Faith & Culture Conversations

Join St. Paul’s parishioners Dr. Christine Luckritz Marquis and Dr. David Coogan as they co-facilitate our monthly Faith and Culture Conversations. We invite speakers who have experience with pressing issues in our community and nation, discussing them through the lenses of faith and culture. We welcome and encourage attendees to participate in these conversations.

This will occur in person with a possible live stream option.

Conversations will last approximately an hour. Light refreshments are available before and after the conversation.

Scroll down for video recordings from previous conversations.

Wednesday, October 19 @ 7 PM
October Topic: Faith, Culture, and Racial Reconciliation with Danita Rountree Green.


Danita Rountree Green, M.A., TLSC is a wordsmith, trauma healer and co- CEO of Coming To The Table-RVA, a nonprofit committed to racial healing in the city known as the former Capital of the Confederacy. As the only African American in leadership of an inclusivity group in RVA, she facilitates the “courageous yet clumsy” conversation on race, social equity and the legacy of the American Slave Trade for a mixed-race audience with over 1200 online members and 300 active participants seeking to heal the wounds of the past.

Wednesday, November 9 @ 7 PM
November Topic: Gun Violence

Wednesday, December 7 @ 7 PM
December Topic: Affordable Housing


Chickahominy Tribe (10.13.21) | Chief Stephen Adkins, Chief of the Chickahominy Tribe

LGBTQ+ Community (11.10.21) | The Reverend Jess Cook

Healthcare System (12.8.21) | The Reverend Caitlyn Bailey, Clinical Pastoral Education Manager for VCU Health

Critical Race Theory (1.12.22) | Dr. Jatia Wrighten, Assistant Professor of Political Science at VCU

COVID (2.9.22) | Dr. Leonard L. Edloe, Pastor and Retired Pharmacist

Anti-Semitism (3.20.22) | Rabbi Michael Knopf, Temple Beth-El, Richmond, Virginia

Reproductive Rights (5.11.22) | Jamie Manson, President of Catholics for Choice