Beginning on March 4 and continuing on Wednesday evenings during Lent from 7-8 p.m., join Mother Debra for a discussion on justice using the life and work of Ida B. Wells as a guide.
Ida B. Wells was an African American, investigative reporter, educator, daughter of God, and activist and crusader for justice. Born in 1862 just a few years before the Civil War, her various life experiences because of her race set her on the path to achieve justice and equality for those for whom it was denied. Her quest is presented in Passionate for Justice: Ida B. Wells As Prophet for Our Time by Catherine Meeks & Nibs Stroupe. It is not necessary to read the book to participate in the discussion.“As Lent is a time that can capture our attention with its themes of reconciliation and forgiveness, self-examination and repentance, it is also a perfect backdrop to reflect on justice as Micah, Amos, Mary, Jesus and Ida understood it,” Mother Debra writes. “And then through discussions using the insights explicated in Passionate for Justice as a guide, how we might respond to the call for justice as prophets in our time. If you are passionate about justice, please consider sharing your passion and joining us for this 5-week discussion.”