April Adult Education
Join us Sundays on Zoom! Classes begin at 9:00, but we open the meeting at 8:45 for fellowship. Bring your own coffee – no need to dress up!
Click here to Join the Zoom Meeting each Sunday
Or you can dial in for audio only at 1-301-715-8592
Meeting ID: 815 0426 9624, Passcode: 454038
April 3: Dr. Sarah Azaransky, Associate Professor of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary: Relations between Black American Christians and Indian Civil Rights Activists in the 1960s. Dr. Azaransky’s most recent book is This Worldwide Struggle: Religion and the International Roots of the Civil Rights Movement, which identifies a network of black Christian intellectuals and activists who looked abroad, including in other religious traditions, for ideas and practices that could transform American democracy. From the 1930s to the 1950s, they drew lessons from independence movements around for the world for the American racial justice campaign. Bring your perceptions and questions about the roots of the civil rights movement – Dr. Azaransky wants to make this more dialogue than monologue!
April 10: Katherine Rehberg, Vice President of Programs at Church World Service (CWS), The Humanitarian Crisis in Ukraine. CWS is on the front lines of providing assistance to the people of Ukraine; BHPC supports their work through our donation to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. Ms. Rehberg will bring an up-to-the minute view of the situation on the ground and how we as Christians can help address the worst humanitarian crisis in Europe in 75 years.
April 17: Easter – A time to celebrate our risen Lord and to participate in the many activities that BHPC offers that day. There will be no Adult Education program, but we will offer fellowship via Zoom for those not attending in person, following each service. Watch the twice-weekly emails for details.
April 24: Join us on this Earth Care Sunday with Dr. Neelu Tummula, Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the George Washington University Hospital, speaking on Climate Change and Individual Health. Neelu Tummala is an ENT surgeon and clinical assistant professor of surgery at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She is the co-director of the Climate Health Institute at George Washington University and has a special interest in advocacy concerning the health effects of climate change. She is an avid writer and speaker, as seen in various outlets including The Washington Post, Newsweek, Scientific American, CNN, USA Today, and The Hill She is a trained Climate Reality Leader, is the co-founder of Surgeons for a Sustainable Future and is the Vice-Chair of Public Relations for Virginia Clinicians for Climate Action.
This talk will focus on the public health concerns of climate change and air pollution. We will learn how both heat and air pollution have a disproportionate impact on some communities of color and low-income communities in the United States. We will also discuss our role as members of the community in addressing climate change, and specific action steps we can take to push forward mitigation and adaptation strategies.