Melanie Deguid-May to teach "Politics and Religion in the Israel/Palestine Crisis" at First Unitarian Church

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Melanie Duguid-May, John Price Crozer Professor of Theology at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School will lead this four part course Tuesdays, starting March 1, 7:00-9:00pm.

The course looks at the religious aspirations and beliefs, together with political strategies and tactics that have shaped the contemporary situation in the land called holy. The course covers events beginning in the 1880's and looks at Jewish and Christian and Muslim perspectives and practices, and considers both the realities in the Holy land today and how these realities are becoming global in range.

March 1: The emergence of Zionism, context and content.

March 8: 1948, Catastrophe & Creation.

March 15: 1967, Catastrophe Continua.

March 22: 1993-Present, "A Matrix of Control.”

Tuition is $30, cash or check to First Unitarian. Class size is limited to 20 persons, with 10 seats reserved for First Unitarian members.

To register, contact Ron Johnson, 585-967-4946 or johnsonron888@gmail.com.

Dr. Marvin A. McMickle: Diversity Should Include the Faces on Rochester, NY TV News

The Rochester, NY Democrat and Chronicle published CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle's latest Unite Rochester blog on January 23, 2016.

Dr. McMickle expressed frustration over the lack of diversity in Rochester television news anchors.

To read the article in full, and/or to comment on the piece, please click here:

http://blogs.democratandchronicle.com/unite/2016/01/23/diversity-should-include-the-faces-on-rochester-tv-news/

What is an Evangelical Christian?

News media and political pundits have been speculating for months about the potential effect that "evangelical Christians" will have on the upcoming 2016 Presidential election.

In a recent Unite Rochester blog post, Dr. McMickle says, "I am writing to clarify the way in which the word evangelical is being misused and distorted in this and so many other election seasons . . . the word evangelical carries absolutely no political connotation whatsoever."

Dr. McMickle's blog post was published online in the Rochester, NY Democrat and Chronicle on January 13, 2016. To read it, click here:

http://blogs.democratandchronicle.com/unite/2016/01/13/what-is-an-evangelical-christian/

Guest essay by James H. Norman and Dr. Marvin A. McMickle suggests racism underlies poverty issues

Leaders of the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative James H. Norman, CEO of Action for a Better Community and CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle recently co-authored an essay entitled, "The Reality of Racism." The essay, published on January 3, 2016 in the Rochester, NY Democrat and Chronicle, answers key questions concerning poverty and its underlying causes.  Both Mr. Norman and Dr. McMickle serve on the Anti-Poverty Initiative committee and are co-chairs of the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative's Structural Racism Resource Team.

Read the complete post here: http://www.crcds.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Anti-poverty-initiative_-The-reality-of-racism.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

An Indictment is not a Conviction by Dr. Marvin A. McMickle

The recent indictment of the police officer accused of killing Tamir Rice angered many people, including CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle.

Dr. McMickle spoke out on this issue in the December 28, 2015 issue of the Rochester, NY Democrat and Chronicle. Read the article here:

http://www.crcds.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/An-Indictment-Is-Not-A-Conviction.pdf