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Rising to Beloved Community

January 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


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The beloved community that Dr. King promised requires radical honesty and true repentance, a journey upon which white American society stubbornly refuses to embark. Even now, the fervent resistance against teaching honestly the history of US racism in our schools underscores the work we must do. This conversation will focus on how we can transform beyond the painful divisions that try to tear us apart, to foster conciliation. We will focus on both the personal and social dimensions of this work, and the practical steps each of us can take to heal what is broken.

Jacqui Lewis will be in conversation with Danya Ruttenberg. This conversation is part of the Freedom Rising Salons, a year-long conversation series that features thought leaders, organizers, artists and modern prophets reflecting on crucial justice issues, and what we all can do to rise and meet them.

Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg
Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg (she/her) is Scholar in Residence at National Council of Jewish Women and author of the forthcoming ON REPENTANCE: REPAIR AND AMENDS IN AN UNAPOLOGETIC WORLD (Beacon Press, August 2022), on applying an ancient framework of repentance and repair to the contemporary public square, to institutions, and to national policy. She is also the award-winning author of seven other books on Judaism and feminism, theology, sexuality, justice, parenting, and other topics, including Nurture the Wow and Surprised By God. She has written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, Salon, Time, Newsweek, and has been a regular contributor to The Washington Post. She has been named by the Center for American Progress as one of 21 “Faith Leaders to Watch,” by Newsweek and The Daily Beast as one of ten “rabbis to watch,” by The Forward as one of the top 50 most influential women rabbis. She also has a weekly newsletter that uses the ancient stories of the Bible for mirrors and lights on our own lives; it can be found at LifeIsASacredText.Substack.com.


January 19
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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