Beginning at the end of March, Adjunct Professor Stephanie Spellers will be teaching a course at The General Theological Seminary called Episcopalians, Solidarity & Reconciliation. The course will be taught over two Friday-Saturday sessions in March and April, opening it to those who cannot commit to a full-week schedule. The course explores key moments where Episcopalians have crossed boundaries, stepped beyond traditional privilege and struggled for liberation in the company of the oppressed. From St. John’s Episcopal Church, Cleveland, a stop on the Underground Railroad; to Jonathan Daniels, an Episcopal seminarian martyred during the Civil Rights Movement; to the thousands who joined South Africa’s stride toward freedom, we will study first-hand accounts as well as the theological, ethical and scriptural warrant for reconciliation and solidarity. Students will also examine their own ministries and identify the boundary-crossing to which Christ calls them.
Participants may join an optional pilgrimage from New York City to Hayneville, Alabama, for the 50th Anniversary Pilgrimage commemorating the death of Jonathan Daniels and other Alabama martyrs. The journey will take place in the first two weeks of August 2015. Details are forthcoming.
Adj. Prof. Stephanie Spellers. 2 credits. Friday, March 27, 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 28, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Friday, April 24, 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 25, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
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