Just Conversation with Kelly Brown Douglas | Rima Vesely-Flad & John J. Thatamanil
On Monday, March 27 at 1:15 pm EST, join Dean Kelly Brown Douglas for a Just Conversation with Rima Vesely-Flad, Visiting Professor of Buddhism and Black Studies at Union Theological Seminary, and John J. Thatamanil, Professor of Theology and World Religions at Union Theological Seminary. Professors Vesely-Flad and Thatamanil are also a member of EDS at Union’s Expanding the Moral Imaginary Through Film cohort.
In this conversation, they will discuss the role of interfaith and interreligious witness and dialogue in a nation facing a dangerous resurgence of white Christian nationalism. They will share their perspectives on the challenges and opportunities for working together in today’s society and reflect on the role of religious leaders in combatting religious and cultural intolerance. Additionally, the conversation will reflect on representation today in film and popular culture and its impact on shaping racial perceptions and attitudes.
EDS at Union’s Facebook Live series Just Conversations with Kelly Brown Douglas explores the racialized inequities intrinsic to our nation and our collective responsibility to create a more just future.
These 30-minute conversations featured on the EDS at Union Facebook page will invite activists and religious, political, and thought leaders to discuss their work being champions for justice. Videos are also available on the Union YouTube Page.