30, based on what feels appropriate for their situations. No one will be turned away. Lunch will be provided. Register and pay online at htlcmpls.org/symposium or by calling the church office at 612-729-8358.
FRIENDS OF GUATEMALA
Saturday, November 16, 9 am – Noon
Easter Lutheran on the Hill (4200 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan, MN)
Immigration: Learn more about the perspective from the Guatemalan Lutheran Synod pastor and president regarding how immigration issues impact the people and communities they serve…
What does becoming a safe and welcoming denomination mean for the ELCA, the St. Paul Area Synod, and individual congregations? How might we come alongside those who are vulnerable and looking for safety? These are big, timely questions of faith that we cannot answer in a vacuum. Where do we begin to seek context and understanding beyond our own perspective?
One place to start is by listening to our partner congregations in Guatemala. These are not strangers. They are our sisters and brothers in Christ, with whom we share a relationship. As we seek to gain a deeper understanding of how immigration issues impact them, we can apply that knowledge in the larger contexts of immigration and sanctuary.
Pastor and president of Iglesia Luterana Agustina de Guatemala Rev. Karen Castillo will join us via video to share her perspective and insights. Director of Lutheran Advocacy – MN Tammy Walhof will help us process these big questions and begin a conversation about what this means for each of us. You are invited to join the conversation!
Meet the 13-member Easter Lutheran delegation that recently returned from Guatemala. Hear about the ten days they spent with partners in Guatemala City and rural Maya Itza.
Representatives from St. Paul Area Synod will provide an update as well.
FILM: RISKING LIGHT
Tuesday, November 19, 7:00-9:00pm
Riverview Theater (3800 42nd Avenue S., Mpls, 55406)
Risking Light is a thought-provoking documentary that explores resilience, and the painful process of moving from grief to compassion and forgiveness. After the film, stay for remarks by Mary Johnson-Roy, a Minneapolis resident, whose story of meeting and forgiving the man who murdered her son is featured in the film. There will be a restorative justice resource fair in the lobby.
Tickets are on Eventbrite for $10 and at the door for $12. https://riskinglightfilm.eventbrite.com