Religion touches the lives of all of us, regardless of individual beliefs or practices. Yet, something as deeply personal as religion is often reduced to abstract theological tenets. The National Museum of African Art wants to become a place in which everyone can express their experience in a respectful setting, thereby building community and empathy through knowledge.
Throughout May and June, the museum is introducing educational programs centered on the global religions of Africa. Consisting of panel discussions and talks by religious studies, art history, and museum studies scholars as well as religious leaders and practitioners on specific topics, these programs will not only increase awareness but model respectful dialogue as we begin this new era of engagement with our communities and their spiritual landscape.May 20, 2020
Zoom Webinar: (https://zoom.us/j/96821323281)
Religious Leadership in the Age of Coronavirus
Join us for a candid conversation on the role and power of religion in times of crises with Reverend Tony Lee, founder and senior pastor of the Community of Hope A.M.E. Church in Hillcrest Heights, Md. Lee will share his experiences of leading a congregation through the COVID-19 pandemic, the integration of technology into worship, and the significance of maintaining spiritual communities in the advent of social distancing. Lee will also discuss the evolving nature of religious practice and how religion serves as a tool for understanding cultures and communities across time and space.
Sponsored by the Lilly Endowment in line with their emphasis on religious education and community development.