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April 11 - April 17
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    Arts Lunch: Blasphemous Hallelujahs: Art as Theology After the Death of God w/ Micah J. Murray

    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    April 13, 2021

    Micah J. Murray will present an online art exhibit showcasing a multi-disciplinary collection of post-theist theological artworks exploring themes of alienation, irony, iconoclasm, de/construction, reclamation, curiosity, and mystery. The collection includes sculpture, painting, poetry, and photography. Micah is a writer, theologian, and artist living in Minneapolis and studying for an M.Div in Religion and Theology at United Theological Seminary.

    Social Transformation Project Showcase

    7:00 PM
    April 13, 2021

    United’s soon-to-be-graduating Social Transformation students have done incredible projects, all furthering the work of justice. We’ll have brief presentations of each project, highlighting the learnings that came from them, with an opportunity for you to ask questions. Topics include: a creative magazine that uplifts children’s voices; effective social justice groups at a local parish; a Radical Death series that challenges both racism and our ideas about death; the planting of an LGBTQ affirming church in Southern California; and spiritual care for young people as a means of social change. Presenters include  Trista Eazel, Gabrielle Hesse, Joan Howe-Pullis, Emily Kindelspire, and Emily Stacken, with hosts Drs. Gary Green and Justin Sabia-Tanis. Please join us in celebrating these accomplishments!

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    Contemplative Prayer Gathering

    8:00 AM
    April 14, 2021
    All are invited to a sharedContemplative Gathering 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.
    If you have anyone in your heart for whom you would like to request a prayer, please use this form before 7 p.m. on the Tuesday before the session to submit your request. Prayer requests will be accepted on a first-requested, first-offered basis until capacity (still being determined) is met for our available time. Please be brief in the wording of your requests. Please contact Scott Campbell for more information.


    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    April 14, 2021
    We will continue to view the documentary film THE CHAPLAINS.
    We will take a  look at their work in the military, chicken processing plants, in Hollywood and in crisis response centers. We will view the film for 30min and then have a discussion and share resources for further research.

    The Ministry Lab's Midweek Retreat

    12:00 PM
    April 14, 2021

    Members of the United community are invited to join The Ministry Lab’s Midweek Retreat every Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. CST. Take a half an hour each week to be present with God, your Self, and others. Develop your personal practice and discover how deepened awareness and greater emotional and spiritual balance enable you to engage more fully, creatively and energetically in the essential work of God’s Beloved Community. To learn more or to get on the weekly reminder email, contact Rev. Emily Meyer:ministrylab@unitedseminary.edu.

    Queer United Affinity Community

    2:00 PM
    April 14, 2021
    Who: LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members
    What: Twice monthly queer-only community space for fellowship, collaboration, & co-conspiring
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    "Who Are We?: Christian Nationalism, White Supremacy and Pathways of Liberation"

    11:15 AM-12:45 PM
    April 15, 2021
    April 15, 2021, 11:15am-12:45pm
    Livestream on hamline.edu/stream
    The insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6th, 2021, opened the eyes of many people in our nation–and including the world–to the religious views, politics and aims of Christian Nationalism and its intersections with bigotry, violence and white supremacy.  To unpack and understand what happened against the larger movements of history, religious traditions and injustice, the following guests have been invited to share in a panel of conversation as Hamline University’s 2021 Mahle Panel in Progressive Christian Thought:
    –The Very Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, Dean of the Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary, New York City, and Canon Theologian at the Washington National Cathedral; author of Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God.
    –The Rev. Adam Lawrence Dyer, lead minister at First Parish in Cambridge Unitarian Universalist, Cambridge, Massachusetts; author of Love Beyond God: Meditations.
    — Robert P. Jones, CEO and founder of Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), Washington D.C.; author of White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity.
    — Katherine Stewart, investigative reporter covering religious liberty, politics, policy for the New York Times, NBC and The Washington Post; author of The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism.


    11:45 AM-12:30 PM
    April 15, 2021

    We will celebrate the installation of Interim President Molly T. Marshall on Thursday, April 15 from 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM.

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    The BIPOC Alliance

    6:30 PM
    April 16, 2021

    We need to celebrate our survival, our joy, our passion, our faith and our possibilities. While the horrors of white supremacy continue to fester, we are still creating, evolving and growing asBIPOC folks. Bring your favorite beverage or a comforting snack as we join to reflect and build a BIPOC community atUTS that can serve our diverse needs. Let us sing, lament, laugh and pray together. Experience the saving nature of our resilience.

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