Category: Community Engagement

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When:
May 11th, 2022 at 7:00 pm
Where:
Online (Zoom)

Join facilitators Dr. Christine Luckritz Marquis and Dr. David Coogan on Wednesday, May 11th at 7:00 pm on Zoom for an engaging conversation with Jamie Manson about reproductive rights.

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OUR CONVERSATION PARTNER: Jamie Manson, President of Catholics for Choice

Jamie Manson is President of Catholics for Choice. For over fifteen years she has been a thought leader and advocate in the field of women’s equality and reproductive rights in the Catholic Church and the public square. For 12 years, she was a columnist at the National Catholic Reporter where she was one of the few openly LGBTQ journalists in the Catholic media in the world. She was an often-solitary voice for reproductive freedom and justice and was one of the first to sound the alarm about the right-wing push for religious freedom.

Jamie’s expertise in Catholicism and sexual ethics was first formed during her studies at Yale with her mentor, Margaret Farley. She edited and wrote the introduction to Changing the Questions: Explorations in Christian Ethics, a collection of writings by Margaret Farley (Orbis Books, 2015). Jamie has published op-eds in the New York Times, NBC Think, Ms. Magazine, and Rewire and has been featured in dozens of media outlets, including Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, NPR, the LA Times, and CNN. She is the recipient of the Sr. Theresa Kane Woman of Vision and Courage Award.

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When:
March 20th, 2022 at 7:00 pm
Where:
Online (ZOOM)

Sunday, March 20th at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom – We are changing things up with a different day of the week to make sure we could find a time to welcome Rabbi Michael Rose Knopf. Join facilitators Dr. Christine Luckritz Marquis and Dr. David Coogan for a timely and very important conversation with Rabbi Knopf on Faith, Culture and Anti-Semitism.

Named by The Forward as one of “America’s Most Inspiring Rabbis,” Rabbi Michael Rose Knopf is the spiritual leader of Temple Beth-El in Richmond, Virginia. He is a leading advocate for multifaith collaboration, an activist for social justice and global human rights, the host of JCast Network’s PopTorah podcast, the author of Thirty Days of Liberation: Pathways for Personal and Social Transformation Inspired by the Book of Exodus, and editor of No Time for Neutrality: American Rabbinic Voices From an Era of Upheaval.

Registration required. CLICK HERE to Register.

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When:
March 9th, 2022 at 12:00 pm
Where:
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
815 E. Grace St.

The Stories We Tell | This Wednesday we welcome author, Sadeqa Johnson, who will kick off the first of three talks she will share with us.

Author of the highly acclaimed Yellow Wife and a National Book Club Conference Award Winner, Sadeqa Johnson is the international best-selling and award-winning author of four novels. Johnson’s moving book resonates with audiences as we still grapple with issues of race today. She also teaches fiction writing for the MFA program at Drexel University. Originally from Philadelphia, she currently lives near Richmond, Virginia with her husband and three children.

Join us this Wednesday, March 9 from 12 -12:45 p.m. More details about our speaker series: www.stpaulsrva.org/lent2022.


LENTEN SPEAKER SERIES – SADEQA JOHNSON | Wednesday, March 9th at 12:00 p.m.
This video will only be available live – there will not be a recording available for later viewing.

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When:
February 9th, 2022 at 7:00 pm
Where:
Online (ZOOM)

Join facilitators Dr. Christine Luckritz Marquis and Dr. David Coogan on Wednesday, February 9th at 7:00 pm on Zoom for an engaging conversation with Dr. Leonard Edloe on Faith, Culture and COVID.

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OUR CONVERSATION PARTNER: Dr. Leonard Edloe –

Leonard L. Edloe is the retired CEO and Pharmacist of Edloe’s Professional Pharmacies, which were located in Richmond, Virginia, the Pastor of New Hope Fellowship in Hartfield, Virginia, and a consultant at Westwood Pharmacy.

Upon graduation in 1970 from the Howard University College of Pharmacy, Dr. Edloe joined his father, a 1934 graduate of the College, in the practice of pharmacy. He has distinguished himself as both a professional and a community leader. Not only did he grow the practice from one location to four., Dr. Edloe was always on the cutting edge in his profession.

Since the day he entered practice, Dr. Edloe took a special interest in minority students who wanted to enter the profession. Many of the African American pharmacists in the Richmond area were mentored by him or trained in his pharmacy. His interest in students and the quality of service he provided to his patients resulted in him being appointed to the clinical faculties of the Howard University, College of Pharmacy; the Hampton University, School of Pharmacy; the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy, and the University of South Carolina School of Pharmacy.

Dr. Edloe is the author of numerous articles on patient care and is a speaker to pharmacy groups at the local, state, and national levels. He was one of the youngest pharmacists elected to the Board of Trustees of the American Pharmacists Association. He served as President of the American Pharmacists Association Foundation. He also served as a member of the Virginia Pharmacists Association Research and Educational Foundation and has served as President of the Richmond Pharmacists Association. Presently he is President-Elect of the Virginia Pharmacists Association. He is currently serving as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Visitors of the Howard University College of Pharmacy.

For 13 years, Dr. Edloe served as Pastor of Antioch Baptist Church in Susan, Virginia. Since 2010, he has led New Hope Fellowship. After only two years of existence, the church purchased a 7,200-square-foot educational and worship center on 10 acres of land.

For nine years, Dr. Edloe hosted a weekly radio show on health, religion and politics. Explaining to many their medications and the complicated health system in our nation.

Dr. Edloe also serves as Adjunct Professor of Christian Ethics at the John Leland Theological Center School of Ministry.

In addition to his B.S in pharmacy from Howard University, Dr. Edloe earned a Master of Divinity from the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology, Virginia Union University and a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Florida School of Pharmacy and a Master of Theology from Union Presbyterian Seminary. He is an alumni Fellow in the Clergy in Rural and Underserved Areas at The Center for Church and Community of Campbell University.

Dr. Edloe resides in Mechanicsville, Virginia, with his wife Serita, and is the father of one daughter, Leonard Lenisse Edloe.


More details about this series:

In the Bible, faith “is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1) Culture, by contrast, is known in what we can see: the customs, arts, institutions and other achievements of a particular group, nation, or people. Clearly, faith and culture intersect. But how? Toward what end? Can multiple faiths and cultures exist side by side in a public life in which everyone can flourish?

These sessions will be in a Zoom webinar format.


Learn more about the co-facilitators:

David Coogan is an associate professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University specializing in rhetoric, the teaching of writing, and prison literature. He is the author of Writing Our Way Out: Memoirs from Jail, and The Public Work of Rhetoric: Citizen-Scholars and Civic Engagement. And he is the founder and co-director of Open Minds, a program that brings service-learning classes into the Richmond City Justice Center, and the director of Write Your Way Out: A Criminal Justice Diversion Program, which enables low-level offenders in Richmond to avoid incarceration by coming to VCU to write their ways out of the narratives that lead to incarceration. Coogan hosts a podcast, Writing Our Way Out, based on the book by the same name and featuring the co-authors he met in the Richmond City Jail. You can learn more at www.writingourwayout.com.

Dr. Christine Luckritz Marquis, Associate Professor of Church History and Master of Theology Program Director at Union Presbyterian Seminary. She received her M.A.R. from Yale Divinity School, Luckritz Marquis earned her Ph.D. in Early Christian Studies from Duke University. She has been teaching at Union since 2013. Her teaching and research expertise explore early Christian communities and their practices, especially late ancient communities in Egypt, Syria, Ethiopia, and the Arabian Peninsula. Her interests include memory and spatial practices, the role of violence in identity formation, material culture, and Christian interactions with neighboring Christians as well as non-Christians, especially Jews and Muslims. Her first book, Death of the Desert, explores how memory and spatial practices were transformed by acts of violence among Egyptian ascetics (UPenn Press, 2022). When she’s not teaching or writing, she enjoys baking, gardening, and spending time with her family.

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When:
January 30th, 2022 at 5:00 pm
Where:
Online (ZOOM)

You’re invited to join us for a virtual social hour on Sunday, January 30th!

We will gather on Zoom from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and break out into a few small groups to introduce ourselves and answer some fun, guided questions. Come as you are – everyone is welcome!

For those of you who enjoyed virtual coffee hour you will not want to miss this! This is a great way to get to know other folks in the parish if you are new, curious about St. Paul’s or have been around for a while. Mark your calendars!

Join by computer, iPad or iphone: CLICK HERE

Join by phone call: +1 301 715 8592 | Meeting ID: 858 8347 1797 | Passcode: 930514

We hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Keli Shipley Cooper.

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When:
February 28th, 2022 at 7:00 pm
Where:
Online | Zoom

We invite you to join us for this month’s media club (formerly book club, but now we include films!).

Monday, February 28th from 7:00-8:30 p.m. on Zoom.

This month’s film is My Name is Pauli Murray, which you can watch on Amazon Prime. Watch the film prior to our gathering and then join in for an engaging conversation.

Pauli Murray, born in 1910, died in 1985, was an attorney, activist, priest and poet who made a significant impact in civil rights, women’s and LGBTQ movements. Yet many have not heard of Pauli Murray. The documentary “My name is Pauli Murray”, now streaming on Amazon Prime, shows how she helped to shape landmark litigation around race and gender equity; the first person of color to receive a Doctor of Science Law at Yale Law; joined James Baldwin as one of the first Black Writers at the MacDowell Colony; co-founded the National Organization of Women, and became the first Black female priest in the U.S. Pauli Murray was added to the Episcopal Church calendar of saints in 2018.

CLICK HERE to find the film on Amazon Prime.

Please RSVP HERE. We will e-mail the zoom link prior to the meeting.

Contact Lynn Williams, Director of Community Engagement, with any questions.

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