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Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Practical Peacebuilding (Wed. 9 Jan, 2013 4:00 pm)

Practical Peacebuilding

January 9-12, 2013

Register now.

Offered jointly with Candler School of Theology, Practical Peacebuilding is a four-day program designed to teach skills and spiritual practices for conflict transformation. Conflict is simmering within congregations and communities, yet it can be the catalyst for positive change. Led by Candler's Luther E. Smith, Jr., Professor of Church and Community, and Ellen Ott Marshall, Associate Professor of Christian Ethics and Conflict Transformation, Practical Peacebuilding will teach participants to engage conflict constructively, strengthen skills necessary to facilitate a conflict transformation process, and identify spiritual practices and resources vital to sustaining this work. The opening keynote address will be given by the Rt. Rev. Mark MqcDonald, the Anglican Church of Canada's first National Indigenous Bishop who is deeply involved in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission addressing the abuses and hardships suffered by students of the residential schools for Aboriginal peoples in Canada. A second keynoter will be the Rev. Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Jr., a longtime civil rights activist and leading authority on nonviolent social change.

Continuing Education Units are available for program participants.


Thursday, January 24, 2013

Cartoons, Theology and Relationship with God (Thu. 24 Jan, 2013 10:00 am)


A Three-Day Course, January 22-24, 2013

To Register, Click Here.

Cartoons, political and comic, often convey theological messages and, by their portrayal of God and religion, shape the spiritual life of the reader-viewer. Both literature and art, cartoons provide the reader-viewer a medium for engaging the holy through both imagination and gaze. Cartoons can also tap into the gift of humor in the spiritual life.

This course examines the religious and spiritual character of cartoons and is appropriate for anyone who enjoys cartoons, who is interested in the influence of cartoons on the religious understanding and spiritual lives of adults, teens and children, or who may feel called to prayer through cartoon-making. Course reading will include the now classic The Gospel According to Peanuts by Robert L. Short. Making a guest presentation will be the Rt. Rev. Andrew Deitsche, the new Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, himself an accomplished cartoon artist.

Prof. Clair McPherson. 1-2 Credits or Audit.

Students taking the course for 2 credits will do independent study in the Spring 2013 (Easter) term and complete a longer final paper. Students in the spiritual direction programs may take the course at the 300 level to fulfill practicum requirements. The course may be audited.

Epiphany 2013. Tuesday-Thursday, January 22-24, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.


Friday, January 25, 2013

Anti-Racism Training (Fri. 25 Jan, 2013 9:00 am)

Anti-Racism Training

Friday, January 25 & Saturday, January 26, 2013

9:00am to 5:00pm

This two-day workshop fulfills The Episocpal Church's anti-racism training requirements for clergy.

To register, click here.

General Theological Seminary is honored to host this anti-racism training, offered by the Episcopal Diocese of New York and open to both students of the seminary and outside participants. 

The purpose of the training is to help us become aware of how the sin of racism impacts ALL of our lives and our ministries within the church and in society. The training also invites us to recognize and own how we all, unconsciously and consciously, participate in racist social structures and institutional systems.

Dialog is the foundation of the two days. We use groups exercises and, together, examine scientific and historical evidence concerning the origins of the concept of race and its legacy.

The workshop is helpful to anyone, but especially to those who seek to help build the reign of God.

General Seminary students may enroll without cost, as the training is included in tuition. Students who complete both days of this anti-racism training will have their participation recorded as CS 199 - Anti-Racism Training on their formal transcripts.

Outside participants are requested to pay a $75 fee for the training.



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