There is no denying that the nation is changing as the world is changing. This mean the church and religious life as well as the workplace is changing. An influx of concerns related to diversity, including race and gender matters are filling the news. The church must not turn a deaf ear to these issues. Now is an important time for the church to create space for frank conversations about the situation of race and gender in America.
The Urban Renewal Center will host a new three-part Adult Education Seminar on Diversity in America. The topic for the February class will be "Gender Talk Where are the Boundaries?" This panel-style seminar will focus on the issue of gender inequality and the abuse continuum expressed by the national #metoo movement. By the end of the class, those who attend will have a better understanding of the blight of abused women and a Christian vision for gender equality.
Join us Sunday, February 11th at 11am, Sunday, February 18th at 11am and March 4th at 11am at the First Presbyterian Church of Norfolk in First Hall. Each class will only last one hour. We will end each session at 12 noon. The class will be a live podcast recording.
Some of the panelists are Jen Hatzung, Hunter Johnston, Jennifer Valentine, Rev. Dr. Ella Thompson, Rev. Valena Hoy, Dr. Kimberly Alexander, and Brittany Szkaradnik.
The City on a Hill Forum: An Interfaith Dialogue on Race will be held at Congregation Beth EL Synagogue in Norfolk, VA.
Hosted by Barbara Hamm Lee
Featuring guest performances by Not Just for February Players
If you missed the first IMPACT Homework Club Interest meetings, don't fret. There is another one coming! Come learn about how to get involved as a tutor for the IMPACT Homework Club to help Norfolk 2nd graders succeed. The next meeting will be held Tuesday, January 8, 2017 at 4:00pm at Vessel Craft Coffee at Selden Market; 215 E. Plume St.; Norfolk, VA 23510
The Urban Renewal Center would like to invite you to join us for the next Fall Book Club meeting! We are reading and discussing a perspective from Ta-Nehisi Coates..
The second book club meeting with be Wednesday, November 29th at 6pm EST. The meeting will be held at the First Lutheran Church of Norfolk; 1301 Colley Ave, Norfolk, VA 23517.
The Urban Renewal Center would like to invite you to join us for the Fall Book Club! In light of the national crises surrounding the situation of race and racism in America, we will be reading a perspective from Ta-Nehisi Coates and then discussing the book from a Christian perspective.