December 9, 2018
Sacred Shelter: Revolutionary Love Speaker Series
1:30pm - 2:30pm / Sanctuary
On December 9th at 1:30 PM, Middle Collegiate Church will host a discussion of ‘Sacred Shelter: Thirteen Journeys of Homelessness and Healing’ with Susan Celia Greenfield, the editor, and with Dennis Barton, who shares his personal story in the book.
Through frank, honest interviews, ‘Sacred Shelter’ follows the lives of thirteen people who experienced homelessness and graduated from an interfaith life skills empowerment program. They share traumas from their youth, the devastation of homelessness, and the healing they discovered through community and faith. Interspersed among their stories are reflections from directors, clerics, and volunteers involved in the life skills program. In powerful narrative form, Sacred Shelter represents a demographic group that continues to suffer from systemic injustice and marginalization. By listening to individual stories, we are urged to confront our own woundedness and uncover our desire for human connection, a sacred shelter on the other side of suffering.
This event is free and open to the public. RSVP on Facebook.
Books will be available to purchase at the event. Alternatively, you can support the book by purchasing a copy from Fordham University Press.
The talk is part of the Revolutionary Love Speakers Series.
#ReadUP #RevolutionaryLove Plans are already underway for the Revolutionary Love Conference April 5-7, 2019, but you won't have to wait until then to get a taste of this year's theme: the Politics of Faith. Middle Church will host a monthly Sunday speaker series on the same theme, and host Tuesday night teach-ins with our senior minister Jacqui Lewis.