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December 2017

POWER’s Response to Poverty

December 10, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Spirit and Truth Fellowship, 4400 N 6th St,
Philadelphia,, PA 19140 United States
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Adult Education class studying Christian responses to poverty

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Spirituality for Social Justice – Hints from the Writings of Paulo Freire

December 17, 2017 @ 10:30 am
West Philadelphia Mennonite Fellowship, 4740 Baltimore Ave,
Philadelphia, PA 19143
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I will be speaking about the spirituality of Paulo Freire from my new book (co-authored with James Kirylo) Paulo Freire: His Faith,Spirituality and Theology (Orbis, 2017) focusing on his views of hope, the Easter Experience and the primacy of love. Copies of the book will be available for purchase

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January 2018

My Journey to Anti-Racism

January 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mosaic Community Church, 51st and Samson Sts
Philadelphia, PA 19143
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This will be a leadership retreat for leaders in Mosaic Community Church. I will be sharing my reflections on my continued journey in continuing to challenge racism in myself and in the world at large. I will share my personal journey and my activist efforts in addressing racism in public education funding. I will also engage participants in an exploration of their own challenges with racism. Participants will be invited to explore what it would mean for them to be allies in…

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Racial Bias in Education Funding in Pennsylvania

January 28 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Swarthmore Friends Meeting, 12 Whittier Pl,
Swarthmore, PA 19801
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A presentation at a POWER Metro meeting. For more information contact Will Fuller (wfuller@powerinterfaith.org)

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February 2018

Campolo Institute Social Justice Lecture: Spirituality for Social Justice: Hints from the Writings of Paulo Freire

February 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Eastern University, 1300 Eagle Road
St. Davids, PA 19087 United States
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Using the writings of Paulo Freire regarding his faith, spirituality, and theology, I will discuss the ways in which Freire models for us a spirituality that feeds and is fed by our social activism. I will discuss some of Freire's religious upbringing and how he came to see himself as a "friend of Jesus" despite numerous conflicts with the Roman Catholic church. Beginning with Freire's discussion of the Easter Experience and the need to empty oneself of privilege in order to…

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