Community Engaged Learning

February 7: Course in Public Theology and Activism, plus Worship, with Rev. Dr. William Barber

Rev. Dr. William Barber

Rev. Dr. William Barber

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On February 7, 2018, we are honored to welcome Rev. Dr. William Barber II, former head of the North Carolina NAACP, leader of the Moral Mondays movement, and a progressive faith voice in the national arena. Dr. Barber will lead a Course in Public Theology and Activism in Berkeley, as well as a worship and social justice event in Oakland.

Pacific School of Religion’s Theological Education for Leadership program, City of Refuge, and Glide Memorial Church are partnering to present this dynamic day of faith and activism. Dr. Barber’s presentation is made possible through Pacific School of Religion’s Earl Lectures Endowment.

We are honored to host Dr. Barber as part of Repairers of the Breach‘s Mobile Course in Public Theology and Activism.  The course is a national training and education ministry to “educate church and lay leaders who will pursue policies and organizing strategies for the good of the whole.”

Questions? Contact Erin Burns at eburns@psr.edu or 510/849-8222.


Public Theology and Activism course – event is at capacity

  • When: 9:00am – 1:00pm, February 7, 2018
  • Location:  Zaytuna College (please note new location – directly across the street from Pacific School of Religion), 2401 Le Conte Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709
  • Continuing Education Units: 0.5 CEU is available for $95, in addition to the $30 cost of registration

Worship and Social Justice Event – event is at capacity

  • When: 6:30pm, February 7, 2018
  • Location: City of Refuge, 8400 Enterprise Way, Oakland, CA 94621
  • Free of charge, but RSVPs required (event is now full and we are no longer accepting RSVPs)

 


About the Public Theology and Activism course

  • When: 9:00am – 1:00pm, February 7, 2018
  • Location:  Zaytuna College (directly across the street from Pacific School of Religion), 2401 Le Conte Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

The four hours of instructional time will be co-led by the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, who is president and senior lecturer of Repairers of the Breach, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Public Theology at Union Theological Seminary, and Bishop with the Affirming College of Bishops; and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, a celebrated author and director of the School for Conversion in Durham, North Carolina. There will also be instruction in musicology of the Movement from the Rev. Shyrl Uzzell and Yara Allen.

As a national organizer for the 2018 Poor People’s Campaign, Repairers of the Breach is engaging faith communities and preparing moral leaders across America for this work, through the mobile course in public theology and activism.

This course will introduce participants to:

  1. A freedom Movement framework for understanding faith in American public life, with an emphasis on the faith tradition(s) at hosting institutions.
  2. Scriptural and theological basis for public engagement, as well as an immersion in the musicology of the Moral Movement.
  3. Analysis of current context in the particular state in the nation.
  4. Introduction to moral fusion organizing principles & stories of current faith-rooted organizing.

Parking & Public Transportation

Morning course at Zaytuna College (2401 Le Conte Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709): Please note that parking is extremely limited, with most street parking limited to two hours. We encourage participants to take public transportation (closest stop: Downtown Berkeley BART) or carpool wherever possible.

Evening Worship and Social Justice Event at City of Refuge (8400 Enterprise Way, Oakland, CA 94621): City of Refuge is located in East Oakland right near the Oakland Coliseum. City of Refuge is located directly off Interstate 880 and near Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) and Amtrak. There is a parking lot available for your use.


CEUs

0.5 Continuing Educational Units are available for completing the Mobile Course in Public Theology and Activism, for an additional $95 fee. You may pay for the 0.5 CEU above. Email Grace Gilliam at ggilliam@psr.edu for more information.


Recommended Reading

Repairers of the Breach also invites participants to engage with various supplemental readings including:  One Nation Under God, by Kevin Kruse; Democracy in Chains, by Nancy McLean; White Rage, by Carol Anderson; The Third Reconstruction, by William J. Barber, II; Reconstructing the Gospel, by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove (2018 release); and Always With Us?, by Rev. Liz Theoharis.

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