Creating Our Future: Ritual, Race and Religion in America

What if wearing a mask was a matter of ritual–a blessed commandment that reminds us of our service to one another? How is the collective consciousness of Islam shaped among Black Americans? How does the very way in which we prepare meals to honor our ancestors? How do our children absorb rituals, and can our spirituals be their lullabies?

These are just a handful of the insights shared by field experts who joined us for a conversation on ritual, race, and religion. The perspectives discussed span across a variety of traditions and backgrounds, and our guests take thoughtful care to nuance how their personal experiences give light to collective wisdom. This webinar makes clear that the work one has done to know oneself and make meaning of their own tradition is of deep benefit to the constructive nature of interfaith work—Dr. Kanika Magee-Jones, Donna Auston, Dr. Monica Coleman, Lisa Doi, and Rabbi Sandra Lawson each are an example of courageous self-work and community activism.

 

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