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    Holy Permutations: Queer and Trans Readings of Sacred Texts

    5:30 PM-7:30 PM
    March 4, 2020
    United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities
    767 Eustis St., Suite 140, St. Paul, MN 55114

    Noam Sienna (A Rainbow Thread: An Anthology of Queer Jewish Sources from the First Century to 1969) and Austen Hartke (Transforming: The Bible and Lives of Transgendered Christians) will engage in a conversation regarding queer and trans interpretations of sacred texts, facilitated by United student Max Brumberg-Kraus. The evening will conclude with attendees working through sample texts in small groups.

    Contact Jennifer Awes-Freeman for more info.

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    Ministry Lab: Spring Sprout

    2:00 PM-5:00 PM
    March 10, 2020
    United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities
    767 Eustis St., Suite 140, St. Paul, MN 55114

    Let seeds of innovation take root in Contemplative Practices; get fertilized with new resources (available through the Ministry Lab!) and be watered by empowering colleagues: & watch your ministries bloom!
    The Ministry Lab’s first annual Spring Sprout offers: Introductory Contemplative Practice sessions for renewed resilience and joy; the latest progressive worship resources and curricula for all ages to inspire your 2020-2021 program year; and networking opportunities to cultivate partnerships for worship, faith formation and service across denominations and throughout the state.

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    Rituals R’ Us: Creating Meaningful Rituals for Living and Growing

    12:00 PM-3:00 PM
    March 11, 2020
    United Theological Seminary, Intersection
    767 N Eustis St #140, St Paul, MN 55114

    The need for meaning-making is changing. Our religious and spiritual communities are finding it necessary to create new rituals to mark life transitions, joys, and concerns for individuals, families, and groups In this workshop we will examine what ritual is, explore the new discipline of ritualology, and create rituals that address your theological or spiritual concerns. You will also create a few rituals that address real-life moments and share them with other participants.

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    4th Annual Challenging Islamophobia Conference

    8:30 AM
    March 17, 2020
    Augsburg University
    2211 Riverside Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55454

    Topics addressed at this daylong forum, co-sponsored and hosted by Augsburg University, include: Islamophobia and the media, intersections of Islamophobia, anti-Semitism and white nationalism/supremacy, impacts of Islamophobia and hate, and Greater Minnesota and learning ways we can challenge Islamophobia in our society.

    Breakout sessions will address challenges of Islamophobia-based bullying, responding to hate in Minnesota. This conference aims to inform and equip participants to effectively challenge Islamophobia in their personal lives and work settings.

    Confirmed conference national speakers include:

    Dr. Evelyn Alsultany: leading expert on the history of representations of Arabs and Muslims in the U.S. media and on forms of anti-Arab and anti-Muslim racism, coordinates student internships at Arab and Muslim American organizations.

    Dr. Hatem Bazian: co-founder and professor of Islamic Law and Theology at Zaytuna College, and founder of the Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project at the Center for Race and Gender, University of California-Berkeley.

    Dr. Todd Green: professor of religion, public scholar, and author on challenging Islamophobia and championing interfaith collaboration.

    Dr. Erika Lee: Regents Professor, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Rudolph J. Vecoli Chair in Immigration History at the U of MN, 2018 Andrew Carnegie Fellow, author, “America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States”.

    Last year’s Challenging Islamophobia conference drew over 350 attendees, including school administrators, government employees, corporate diversity and inclusion leaders, non-profit leaders and elected officials, students, and community activists. A box halal lunch is included with admission.

    This year’s event, organized by CAIR-MN, is co-sponsored by Augsburg University Campus Ministry & Political Science Department, Macalester College, Iraqi-American Reconciliation Project, Japanese American Citizens League, and White Bear Universalist Unitarian Church. The Children’s Theater, among others. Other organizations, companies, or individuals interested in sponsorship packages please contact Patti at pwalsh@cair.com.

    Augsburg University, a member of the Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities, has maintained a strong academic reputation defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies since 1869. A safe and welcoming campus in the heart of Minneapolis, Augsburg offers undergraduate and graduate degrees to nearly 3,500. diverse students.

    Get Tickets here




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    Lunch Break! – ZOOM

    12:30 PM-1:30 PM
    March 23, 2020

    Bring your favorite comfort food (or a picture or description of it) and gather for lunch together at Karen Hutt’s Zoom kitchen table.