• David Carlson

329: For artists of our times who use their art to inspire us to be artisans for peace.

Day 329: Monday, February 8th, 2021:

For artists of our times who use their art to inspire us to be artisans for peace.

We remember, celebrate, and pray for artists of our times.

Creating Breath, continue to inspire, mold, and protect all artists who promote awareness of injustices and who challenge us to be peacemakers.


For artists of our times who bring beauty into our world through painting, music, sculpture, poetry, dance, and photography and who challenge us to be fearless.


For artists of our times who use their art to inspire us to be artisans for peace.


Creating Breath, continue to inspire, mold, and protect all artists who promote awareness.

For artists of our times who use their art to promote and protect the dignity of the human person.


Creating Breath, continue to inspire, mold, and protect all artists who promote awareness.

For all artists who use their art to hold governments accountable for crimes of torture, genocide, and slavery and who are often persecuted, imprisoned, and censored for their messages of justice.


Creating Breath, continue to inspire, mold, and protect all artists who promote awareness.

For artists of our times who use their art to reflect the beauty of the world and note the urgency of protecting our common home.

For artists of our times who use their art to create solidarity among communities and peoples with political, cultural, and racial differences.




Gordon Parks, one of the great photographers of the twentieth century, was a humanitarian with a deep commitment to social justice. He left behind an exceptional body of work that documents American life and culture from the early 1940s into the 2000s, with a focus on race relations, poverty, civil rights, and urban life. Parks was also a distinguished composer, author, and filmmaker who interacted with many of the leading people of his era—from politicians and artists to athletes and other celebrities.



Born into poverty and segregation in Fort Scott, Kansas, in 1912, Parks was drawn to photography as a young man when he saw images of migrant workers in a magazine. After buying a camera at a pawnshop, he taught himself how to use it. Despite his lack of professional training, he won the Julius Rosenwald Fellowship in 1942; this led to a position with the photography section of the Farm Security Administration (FSA) in Washington, D.C., and, later, the Office of War Information (OWI). Working for these agencies, which were then chronicling the nation’s social conditions, Parks quickly developed a personal style that would make him among the most celebrated photographers of his era. His extraordinary pictures allowed him to break the color line in professional photography while he created remarkably expressive images that consistently explored the social and economic impact of poverty, racism, and other forms of discrimination.


ANNOUNCEMENT:


Victoria MacDonald has already signed up and thinks this is a very worthy series.

And it's with our friend John Dear!



Following the Nonviolent Jesus:

A Lenten Series Based on John’s book, “Walking the Way.”

Every Monday in Lent for seven weeks thru Easter Monday,

February 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 2021


With Rev. John Dear (who is now serving in the Monterey Diocese -- so we may get to see him or visit him once Covid is over!)


Register Here:

https://beatitudescenter.org/



This Monday Lenten series will take us through several key episodes in the life, teachings, death and resurrection of Jesus from the perspective of Gandhian/Kingian nonviolence, including his baptism; Sermon on the Mount teachings; campaign to Jerusalem; arrival and civil disobedience in Jesus, his last evening, his execution, and on Easter Monday, his resurrection. In preparation for the class, it is recommended that participants read at least one or maybe all of the Synoptic Gospels - Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Questions will be proposed for each class. John will also invite us to name “stretches,” or doable, concrete challenges, that we can work on during Lent as we follow the nonviolent Jesus to Good Friday and Easter Sunday.


Much of the class will be based on “Walking the Way: Following Jesus on the Lenten Journey of Nonviolence from the Cross to the Resurrection,” by John Dear, available from 23rd publications or amazon.com. It is recommended for the course.


Each online zoom class will begin at 7:00 p.m. EST/4 p.m. PST each Monday and last about an hour and a half, February 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 2021.

It will cost $100.


Paying by check – make payable to John Dear.


Registration is limited. Please register here:

https://beatitudescenter.org/


The deadline to register is February 15, 2021.


Cancellation Policy: Refunds will not be honored after Zoom link is issued.



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