You are invited to participate in an on-line spiritual retreat now and then to discuss the retreat with others at SsAM in October.
The Salem Institute on-line retreat is offered free to encourage people spiritually as we fight for racial justice. Lerita Coleman Brown has created this retreat to explore Howard Thurman’s life and contemplative witness and what it might mean for us in today’s challenging world. Centered on Thurman’s writing in his book Jesus and the Disinherited, this is a special opportunity to experience Thurman’s enduring and inspiring life and words. Click here to visit the Salem Institute website and learn more about this spiritual retreat.
The beauty of the retreat is that you can pause and return when you are able. The presenter also recommends that participants allow for periods of silence, writing in a journal, and taking a brief walk while on the retreat.
If you participate in the retreat, please click here to send an email to the Rev. David Andrews, Rector of Saints Andrew & Matthew. He will then send you the Zoom.us credentials so you can join him and other retreat participants in a discussion group.
Included in each of the Salem retreat sessions are reflection questions which you are encouraged to print out and use, not only for your own reflection, but also to use during the Zoom discussion.
About Howard Thurman
Howard Thurman (1899–1981) was an African-American author, philosopher, theologian, educator, and civil rights leader. He influenced many social justice movements and organizations of the twentieth century with his theology of radical nonviolence. Click here to learn more about Howard Washington Thurman, a mentor to Martin Luther King, Jr. and others, including us.