Feast of the Falling Asleep of St. John the Evangelist and Theologian
Greetings in the pursuit of truth through civil discourse!
May I remind you to heartily consider joining the conversation on Tuesday, October 4, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at The Kansas African American Museum, 601 N. Water, in Wichita.
The evening's topic: "Yes, black lives matter. So, what's to be done?"
May I enthusiastically urge you to be present. The topic is salient. The panelists are well-positioned to bring us insight and to spur us on to love and good deeds. Let's see what we can find out together!
The panelists are as follows (more complete personal bios/cv's for several panelists here):
Fr. Alexii Altschul, a monk with the Serbian Orthodox Church. He served an inner-city parish in Kansas City from 1993-2013.
Fr. Jim Billinger, Pastor of Holy Savior Catholic Church, 1425 N. Chautauqua, in Wichita.
Robert W. Love, a fourth-generation Wichitan and former General Counsel and VP Admin at Love Box Company (Wichita) until the company was sold to Pratt Industries in 2005.
Mark McCormick, the Executive Director of The Kansas African American Museum, 601 N. Water, in Wichita. He has a notable background in journalism as a reporter, editor, and columnist.
Bishop Wade Moore, Jr. is Senior Pastor of Christian Faith Centre in Wichita, Kansas. He is the Founder and Dean of Urban Preparatory Academy (a k-7 school), 2821 E. 24th St. N, in Wichita.
Sherman Padgett is the Principal of Wichita North High School.
Joseph Shepard is the current President of the Student Government Association at Wichita State University.
Click here for the questions I have sent the seven panelists in order to prompt and guide their thoughtful preparation for the conversation. Please take a peek - and try responding for yourself. All of us in the audience will have opportunity to respond to the panelists and ask them questions. I will do my best to govern the flow of conversation and spread the opportunity to speak.
So, I hope you are making plans to attend. And please forward this email to your own circle of friends and philosophical associates. Let's have a great conversation!
In the bonds of rescuing discourse from the political parties, restoring its civility, pursuing truth, and making the world a better place,
P.S. May I ask you to consider joining the Eighth Day Institute. I make a small monthly donation myself because I support Erin Doom's vision to renew culture, in part, through civil discourse in pursuit of truth. Please do consider becoming an Eighth Day Member.