In the face of so many diverse ideas and perspectives, how do we create community? What is the beloved community we hope for?
This month’s topic for Diversity Dialogue is titled, “Creating a Beloved Community,” and will be facilitated Byron Plumley, Ph.D., Regis University’s Justice Education Coordinator / Peace and Justice Studies, Director.
People are passionate about many issues. Some of these issues and our stands on them are polarizing and controversial such as gun control, immigration, political party affiliation, etc.
Our passions around our ideals manifest in many ways, from discourse in the media to violence.
We saw this play out recently in the wake of the Arizona shooting, as many took a closer look at how our words, our thoughts, our intentions all have consequences, along with our actions.
“The way of violence leads to bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers. But the way of nonviolence leads to redemption and
the creation of the beloved community.”
~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
At January’s Diversity Dialogue we hope to exchange ideas, relate perspectives, and see how we can achieve the type of beloved community that can enrich our lives and the lives of those around us.
When: Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Where: Regis University Lowell Campus, Ranger Grille
3333 Regis Boulevard, Denver, Colorado 80221-1099
Time: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Light refreshments will be served.
Sponsored by: The Office of Diversity, The Institute on the Common Good and Peace & Justice Studies.