Join Lisa Brenskelle, head of the Lutherans Restoring Creation Team for the Texas Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), for a talk on the Earth Charter. The ELCA voted to endorse the Earth Charter at its national assembly in August. The Earth Charter, while a completely secular document, is an ethical framework for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful society. As such, it’s precepts have much in common with Christian social teaching, and indeed, with the social teaching of many faiths. This first half of this talk will cover the Earth Charter, its origins & principles, as well as materials available from the Earth Charter Initiative. The second half of the talk will explain the relationship between Earth Charter principles & Christian social teaching, using the social statements of the ELCA as a basis
Please join The Dominican Sister of Houston for a conversation with Joel Edward Goza author of America’s Unholy Ghosts: The Racist Roots of Our Faith and Politics.
Political analyst and University of Houston Women in Politics professor Nancy Sims will present on The Centennial of Women’s Suffrage – Join us to celebrate Women’s Equality by learning about the unsung women of America’s Suffragist Movement. Nancy Sims will share the untold stories of sheroes who made a difference through sheer grit, determination and teamwork. We start a year-long celebration of the certification of the ratification of the 19th Amendment which took place 100 years ago on August 26, 1920.
“You Know What You Need To Do” – the ends and outs of funeral pre-planning with Leslie Bonnie of Dignity Memorial Providers of Houston. She has been a funeral director and now works as a pre-planning advisor. We know we need to do it but often put it off. Leslie Bonnie of Dignity Memorial Providers of Houston. has been a funeral director and now works as a pre-planning advisor. Planning the funeral of a loved one is a stressful and emotional time, it can also be costly. You may be surprised by the issues involved, including pre-planning your own burial. Join us for this very informative program as Ms. Bonnie guides us through the steps involved.