Augsburg University Virtual Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation is on Monday, January 18 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
The virtual gathering will include student and alumni performances. Our theme is ‘Art is Activism and Healing.’
There will be a small art gallery in the library and the Christensen Center on the first floor. This gallery will be available for the Augsburg Community from Jan. 18th – Jan. 22nd.
If you are not able to come to campus, we have a 60 piece virtual gallery available on the Pan-Afrikan Website and MSS Facebook page. Which will be available from Jan. 18th – March 1st, 2021.
“The time is always right to do what is right,” Martin Luther King Jr.
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You are invited to join Pastor Babette Chatman on Zoom today at 10:40 am for prayer and to hold silence for 8 minutes and 46 seconds as we remember George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and our call for racial justice in the nation and in God’s world. Due to the inclement weather forecast we will not meet in Hoversten Chapel today. https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/95460363994?pwd=S1lSdks0T1cvcm96ZDNTRTlmYndUUT09
Pastor Babette Chatman also offers a prayer in honor of the legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. available on the Campus Ministry blog. See link below.
Epiphany: The Light Shine Through Resistance
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Date: January 26, 2021
Time: 4:00- 5:00 pm CST
Format: Zoom Webinar
Interfaith at Augsburg invites you to join in reflecting upon how various religious and secular traditions call for our engagement in loving and serving the neighbor, working for healing, justice, peace and mercy, and the care of creation in a divided and often distrustful nation and world.
Farhan Latif, President of the El-Hibri Foundation, will moderate a conversation with:
Imam Makram El-Amin, Masjid An-Nur in Minneapolis
Professor Lori Brandt Hale, chair of Augsburg University’s Department of Religion and Philosophy
Rabbi Rabbi Arielle LeKach-Rosenberg, Assistant Rabbi, Shir Tikvah Congregation in Minneapolis
Following the presentations we will hear from student respondents, and there will be time for Q&A.
Farhan Latif is a philanthropic leader, social entrepreneur and cross sector mobilizer on minority inclusion. He is the President of the El-Hibri Foundation, focused on cross sector approaches to foster inclusion across religious and political divides.
Imam Makram El-Amin has worked for more than two decades as a religious and community leader, firmly rooted in the principle of our inherent human dignity. Imam El-Amin leads Al Maa’uun (Neighborly Needs) Community Outreach Services that addresses food insecurity, affordable housing, career services, and mentoring.
Lori Brandt Hale is Professor and Chair of Religion and Philosophy at Augsburg University, where she has taught since 1998. Brandt Hale has devoted her academic career both to teaching and to studying the life and legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
Rabbi Arielle LeKach-Rosenberg serves as Assistant Rabbi at Shir Tikvah with a focus on music, prayer and activism. She was ordained by the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College in June 2017. She spent her final two years of rabbinical school working as a full-time rabbinic fellow at B’nai Jeshurun in New York City.
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