Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Dec 15 2020 except Tue Sep 08 2020, Tue Sep 22 2020, Tue Sep 29 2020, Tue Oct 13 2020, Tue Oct 27 2020, Tue Nov 10 2020, Tue Dec 08 2020.
Rev. Breana van Velzen

Beginning in August, Duke Chapel will co-host a group of ministers, community members, and students gathering online twice-a-month to discuss the book The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race by the Rev. Dr. Willie Jennings, associate professor of systematic theology and Africana studies at Yale Divinity School. A theologian and ordained Baptist minister, he is a former Duke Divinity School faculty member.

The first online meeting is Tuesday, August 18, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. with the following meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of each month; the final meeting will be on Tuesday, December 15. Anyone may join the group at any point in the semester.

Called “a ground-breaking, magisterial account of the potential and failures of Christianity since the colonialist period,” the award-winning book takes up the question, Why has Christianity, a religion premised upon neighborly love, failed in its attempts to heal social divisions?

The online group will use The Christian Imagination as a prompt for discussion about challenging times in our faith and how to learn from one another’s experiences. The group is co-organized by Duke Chapel and DurhamCares, a nonprofit that seeks to foster collaboration, develop leaders, and educate the people of Durham, N.C., to care for their neighbors in holistic ways.

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