2018 Lenten Series
An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story
February 25th and March 4th
Led by Rev. Jeanette Good, Joanne Booth and Jessica Moore
Although he may be best remembered today as the author of the famed “Serenity Prayer,” Reinhold Niebuhr, an outspoken Ameri- can-born pastor, writer and political activist, remains one of the most influential public theologians of our time. Presidents from Barack Obama to Jimmy Carter have credited his impact on their thinking, as well as John McCain, countless historians, theologians, political think- ers, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who cited Niebuhr is his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.”
Niebuhr rose from a small Midwest church pulpit to become the nation’s moral voice—an American conscience—during some of the most defining moments in recent history.
Please join us for this two part series. The film is only 57 minutes long. We will view half the film on February 25 and the second half on March 4 and encourage a hearty discussion. The sessions will last an hour and take place in the Music Room at 11:30 a.m. Open to the public.