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Monthly Meeting

Join us every second Saturday from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the Dallas Area Christian Progressive Alliance monthly meeting, Northaven United Methodist Church, 11211 Preston at Northaven.

Good Friday Walk

Walk with us on Good Friday as we reflect upon the people Jesus cared most about--the least amongst us--on the day of his death.  Visit our YouTube channel to see our silent march through downtown Dallas at http://www.youtube.com/dallaschristians  For information about the current year's walk, contact us at Matthew-25@earthlink.net.

Faith Voices on Justice

"Faith Voices on Justice" is co-sponsored by DACPA and is hosted by Northaven United Methodist Church, 11211 Preston Road, Dallas, TX  75230.  Each evening includes presentation, Q&A and networking to share ideas and encourage action.  For videos of previous speakers, visit our YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/faithvoicesonjustice

2013 Speaker Series: Faith Voices on Justice

Thursday, January 17, 7-8:45 p.m.: Ryan Valentine, Texas Freedom Network, "Keeping the Faith: Protecting Religious Liberty in Texas Public Education."

Thursday, February 21, 7-8:45 p.m.: Dr. Harold Recinos, Perkins School of Theology, "Christ Among Strangers: The Church Dying to Live."

Thursday, March 21, 7-8:45 p.m.: To be determined.

Thursday, April 18, 7-8:45 p.m.: Dr. Theo Walker, Perkins School of Theology, speaking on poverty and justice.

Thursday, January 26, 7-8:45 p.m.: "Debt," a dramatic presentation inspired by Margaret Atwood's Payback. Benefiting the Rolling Jubilee project to buy debt.2012 Speaker Series: Faith Voices on Justice

January 26, 7-8:45 p.m.: Professor Rick Halperin will speak on the topic "Human Rights as a Way of Life."  Professor Halperin is the Director of the Embrey Human Rights Program at SMU and former chair of the board of directors of Amnesty International USA.

February 23, 7-8:45: Interactive Peace and Justice: Compatibility and Conflict.  Speakers for this panel discussion will be Kelli Obazee, Executive Director, Dallas Peace Center; Ryan Koch, Pastor, Peace Mennonite Church; and John Fullinwider, Educator and Social Activist.
March 22, 7-8:45: Justice for Veterans: Leaving the War Behind.  Speakers for this panel discussion will be Suzanne Stabile, Enneagram Specialist and Co-founder, Life in the Trinity Ministry; Mary Ellen Irving, Diplomate in Neuropsychology and Founder of Pate Rehabilitation; and Tom Hoekstra, Veteran.
April 26, 7-8:45: Professor Joerg Rieger will speak on the topic "Christians and the Occupy Movement."  Professor Rieger is the Wendland-Cook Professor of Constructive Theology, Perkins School of Theology, SMU.
May 24, 7-8:45: Help us celebrate the end of the Spring Faith Voices by joining us for a potluck supper focusing on local ingredients and featuring local food justice advocates with theological reflection by Susie Marshall, of The Gleaning Network of Texas.
September 20, 7-8:45:  Sister Patricia Ridgley, Sister of St. Mary of Namur and Coordinator of the Sisters of St. Mary International Justice & Peace Network, speaks on the topic "Faithful to Jesus' Call:  Catholic Women Religious on the Road to Justice."
October 25, 7-8:45:  Rev. Charles White, National Field Director of Field Organizing for the NAACP, speaks on the the topic "The New Jim Crow: African-Americans and Incarceration."
November 10, 9:00 am-1:00 pm: The Craft of Justice Retreat with Tex Sample, Professor Emeritus of Church and Society, St. Paul School of Theology, Kansas City, Missouri. Author of 9 books and featured in the "Living the Questions" series.  Featuring two talks, "The Craft of Justice," and "A Justice of the Common Good."  Cost of retreat: $40, including lunch.
2011 Speaker Series: Faith Voices on Justice
September 6, 7-8:45 p.m.: Rev. Ed Middleton, Pastor, First Community UCC Church and local labor activist will speak on the topic "The Quest for Workers' Rights and the Silence of the Church: a Post-Labor Day Reflection."
October 4, 7-8:45: Rev. Owen Ross, Pastor, Foundry United Methodist Church will speak on the topic "Immigration: Who Would Jesus Deport?"
November 1, 7-8:45: Rev. Jimmy Creech, author of Adam's Gift: A Memoir of a Pastor's Calling to Defy the Church's Persecution of Lesbians and Gays.
December 6, 7-8:45: Rev. John Thornberg, Ministry of Congregational Singing and former pastor of Northaven United Methodist Church on the topic "Songs of Justice: Singing a Countercultural Message in a Countercultural Way."

2010 Speaker Series:

Join the Dallas Area Christian Progressive Alliance for the following programs and events:

February 13, 2010, 2-3:30pm: Dr. David Brockman of the Progressive Christian Center of the South
speaking on "Self-Interest, Deregulation, Disaster: A Theologian's Take on the Financial Crisis"based on his article published in the Progressive Christian magazine, "Adam Smith and the Gospel."

May 8, 2-3:30pm: Dr. Joerg Rieger, Wendland-Cook Endowed Professor of Constructive Theology, Perkins School of Theology,
speaking on his new book, No Rising Tide: Theology, Economics, and the Future.

August 7, 2-3:30pm: Dr. Susanne Johnson, Associate Professor of Christian Education,
speaking on youth, social justice, and empire.

Fall, 2010: Dr. Theodore Walker, Associate Professor of Ethics and Theology at Perkins School of Theology
speaking on The Elimination of Poverty. Time and date to be determined.

Speakers' events will all be held at Northaven United Methodist Church, 11211 Preston at Northaven. No regular DACPA planning meeting will be held on months in which there is a speaker, but a brief working group meeting may be convened on another date, if needed. Watch for details in coming months.

Other Area Events sponsored by Faith Communities Related to Social and Economic Justice

Thursday, January 7, noon. Urban Engagement Book Club, sponsored by Central Dallas Ministries. T.R. Reid, The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care. Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 386,3300 Mockingbird Lane Dallas, TX 75205. The event is free but limited to 100 persons. To RSVP and for more information, visit: http://www.centraldallasministries.org/uebc/

Tuesday, November 10 through Thursday, November 12: Justice Revival, Dallas Market Hall, 7pm,

Friday, April 2, 2010. Join us for the Fifth Annual Good Friday Walk, remembering Jesus' teachings on the day of his crucifixion. More information to come. We need your help in promoting this event. Attend our January meeting or e-mail us at Matthew-25@earthlink.net.


If you know of an event sponsored by a faith community and related to issues of peacemaking or economic and social justice, e-mail the details to Matthew-25@earthlink.net.




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