Tags: Spirituality / Religion

Wednesday: Mar 20

Extraordinary Times: New Early American Histories

Wed. March 20, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections

UVa Central Grounds, 160 McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22904

Robert Parkinson (The Common Cause) and Douglas Winiarski (Darkness Falls on the Land of Light) discuss their acclaimed books, presenting important new discoveries and voices from early American political and religious history, and examining themes that echo true today.

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Tags: African-American, American Indian, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, History, Nonfiction, Social Justice, Spirituality / Religion

Thursday: Mar 21

Laughing at the Devil—An Invitation to Look at Evil Through the Eyes of a Medieval Visionary

Thu. March 21, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections

UVa Central Grounds, 160 McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22904

Amy Laura Hall (Laughing at the Devil) will discuss ways the writings of Julian of Norwich, a medieval anchorite and visionary, encourage contemporary readers to look evil in the eye—evil such as war, torture, racial terror, sexual violence—and consider ways such trauma might be transformed into hope and resistance.

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Tags: Spirituality / Religion

Friday: Mar 22

Saying Yes, and… to the Art of Living

Fri. March 22, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location:

First Presbyterian Church

500 Park Street, Charlottesville, Va.

Author and “free-range pastor” MaryAnn McKibben Dana (God, Improv, and the Art of Living) proposes improvisation as an invigorating approach to living life, in a presentation blending spirituality, psychology, social science, comedy, and other disciplines. Dana shares her philosophy on how one can find true satisfaction and fulfillment on the journey of life, even with its inherent mess and surprise.

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Tags: Health / Mind / Body, Spirituality / Religion

Saturday: Mar 23

Anti-Semitism and a Defense Against Hatred in America

Sat. March 23, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Jonathan Weisman, journalist and author of (((Semitism))): Being Jewish in America in the Age of Trump, will discuss his book and Judaism, hate, the rise of white nationalism, and how we can fight anti-Semitism in America.

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Tags: Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Global, History, Nonfiction, Social Justice, Spirituality / Religion

Sunday: Mar 24

Exploring Jewish Identity: Personal and Historical

Sun. March 24, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

Congregation Beth Israel

301 East Jefferson Street, Charlottesville, Va. 22902

Join Gabriel Laufer (A Survivor’s Duty) and Pamela Nadell (America’s Jewish Women) for their histories of Jewish identity, offering close-up personal views of twentieth century historic events as well as an exploration of extraordinary Jewish women and the imprint made by their social activism.

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Tags: Biography / Memoir, History, Spirituality / Religion