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The Pastoral Necessity to Take Lament Seriously And Next Steps When Recovery Gets Underway
June 2, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
A Cry to God Together: Lament In The Midst Of COVID-19
A series facilitated by Dr. Catherine Meeks
The Absalom Jones Episcopal Center for Racial Healing invites you to participate in a series of webinars exploring the public crying out to God regarding the loss of lives and livelihood during this pandemic. We’ll also address the collective grief we share about the inequality of our systems that have more of an impact on our black and brown brothers and sisters.
Lament can help us:
-Find our way together.
-Speak the truth about our situations.
-Opportunity to discuss what haunts us.
– Address our sense of helplessness and grief for the innocent being impacted.
This collective truth telling will help release us from any fear and anxiety that may keep us from embracing new opportunities that will come after COVID-19.
The webinars will include stories from the forgotten essential workers deemed expendable, many black and brown. These workers include sanitation workers, cooks, nursing assistants, hospital janitors, public transit and delivery drivers, clerks, factory workers, farmers and those undocumented, without shelter and in prison.
For this webinar, the Rt. Rev. Robert C. Wright will be representing farm workers, those undocumented, and those who are Native Indigenous.
Each webinar is followed by a Q & A
ALL WEBINARS WILL BE ON ZOOM*
*To participated, you must download Zoom on your computer or mobile device.
Rt. Rev. Robert C. Wright
The Rt Rev. Robert Wright became the 10th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta in 2012. Since his election, he has been a vocal and active leader in the community, addressing Georgia legislature about gun control, advocating against the death penalty, and supporting programs for underprivileged youth. He teaches about the importance of love and of justice and continues to lead the diocese to be one of service and faith and always on the mission for the Kingdom of God.