Wednesday Gatherings

It started with a traditional Wednesday Chapel – a weekly time for the community to gather for prayer, reflection, community, and lunch. Then, in the midst of the global pandemic, we pivoted, going virtual with Wednesday Reflections. We recognized the need for opportunities for deeper engagement with civic and social justice issues, as well as a way to be together in a world separated. We invited powerful community speakers and activists to share their journeys, lessons, and inspirations to make change. And now, under a new moniker, we offer Wednesday Gatherings, our Wednesday weekly convening featuring insightful conversations, dialogue and artistic events from our CTS faculty and students, as well provocative community leaders working towards greater justice in the world.  Join us Wednesdays at noon. Justice lives here.

 

CLICK HERE TO JOIN OUR LIVE ZOOM LINK EVERY WEDNESDAY AT NOON

 

Upcoming Topics & Speakers:

Sept. 15: Fall Convocation featuring Dr. Scott Haldeman

Sept. 22: Sukkot Celebration and Climate Change Dialogue with Rabbi Dr. Mikva and special guests

Sept. 29: Book Launch and Discussion with Dr. Zachary Moon:”Goatwalking: A Quaker Pastoral Theory”

Oct. 6 Trauma Informed Clergy with CTS Students

VIEW PAST WEDNESDAY GATHERINGS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL HERE

Past Topics & Speakers Include:

  • Finding Rest in the Storm: Embracing a ‘Theology of Self-Care’ in the Midst of Crisis – Dr. Kameelah Mu’Min Rashad
  • Out from the Gloomy Past – Dr. Teresa Smallwood
  • Inside Look at the Christian Left – Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons
  • No Longer Innocent: Reflections on a Pandemic – Rev. Billy Honor
  • Angelic Troublemaking – Rev. Jason Carson Wilson
  • Building Movement – Deepa Iyer
  • When They Build Walls, We Build Bridges – Dr. Debbie Almontaser
  • Spoken Word: Faith and Poetry – J.Kwest
  • Christians Against Christian Nationalism – Amanda Tyler/Dr. Rachel Mikva
  • Translating Love into Action – Syda Taylor
  • Religious and Cultural Diversity in CPS – Rev. Alan Conley
  • Faith Communities Making Social Impact – Rev. Reginald Blount