Adult Education for January
|Adult Ed for January 2021
Sunday at 9:15 a.m.
January 3: Dr. Karl Klontz – The Pandemic and Prospects for Vaccine(s): Dr. Klontz is one of our most popular speakers, a fount of expertise and a laser beam piercing through spin and hypothesis. With vaccines to protect against the novel coronavirus moving from the lab to the pharmacy, this will be a great chance to understand the status far better than a sound bite on the news.
January 10: Dr. Brian Flynn – Reflections on a Career in Disaster Mental Health: Lessons for Today: Dr. Flynn, a retired Rear Admiral in the US Public Health Service and an Assistant Surgeon General, is the Associate Director of Health Systems in the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry of the Uniformed Services University. He brings us a career’s worth of expertise in how we collectively can get through the disaster called the coronavirus pandemic.
January 17: Kerm Towler – Christianity in South Africa: Kerm Towler has traveled to southern Africa (five times to South Africa-once to Zimbabwe and Zambia) as part of the Wesley Theological Seminary Immersion program, which means he just cannot get enough of South Africa! The country is rich in cultural, artistic and plant life. Did you know that most of the plant species in the world had their origins in southern Africa? He has “been in the room” with people who fought for freedom (and paid the price with torture) and were imprisoned on Robbin Island as well as the man who was Nelson Mandela’s personal jailer of 30 years in two prisons. As part of the presentation, he will introduce the human origins work, and then discuss the recent history regarding apartheid and social development, highlighting the advances as well as areas in which progress is being held back. And maybe a picture of some animals might be seen too.
January 24: Rev. Pat Jackson – “Be the Bridge” Initiative: Rev. Jackson is the co-Executive Director of Interwoven Congregations and a Parish Associate at Bethesda Presbyterian Church. Interwoven Congregations is a faith community dedicated to creating opportunities for people to meet and engage in a sustained way across the racial divide. Be the Bridge is an initiative that several BHPC members participate in.
January 31: Dr. Robert Jones, Public Religion Research Institute, White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity” Dr. Jones last addressed BHPC Adult Education in 2017, when he discussed his previous book, The End of White Christian America. Both volumes are based on deep demographic and public opinion studies of the intersections of race, politics and religion.
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