Howard Thurman speaks to 21st- century spiritual pilgrims

Transforming Lives, Transforming the World

 Howard Thurman 
speaks to 21st-century
spiritual pilgrims

 with keynote speaker Luther E. Smith Jr., Ph.D.

This daylong conference explores the many ways that Howard Thurman (1899-1981) still communicates with us about our own spiritual journeys. He has messages about the spiritual formation of our children, the pursuit of a just society and the inherent worth of all human beings. 

Saturday, April 18, 2015

306 Peyton Road SW, Atlanta

Registration is underway here.*

Although Howard Thurman died more than three decades ago, his voice continues to speak lovingly and clearly to all who seek to live more fully in the 21st century. As we strive to make sense of our highly developed, technological yet struggling world, Thurman speaks. His timeless words invite any and all who embark upon the inward journey to ask the essential questions and to live the answers that lead to healing and freedom for individuals and societies. 

PROGRAM  (8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

The keynote speaker is Luther E. Smith Jr., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Church and Community, Candler School of Theology at Emory University. He writes and speaks extensively on the thought of Howard Thurman. His book, Howard Thurman: The Mystic as Prophet, was the first book-length interpretation of Thurman's spirituality. He edited Howard Thurman: Essential Writings, a book listed in The Christian Century as one of its 20 must-read books of 2007. Dr. Smith is the senior consulting editor to the Howard Thurman Papers Project (the second largest papers project on an African American).

Participants also will hear from the Rt. Rev. Robert C. Wright, D.D., bishop of of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, and Arleigh Prelow, Thurman filmmaker. Following the keynote speech and other presentations, there will be several break-out sessions led by facilitators whose lives and work are deeply rooted in Thurman's spirituality. The registration fee covers lunch and materials. 

For more information, contact Dr. Catherine Meeks | * To register by mail, send check payable to Diocese of Atlanta to ATTN: Wynn Callaway, Diocese of Atlanta, 2744 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta GA 30305.

Sponsored by Bishop Rob Wright and the Diocese of Atlanta Beloved Community: Commission for Dismantling Racism

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Light of new hope

God of refuge,
hear our prayer
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in our hearts at this time.
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In your mercy,
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