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Adult Education & Spiritual Formation: “How to Heal Our Divides” by Brian Allain
May 22 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
How to Heal Our Divides with author Brian Allain
Join us to discuss the new book How to Heal Our Divides by Brian Allain, featuring authors like Brian McLaren, Diana Bass, Parker Palmer, Shane Claiborne, and Makoto Fujimura.
These past years have put a spotlight on several serious, deep divides that have had strong negative impacts on our society – racial, political, religious, and other divisions. Much has been written describing these divides and how they came about, or encouraging us to look deeply inside ourselves to discover our own flaws. But more must be said regarding what to do about them. How to Heal Our Divides is a project aimed at building awareness of voices and organizations that are taking real action to address these issues. The project is not an attempt to gloss over serious problems but instead to highlight tangible efforts that are solving problems – actually healing divides in effective and practical ways. Come see how we can all take part in making the world a better, more whole place!
This event will be held in-person with the presenter on Zoom. You may contact Rev. Joann Lee to join via Zoom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brian Allain leads Writing for Your Life, a resource center and conferences for spiritual writers, which includes the Publishing in Color conference series, intended to increase the number of books published by spiritual writers of color. Brian also led the teams that produced Compassionate Christianity and How to Heal Our Divides. Previously Brian served as Founding Director of the Frederick Buechner Center where he led the launch of Mr. Buechner’s online presence and established several new programs and strategic partnerships. Brian has developed and led spiritual writers conferences at Princeton Theological Seminary, Drew Theological Seminary, Western Theological Seminary, the University of Southern California, Belmont University, New Brunswick Seminary, and several churches. He led the publishing effort for the book Buechner 101: An Introduction to Frederick Buechner, in collaboration with Anne Lamott. All of this is a second career, coming after successful business and technology leadership in high-tech. Brian has an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was designated a Palmer Scholar, their highest academic award.