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What is Lament, Why It is It Important and Why is It Good?

May 19, 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.

Register here.

For this webinar, the Rev. Dr. Robert T. Phillips will be representing People living without shelter and in prison.

Each webinar is followed by a Q&A.

*To participated, you must download Zoom on your computer or mobile device.

Key Panelist:

The Rev. Dr. Robert T. Phillips
Cannon for Leadership Development and Congregational Care for the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, D.C., Rev. Phillips supports the ordination process and transition ministry, facilitating mediations and conflict resolution sessions, conducting retreats, strategic ministry reviews and other diocesan initiatives based upon congregational needs. He is a member of the Task Force Ministry to Individuals with Mental Illness Interim Body for the Office of General Convention.

Future Webinars:

How to Lament Together and Not Become Victims

The Pastoral Necessity to Take Lament Seriously And Next Steps When Recovery Gets Underway


May 19, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm