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Howard Thurman: Contemplative Resistance
February 20 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Saturday, February 20, 9 – 11 AM EST via Zoom
Who was Howard Thurman and what can he teach us? Why is this theologian especially relevant to us today?
Howard Thurman engaged with both Christian wisdom and mystical insights. He was committed to non-violent practices like those taught by Ghandi. And, “He rather gently and powerfully moved through the world in a spirit of grace, dignity, and humility,” says Professor Walter Fluker. And so, in today’s shrill and sharply divided environment, Howard Thurman’s teachings and way of being are especially relevant.
In this workshop, we’ll explore a spirituality that gives us a more reconciling and less reactive way to engage, and disengage, from the violence of our current world.
Our workshop leader will be Dr. Tejai Beulah, an assistant professor of history, ethics and black church and African diaspora studies at Methodist Theological School in Ohio. Her areas of expertise include African American studies, race and the ethical thought of Martin Luther King Jr. and Howard Thurman.
Who is this workshop for? Content and time of workshop may be more suitable for ages 16 years old and up, but all are welcome. Previous knowledge of meditative practice or Howard Thurman not required.
What’s the format? The format will be via Zoom and will include a presentation by Dr. Beulah, meditation and conversations with the speaker and among the group about Howard Thurman and what he has to teach us.
Date: Saturday, February 20 from 9 – 11 AM EST
Cost: $10 per person
For questions about this event, please email Nancy LeVasseur.
In the stillness of the quiet, if we listen, we can hear the whisper of the heart giving strength to weakness, courage to fear, hope to despair.—Howard Thurman