Between now and Easter “United-in-Learning” is offering several opportunities to help you reflect on the mission and future of the church. Whether you’re interested in something practical, like a narrative budget, or something a bit more theoretical, such as scholars and thinkers reflecting on pluralism, or on how to bear faithful witness in changing times, there are programs here to support all your Lenten reflections.
These are available online and thus interactive. They are also being recorded and will be available in our “Resource Centre” for viewing at a time of your convenience once they’ve been recorded and archived.
Here’s what’s left to explore:
Hopes and Dreams for the future of the church
with Gretta Vosper, Douglas Hall, John Pentland, & Maya Brathwaite
March 28/30 & April 4/5 7:30 – 9:00 pm Eastern Time
This program is sponsored by College Street United Church in Toronto. United-in-Learning is taking cameras to the church, so that people can participate from other places across the country.
The format is informal conversation, questions and answers. It’s a chance for dialogue with these four thinkers who have been reflecting on where the church is headed. Join for every evening, or as many as you like.
The Future of Pluralism: Civic & Theological Questions
Emmanuel College Cousland Lecture with Dr. Diana Eck of Harvard Divinity School
Wednesday March 29, 2017 4:00pm Eastern Time
This program is sponsored by Emmanuel College in Toronto. United-in-Learning is taking cameras to the University, so that people can participate from other places across the country.
The Cousland Lecture series was begun in 1961-62 when students and Alumni/ae established the lectures in recognition of retiring Emmanuel College principal, Dr. Kenneth H.Cousland. Dr. Cousland was the professor of Church History from the founding of the College in 1928 and the principal from 1956 until his retirement in 1963.The lecture fund was established with the intention to invite renowned scholars and Christian leaders to speak on topics of current theological interest and historic value.
Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies
Fredric Wertham Professor of Law and Psychiatry in Society in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Member of the Faculty of Divinity
BA, Smith College
MA, University of London
Postgraduate Diploma, Banaras Hindu University
PhD, Harvard University
Diana Eck’s academic work has a dual focus—India and America. Her work on India focuses on popular religion, especially temples and pl
aces of pilgrimage, called tirthas. Her books include Banaras: City of Light and Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India and her most recent work, India: A Sacred Geography, published in 2012.