United Theological Seminary

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June 07 - June 10
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    Arts Lunch: Visioning the Next World: The Art of Cristy C. Road

    11:30 AM-1:30 PM
    June 9, 2020
    Cristy C. Roads, a Cuban-American artist, says “Merging my ancestral magic and my deep elevation of the universe over capitalism and materialism has been a long journey.” This spirituality is evident in the seventy-eight beautifully illustrated cards of her Next World Tarot, which centers women, trans and non-binary people of color in the midst of a dystopian landscape advocating for justice, opposing oppression, holding their power, or celebrating their differences. We see a wide range of bodies, colors, genders, sexualities, and causes; together the deck weaves this diversity into a clarion call for justice. Some cards feature well-known figures, such as transgender advocate Jennicet Gutiérrez and those opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline, while others are portraits of the artist’s friends.
    Tarot cards are a tool of divination and spiritual insight and its traditional decks are replete heteropatriarchal images of white people. C.Roads transforms these to highlight queer sexuality, gender fluidity, and revolutionary power, particularly by and among people of color. This talk will explore the spiritual significance of the cards and their relationship to utopianism and visioning. These cards are themselves a prediction of survival and flourishing, offering a vision of collective strength.

    Ministry Lab

    2:00 PM-3:00 PM
    June 9, 2020

    Seeing Inequity and Re-Envisioning God’s Reign: Pivoting from Hierarchical Approaches to Partnership & Solidarity Ways with Rev. Tanya Sadagopan

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    Contemplative Prayer Gathering

    8:00 AM-9:00 AM
    June 10, 2020
    As you know, six members of the United community visited Fr. Richard Rohr at his Center for Action and Contemplation back in March, where they participated in Fr. Rohr’s contemplative prayer session. They are now bringing elements of this practice back to our United community.
    All are invited to a shared Contemplative Gathering at 8:00 a.m. CST every Wednesday morning to gather together in silence and sit in communal contemplation. This is an opportunity to find grounding in the moment, and to share in that grounding energy with similarly self-directed explorers. The last ten minutes of the session are devoted to sharing aloud prayers that have been submitted during the week.