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Martin Luther King Jr.’s Vision of the Beloved Community (Situations of Substance)

“Our goal is to create a beloved community and this will require a qualitative change in our souls as well as a quantitative change in our lives. ”

- Martin Luther King Jr.

Are we there yet?  Where is there?  What is the beloved community?

In this session, we will explore what the beloved community is, and explore language and definitions.  We will talk about the obstacles and challenges, as well as opportunities, for being a beloved community.

This series focuses on on-going societal “situations”—complex and troubling conditions we want to change.  Situations are not as simple as right and wrong; they are cultural and systemic, requiring of us multi-dimensional solutions of involvement and creativity as responsible citizens and people of faith.

The series is coordinated by Jim Gill.  Please pre-register so that we can provide adequate seating.

Tuesday, January 21, 6:30-8:30pm
Cost is $10 for an evening; $35 for the series

Additional presentations in the series are:

- February 4: Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma Informed Care Today, Tim Grove

- February 18:  Democracy: Meeting Today’s Political Challenges, John Nichols

-March 24: Profiteering, Lincoln Rice





Andrea Sawyer-Kirksey  is the Executive Director  at Discovering Opportunity for Outreach and Reflection (DOOR), Chicago.  In the past she served at DOOR as Chicago City Director.  Andrea brings her experience as an educator, justice advocate, and program development professional.  She has created curriculum for youth through undergrad and graduate levels dealing with issues of justice, inequality, racism, and poverty. 


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Martin Luther King Jr.’s Vision of the Beloved Community


Situations of Substance 2020-series

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