Join us on Thursday, October 20, 7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT, for a presentation by author/speaker Bob Hunter entitled “Surviving Hard Times: Lessons from the Black Church.”
Overview: Most of us are dealing with stress caused by the divisive nature of politics in our nation; the threats to our freedoms and the democratic norms we have long assumed; and the trauma of living through the pandemic — which is not over. Recently, as part of the church’s worship team Mr. Hunter participated in an amazing service of preaching and singing, with tears and encouragement to hope. It was a service of trauma reduction, relief, community support and spiritual renewal. It was the black church at its best. We will take a look at what we all might learn from the history of black survival especially as developed in the context of black churches.
About the speaker: Bob Hunter was a Diversity and Justice specialist for the Indiana Division of Intervarsity. He was also on the national leadership team for Black Campus Ministries of InterVarsity. He has taught courses on racism and conflict management at Trinity College, Binghamton University and Earlham College and is the former chair of the Richmond, Indiana Human Rights Commission. He is the co-author of Loving Justice, InterVarsity Press, 1990 and co-editor of Yearning to Breathe Free: Liberation Theologies in the United States, published by Orbis. Bob serves on the Board of Directors of JustFaith Ministries.