In Times Such as These…


DECEMBER 7, 2018

Dr. Jennifer Harvey, Professor of Religion, Drake University

11:45 am – 1:00 pm
1000 Third Ave SE, Cedar Rapids

$10 per person (payable at the door) — includes lunch


The current political climate places unique and urgent demands on faith communities. What role should faith communities be playing? In particular, how should predominantly white Christian congregations be stepping up and out to publicly ally with and support communities of color and religious minorities who are under specific threat? These are difficult conversations. They are rooted in longer histories of a failure to build the relationships we need in order to show solidarity across racial and religious lines. But we must have these conversations and work for these relationships with passion now—our collective future depends on it.

Dr. Jennifer Harvey is a writer, speaker, and professor of religion and ethics at Drake University. Her work focuses primarily on racial justice and white anti-racism. Dr. Harvey’s most recent books include Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in Racially Unjust America (Abingdon Press) and Dear White Christians: For Those Still Longing for Racial Reconciliation (Wm. B. Eerdmans). Dr. Harvey has also contributed to the New York Times and Huffington Post and is a widely sought after public speaker and workshop facilitator. She is an ordained minister in the American Baptist Churches (USA).

RESERVATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4. Please email gro.a1542370883woiec1542370883naill1542370883ahtia1542370883fretn1542370883i@sno1542370883itces1542370883retni1542370883rc1542370883 or call 515.279.8715. If you make a reservation and are unable to attend, payment for your reservation is appreciated if you do not cancel by the Tuesday deadline.

Yes, there really is such thing as a free lunch!

lunchonusWe are rewarding you for bringing guests to Intersections! All you need to do is RSVP by the Tuesday prior to the luncheon as you’ve always done and include the name(s) of the person(s) you’ve invited to attend. Once five people new to Intersections have attended an educational luncheon upon your invitation, we’ll waive your fee for one Intersections (a $10 value)! And another perk: each guest dines at no cost on their first visit! The best part is, we’ll keep track of your guest attendance list for you, so no punch cards to keep track of or tickets to remember! Please feel free to contact Kristin with any questions: 515.279.8715 or gro.a1542370883woiec1542370883naill1542370883ahtia1542370883fretn1542370883i@sno1542370883itces1542370883retni1542370883rc1542370883. Who are you going to invite?

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Intersections is a monthly gathering of the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa in Cedar Rapids. An opportunity to learn, to participate in civil dialogue, and to discuss issues at the intersection of religion and politics.