Discovery Adult Education

New York, NY (and online)
Sept. 25-Dec. 18
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Discovery Adult Education
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Trinity Commons (76 Trinity Place, New York City) and online
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Join us through the end of 2022
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10am, Sundays at Trinity Commons and online.

Ordinary and Extraordinary Saints
We often think of saints as perfect and one dimensional. In this series we learn about the lives of people who served, sacrificed, and followed their faith calling and explore what they can teach us about our own life of faith.

September 25
Elizabeth Burrow, courageous journalist in Arkansas, fought segregation in the 1950s and was close friends with Dorothy Day. Join the Rev. Elizabeth Edman, Burrow’s grandniece, to learn how these two ordinary saints dug deep into their faith and stood against injustice.

October 2
Edith Cavell was a WWI nurse who tended the war injured and helped soldiers escape on both sides of the conflict. Her bravery is depicted in artist Brian Whelan’s “The Stations of Edith Cavell.” Ruth Frey, from the faith formation team, will discuss Cavell’s life and invite the Discovery community to contemplate Whelan’s Stations.

October 6
The Rev. Pauli Murray had a profound impact on the judicial system and racial equity in this country. Join Barbara Lau, Executive Director of the Pauli Murray Center, to learn about Murray’s life and legacy.

October 16
Join the Very Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, Dean of the Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary and Trinity’s Theologian-in-Residence as she discusses the spirituality of the Rev. Pauli Murray and how her faith fueled her work for justice.

Creation, EarthCare and Environmental Justice
When God began to create the heavens and the earth, the earth was complete chaos, and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from Godswept over the face of the waters.  Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. –Genesis 1:1-3

October 23
Summerlee Staten, Executive Director for Faith Formation and Education, speaks to Discovery about the Tree of Life, and the inter-connected story of the Bible and Creation.October 30: no class

November 6 and 13
Dr. Ellen Davis, Professor of New Testament at Duke Divinity School, joins Discovery for a two-week discussion on the Bible and ecology.

November 20
Eco-Philosopher and writer Lyanda Haupt, joins Discovery to talk about her acclaimed book Rooted: Life at the Crossroads of Science, Nature and Spirit.

Hospitality of the Table and Food Justice: How are we Physically and Spiritually Fed?
God said, “See, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is upon the face of all the earth and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food.” –Genesis 1:29

December 4
Join Trinity’s Program Coordinator for Outreach, Metha Balasquides, as he talks about Trinity’s current Food insecurity initiatives and ways you can get involved in caring for those in Trinity’s neighborhood.

December 11
Regina Jacobs, Chair of Trinity’s Hospitality Committee, will speak to Discovery about hospitality of the table.

December 18
Lyla June, Indigenous public speaker, artist, scholar, and community organizer, talks to Discovery about Food justice and indigenous food sovereignty.

For an archive of recent 2022 Discovery classes, click here. For 2021 classes, click here.
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