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January 2020

Religion and Violence: It’s Complicated

January 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
SoL Center at University Presbyterian Church, 300 Bushnell
San Antonio, TX 78212 United States
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Join us for a discussion of the complexities involved when discussing and living the relationship between religion/faith and violence. We will explore, among other topics, the types of violence targeted at religious groups and the types of violence committed in the names of religious groups. Roger C. Barnes, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology at University of the Incarnate Word. Sajida Jalalzai, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Religion Department at Trinity University. Simran Jeet…

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Human Trafficking Town Hall Meeting

January 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
San Antonio Mennonite Church, 1443 S. St. Mary's
San Antonio, TX 78210 United States
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Learn the statistics about Human Trafficking and how not to be one. See how you can make a difference in your immediate environment!

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MLK: His Legacy of Resistance

January 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Travis Park Church, 230 E Travis Street
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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From jail in Birmingham, Alabama, Martin Luther King, Jr., wrote “One may well ask: ‘How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others?’ The answer lies in the fact that there are two types of laws: just and unjust…One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.” It was King’s persistence in civil disobedience of unjust laws that finally began to break through long-standing…

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DreamWeek Pub Theology w/ Cary Clack, Tommy Calvert, Sr & Guests

January 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Friendly Spot Ice House, 943 S. Alamo
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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Part 1 of 2 of Pub Theology's partnership with DreamWeek 2020! Pastor Gavin Rogers (Travis Park Church) and Cary Clack (Author and Columnist) will facilitate a conversation with leaders from our San Antonio community, including Tommy Calvert Sr. with Neighborhoods First Alliance, to talk about race, white supremacy, and Christian nationalism. How do we talk about race in a way that creates positive change and builds relationships with people from all walks of life? Pub Theology meets each week we…

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Our Shared Humanity: The Geneva Conventions in 2020

January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
American Red Cross, 3642 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX United States
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Free

Andrew Hill, Associate Professor at St. Philip’s College, will address the philosophical and theological foundations of military ethics and international humanitarian law (IHL) found in the Geneva Conventions. The Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols form the core of international humanitarian law, which regulates the conduct of armed conflict and seeks to limit its effects. They protect people not taking part in hostilities and those who are no longer doing so. The endurance of the Geneva Conventions shows us what…

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Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture featuring Robert Bullard, Ph.D. “Father of Environmental Justice”

January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Trinity University Laurie Auditorium, 1 Trinity Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Free

Robert D. Bullard is the foremost scholar of the Environmental Justice Movement. Having served as the Dean of the Barbara Jordan–Mickey Leland School Of Public Affairs from 2011–2016, he is currently Distinguished Professor at Texas Southern University. Bullard obtained his Ph.D. in sociology at Iowa State University. He is co-founder of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Climate Change Consortium, a proud U.S. Marine Corps veteran, and an award-winning author of eighteen books that address sustainable development, environmental racism,…

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Can We Talk? – How to reach mutual understanding despite our differences in these dividing times – An Ecumenical Affair

January 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tri-Point, 3233 N. St. Mary's
San Antonio, TX 78212 United States
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How can we learn to engage our diverse voices in constructive conversations that bridge the divides among us? Join local congregations in an experiential, skill-building workshop that will enable participants to engage in effective and meaningful dialogue that develops and deepens understanding across our differences. We live in deeply dividing times and many believers are struggling to find the language and courage to confront each other and share their views on the state of our country and what it means…

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Blessing of the Peacemakers

January 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Whitley Center, Oblate School of Theology, 285 Oblate Drive
San Antonio, TX 78216 United States
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