For more information about any Christian Formation program, contact Sub-Dean Manoj Zacharia.
The Struggle for the Beloved Community:
Race and the Underside of the American Dream
Our Sunday morning forum led by Dr. Adam Clark, Associate Professor of Theology and Africana Studies, Xavier University, and Dr. Prince Brown, Professor Emeritus, Sociology and African American Studies, Northern Kentucky University, on Sunday, February 1, was well attended and well received. Additional conversations are now being held. (See schedule below.) The goal of these conversations is to gain a better understanding of our own personal attitudes and of the ways in which we develop these understandings so that we may be agents of healing rather than division. If you are interested in learning more about race in America, you may want to read one or more of the books on this list compiled by Prince Brown. For further reading, check out "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack."
Liberation Theology and Race in America
Canons Manoj Zacharia and Rob Rhodes
Sunday, April 12, 11:30 a.m.
Telling Stories: Experiences of Race in America
Drs. Prince Brown and Merelyn Bates-Mims
Sunday, April 26, 11:30 a.m.
A Faith That Promotes Justice
Dr. Adam Clark
Sunday, May 3, 11:30 a.m.
An Evening with Dr. Cornel West
Friday, May 22, 6 p.m.
Today's Bible Readings
Sundays, 9 a.m.
Men's Bible Study
Women's Bible Study
Thursdays, 8 a.m., Library
Thursdays, noon, Library
About Christian Formation
What is traditionally called religious education, or even Sunday School, is known as Christian Formation at the cathedral. This is not just some branding effort to be different or unique. Instead, it reflects an approach to how we believe we may best grow as Christians.
Being a Christian is not only an intellectual pursuit, but also -- and deeply - a matter of the heart and spirit. When we open ourselves up to the concept of formation, a formation directed by the hand of God, we move into our true callings as human persons. The act of formation becomes transformation. And in that, we learn what it truly means to be Christian. Our classes reflect this understanding.
The Christian Formation committee is chaired by Susan West.
For information on our Christian Formation program for youth, click here. For information on our children's program, click here.