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Continuing the Work of Jesus: Responding to the Opioid Crisis
Over the past two and a half decades, the misuse of opioids (both prescription and non-prescription) has increased dramatically, leading to a staggering number of addictions and deaths. The opioid crisis has touched individuals, families, and communities throughout the United States with tragic consequences. As followers of Jesus the Healer, Christians are called to respond to this crisis and make a difference in the lives of those affected and endangered. This webinar will review some of the background of the crisis, discuss the current situation, and explore ways congregations and individuals can promote healing for addicts, support families, and prevent addictions from developing.
- The webinar content is the same for the session on Monday, September 21 and Wednesday, September 23. Registration is required to attend the free one-hour webinar.
- 0.1 CEU for pastors seeking continuing education credit.
- Monday, September 21, 11:00 AM PST / 1:00 PM CST / 2:00 PM EST
Registration Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMsdeqqrTsoE9RdhxBvSW3Aub1_Iag_1R3q
- Wednesday, September 23, 5:00 PM PST / 7:00 PM CST / 8:00 PM EST
Registration Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcude2qqj8iEtKsoja0LXgRKctE8RtrXXfH
James Benedict, Ph.D., has over 30 years’ experience as a pastor in the Church of the Brethren and is currently a Scholar in Residence at the Center for Global Health Ethics at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Moderator’s Town Hall
“Racism: Deeper Awareness, Bolder Action.”
Thursday, September 17th, 7 PM EDT
The featured speaker will be veteran civil rights leader and former UN Ambassador Andrew Young. Andrew J. Young has earned worldwide recognition as a pioneer in and champion of civil and human rights. Ambassador Young’s lifelong dedication to service is illustrated by his extensive leadership experience of over sixty-five years, serving as a member of Congress, African American U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Mayor of Atlanta, and ordained minister, among other positions.
During the 1960s, Young was a key strategist and negotiator during civil rights campaigns that led to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Appointed as an Ambassador to the United Nations in 1977, Young negotiated an end to white-minority rule in Namibia and Zimbabwe and brought President Carter’s emphasis on human rights to international diplomacy efforts.
Ambassador Young also serves on several boards, including the Martin Luther King Center for Non-Violent Social Change. In 2003, he and his wife Carolyn McClain Young founded the Andrew J. Young Foundation to support and promote education, health, leadership, and human rights in the U.S., Africa, and the Caribbean.
He currently lives in Atlanta and serves as the Chairman of the foundation. He is also a father of three daughters and a son, a grandfather of nine, and a great grandfather of one.
The author of three books, Andrew Young is sought after as an advisor to world leaders along with being active as a speaker on the lecture circuit. An ordained minister with the United Church of Christ for over six decades, he continues to preach and considers the work of his foundation an extension of his ministry and of the Civil Rights movement itself.
To register for the town hall, please visit: tinyurl.com/modtownhallsep2020
You are encouraged to sign up early, as the event is limited to the first 500 registrants.
The Town Hall will once again feature a Question & Answer format. You are invited to submit your questions for Ambassador Young during the Town Hall, or you can send them in advance. To send your questions prior to the Town Hall, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Though we cannot commit to answering every question, we’ll do our best to use what is submitted.
Questions or issues related to registering for the Town Hall can be emailed to email@example.com as well.
Peacebuilding courses from the US Institute of Peace
Online peacebuilding courses are now available from the US Institute of Peace (USIP) in a program recommended by the Church of the Brethren Office of Peacebuilding and Policy. The entire catalog of 33 online courses will be tuition-free from now until the end of 2020. The online training includes introductory micro-courses that require at most three hours of study and full-length courses that may require 10 to 20 hours to complete. Online trainees receive a certificate of completion. Go to www.usip.org/academy/catalog-global-campus-courses .
Find links to past webcasts/webinars here.