Howard Thurman is known as a 20th century mystic who inspired several generations of social justice activists through his writings and friendship. Located within the African American Christian traditions, Thurman was a theologian, seminary professor, and religious leader. He studied with Gandhi and became a spiritual mentor to Martin Luther King, Jr., and some of the founders of Sojourners. With 2021 being the 4oth anniversary of his death, Thurman’s work and life are resurfacing in the writings and speeches of current activists in the racial justice and environmental justice movements.
The Sunday Morning Bible Study will begin reading Thurman’s “Jesus and the Disinherited” on Sunday, June 5, at 9:30-10:15AM on Zoom. They invite anyone interested in discussing the book – whether from the community or Community – to join them. Read the introduction before coming June 6.
Read reviews of “Jesus and the Disinherited” here
The Zoom information can be found in the Saturday Zoom email or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.