Adult Forum meets weekly on Sunday mornings at 11:30 am and ends at 12:00 noon (September – May) in the Great Hall. The forum includes speakers, discussions, and presentations on a variety of different topics of Christian faith and life.
Beginning in Lent, we will once again turn to Becoming Beloved Community, The Episcopal Church's long-term commitment to racial healing, reconciliation and justice, with a focus on Telling the Truth about the Church and Race. This five Sunday series will explore the role the Church has played in various phases of racial oppression. The series will feature a variety of speakers, from inside the Church of the Redeemer and outside, to tell the truths and facilitate discussion surrounding these truths.
Sunday, March 1
Doctrine of Discovery - What is "truth telling"? Why do we do it? The Doctrine of Discovery established a spiritual, political, and legal justification for colonization and seizure of land not inhabited by Christians. After watching a video clip on The Episcopal Church's repudiation of the Doctrine of Discovery, we will discuss answers to some of these questions: Why is the Doctrine of Discovery important to acknowledge as part of our Church's history? Is it still a relevant conversation to have today? Why does this matter to Redeemer?
Sunday, March 8
Legacy of Slavery - As Presiding Bishop Michael Curry says about Telling the Truth About the Church and Race, "We must face our past so that we can turn in a new direction." Part of facing our past means examining the effects of slavery in our country. To better understand why this matters, we will watch a video clip regarding the New York Times's 1619 Project.