Dean’s Forum with Global Cleveland’s Joy Roller

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Joy Roller, President, Global ClevelandSunday, Nov. 10Dean’s Forum: 10:10 a.m. Global Cleveland was launched in 2011 — in the wake of the release of the 2010 Census which depicted a 17% decline in the population of Cleveland. This made Cleveland the fastest shrinking major city after Detroit. The mission of Global Cleveland is “to increase the population of Northeast Ohio and strengthen the region by working with employers, colleges and universities and community organizations to attract and retain newcomers by connecting them to the region’s opportunities, resources and services and promoting the region as a welcoming place for all.”

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Portraits of Homelessness Exhibit

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Exhibit: October 20-November 5The Gallery at TrinityDean’s Forum: Oct. 20, 10:10 a.m. with Michael Sering, Vice President of Housing and Shelter, Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry Reception: Saturday, Nov. 2  6-9 p.m. (poetry readings, 7-8 p.m.) Finding Voice, Poetry and Portraits from 2100 Lakeside Men’s Emergency Shelter by Annie Holden, Poetry Facilitator The Portraits of Homelessness collection features 45 photographs and stories of residents from the Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry’s Men’s Shelter at 2100 Lakeside in Cleveland. According to Lydia Bailey, on staff at the shelter and creator of the collection of portraits and stories, “When you see the expression on a person’s…

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Civil Rights and the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, Jr.Sunday, Jan. 19Dean’s Forum: 10:10 a.m.Guest Preaching: 11:15 a.m. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’”~ The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The legacy of The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is not simply that of non-violent activism against the inherent injustice of discriminatory social systems and institutions but also the attendant need for individuals actively to engage in service to the other.

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Spirituality of Stewardship: Why Stewardship Matters

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The Rev. Dr. Bob DannalsSunday, Oct. 27Guest preaching: 9 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.Dean’s Forum: 10:10 a.m., Real-life Spirituality & Stewardship in the New Normal Stewardship is a term that is most often associated with the management of one’s assets or property. In other words, we tend to understand stewardship as a self-serving skill or ability. And yet, from a biblical perspective, stewardship is a skill that is applied in the management of another’s resources with an eye toward the common good.

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Bread for the World: What Can You Do to End Hunger

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The Rev. Dr. James ForbesSunday, Oct. 13Guest preaching: 9 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.Dean’s Forum: 10:10 a.m. “And all ate and were filled; and they took up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full.” — Matthew 14:20 The story of Jesus feeding the hungry crowd is repeated five times in four gospels, more than any other miracle story. Throughout the Bible, God makes it clear that hungry and poor people deserve justice.

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Spirituality of Rock and Roll

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Dr. Lauren OnkeyVP of Education and Public Programs at the Rock and Roll Hall of FameSunday, Sept. 22Dean’s Forum: 10:10 a.m. Today, more often than not, people tend to engage in music in one of two ways — either as a discipline that requires serious study or as a popular medium that expresses the sentimentality of a generation. Rarely, do we acknowledge the centrality of music to life itself.

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