Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Great Interfaith Art Event at Colby College

Art and Faith: Discussions about Religion and Poverty

In the 1930s, documentary photographers Berenice Abbott, Walker Evans, and Margaret Bourke-White created images capturing American men, women, and children living in grinding poverty during the years of the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression. As the current economic recession continues, poverty is again a focus of national attention. Speaking from the point of view of their own various faith traditions, Maine clergy will consider religion’s role in combating poverty, both historically and today. Talks begin at 2:00 pm preceded at 1:30 pm by a gallery tour of the exhibition American Modern: Abbott, Evans, Bourke-White

Saturday, August 14
Rev. David Anderman, First Congregational Church, Waterville and Rev. Alice Anderman, Colby College Chaplain

Sunday, August 21
Rabbi Susan Bulba Carvutto, Temple Beth El, Augusta

Saturday, August 27
Richard Kelly, Vassalboro Friends Meeting

Saturday, September 10
Rev. Paul Nielsen, Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, Waterville

Saturday, September 17
Father Larry Jensen, St. Joseph Maronite Church, Waterville

Saturday, September 24
Sharon Jones, Winthrop United Methodist Church