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1103: Announcement of upcoming events

Day 1103: Friday, March 24, 2023

Announcement of upcoming events



ANNOUNCEMENT #2: From Future Church

We hope you were able to join us live for Professor Taylor's important and moving presentation on her book Driven toward Madness: The Fugitive Slave Margaret Garner and Tragedy on the Ohio

Link to Videos and Chat Responses If you were unable to join us last night, want to re-watch, or would like to share with others, you can view all of the materials at

Women Witnesses for Racial Justice Series: You can view free downloadable resources and past presentations from our WWRJ series at https://futurechurch/org/wwrj.

ANNOUNCEMENT #3: ZOOM with the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael for a Film Discussion: Monday, March 27 on Zoom from 7-8:15 pm.

The film: The Uncomfortable Truth

Gather@Grand Film Studies

Just a reminder that the next of our monthly Film Discussions is

Monday, March 27 on Zoom from 7-8:15 pm.

The Uncomfortable Truth (2017), from Award-winning filmmaker Loki Mulholland, is his story as he dives into the 400-year history of institutional racism in America and is confronted with the shocking reality that his family helped start it all from the very beginning. Loki is an activist and son of civil rights icon, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland. The film is available to rent on Amazon (95 minutes).


Refer to our website for future dates. "American democracy has never shed an undemocratic assumption present at its founding: that some people are inherently entitled to more power than others." —Jamelle Bouie American Journalist & columnist for the New York Times

ANNOUNCEMENT #4: An Invitation from Father John Dear

Dear friends, Blessings of Christ’s peace to you!

As we approach Holy Week, I’m offering a zoom session on “Jesus’ Holy Week Nonviolence,” on Saturday, April 1st to help us reflect on Jesus’ spectacular nonviolence and the way of the cross as nonviolent resistance to the culture of violence and war.

With all the insanity, injustice, and violence in the world, we rarely hear about “the way of the cross” any more. I think for centuries it has been watered down to refer to any personal difficulty we might be facing. But that is not what the Gospels proclaim.

The way of the cross is active, steadfast, nonviolent resistance to the culture of violence, injustice, war, and empire. It means joining Jesus’ grassroots campaign of nonviolence against state-sanctioned violence and imperialism, and announcing the coming of God’s reign of peace and justice, a whole new culture of nonviolence here and now. This campaign of nonviolent resistance is never well received. That’s why Dorothy Day once said that the measure of our discipleship to the nonviolent Jesus is how much trouble we’re in!

What’s so amazing is that even as Jesus goes to the limits of nonviolence on the cross, he returns as gentle, loving, and nonviolent as ever in the resurrection, and calls us to carry on his campaign. Join me as we reflect on Jesus’ Holy Week nonviolence and what it means for us today.

To register, visit

Saturday, April 1st

The program begins at 11am Pacific/ 12pm Mountain/ 1pm Central/ 2pm Eastern time. You will receive the zoom link a few days beforehand, so be on the lookout!, and a recording link afterwards. If you have questions, email Kassandra at See you then.

God bless you!

-- Fr. John

PS. Join me too on April 15th when I welcome Bishop John Stowe, president of Pax Christi USA, to reflect with us on Pope Francis’ brilliant recent encyclical, “Fratelli Tutti.” And check out my speech at last Saturday’s antiwar rally in Los Angeles, posted on

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