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Exploring Social Issues and Promoting Dialogue: The Carter Heyward Lecture and Seminar

Updated: Aug 14

Mark your calendars for an enlightening and thought-provoking event on August 29th as author and activist Carter Heyward takes center stage at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Concord, NH. This event, the "Carter Heyward Lecture and Seminar," promises a day of engaging discussions and a powerful evening lecture aimed at addressing a pressing contemporary issue. Heyward's expertise and perspective will shed light on "The 7 Deadly Sins of White Christian Nationalism: A Call to Action," offering attendees a unique opportunity to learn, reflect, and contribute to meaningful dialogue. Register here!

For those seeking an even more immersive experience, a two-part book group will be held on Wednesdays, August 16th and 23rd, at 7 PM. This pre-event activity allows participants to familiarize themselves with the themes and concepts Heyward will address during the seminar and lecture. Each session promises unique insights, so attending both is encouraged. Due to limited space, interested individuals must register in advance to secure their spot in the book group. Register here!

The day kicks off with a free daylong seminar from 10 am to 4 pm. Attendees will have the privilege of delving into a comprehensive exploration of Heyward's topic. "The 7 Deadly Sins of White Christian Nationalism" might be a challenging subject, but it is a crucial one in today's world. The seminar aims to foster a deeper understanding of this phenomenon, its impact on society, and potential avenues for positive change. Heyward's insightful analysis and compelling narrative are sure to captivate the audience's attention and spark lively discussions. The highlight of the day is the evening lecture scheduled for 6:30 pm. Carter Heyward will take the stage once again, presenting her ideas and findings to a wider audience. What sets this lecture apart is the subsequent panel discussion, where prominent figures from different religious and social backgrounds will share their perspectives and engage in a dynamic conversation. The panelists include:

  1. Rev. Robert Thompson: An esteemed figure within the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Zion Church, Rev. Thompson brings a rich background of activism and community engagement to the discussion.

  2. Rev. Dr. Lillian Buckley: As a representative of the New Hope Baptist Church, Rev. Dr. Buckley's insights offer a unique lens into the intersection of Christianity and social issues.

  3. Robert Azzi: A local author and speaker, Robert Azzi brings his expertise on Middle Eastern affairs and interfaith dialogue, contributing a diverse viewpoint to the conversation.

  4. Rabbi Robin Nafshi: Representing Temple Beth Jacob, Rabbi Nafshi provides valuable insights from the Jewish perspective, enriching the discourse with her extensive knowledge.

Before the start of the daylong seminar, attendees have the option to purchase boxed lunches for convenience at $14.75 by following this link. Alternatively, participants are welcome to bring their own lunches, and it's recommended to have a closed-cap beverage for hydration during the event. While dinner will not be served, attendees can explore dining options in the Concord area before the evening lecture begins. The Carter Heyward Lecture and Seminar is an unmissable occasion, providing a platform for education, introspection, and dialogue surrounding a topic of immense relevance. By participating in this event, you're not only engaging with a powerful message but also contributing to the ongoing discourse about critical social issues. We encourage you to mark your calendars for August 29th and seize the opportunity to join Carter Heyward and a panel of distinguished speakers for a day that promises to be both enlightening and inspiring. In addition, if you are unable to attend in person, you can still be part of this enlightening experience by tuning into our live stream of the evening lecture and panel discussion, which can be found here.

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