We apologize but we have to cancel the EdVenture to see "Footloose" at the Barter Theater


BRCLL Courses, May - August, 2017

Public Tragedies

2 Sessions
Thursday, May 25 and June 1
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
BRCC, Room 150, Patton Building
Member Fee: $30, Non-Member Fee:  $40

Sandy Hook, Columbine, Virginia Tech, Katrina, 9/11 and Ground Zero - public tragedies tear at the fabric of our common life. We know a great deal about individuals and grief, but what do we know about public grief? And how do we, as leaders in our communities, help our societies acknowledge, memorialize and cope with public tragedy?

There is a tragic element to life, a common bond that we all, as humans, share: the experience of loss. Why do bad things happen to good people? What is the definition of a tragedy? How do we make peace with the tragic events in our own lives? How can we be courageous purveyors of hope in the aftermath of disastrous events?

Lyndon Harris is the Co-director of Tigg’s Pond Retreat Center in Zirconia, NC. Harris is also a forgiveness coach, and an inspirational and motivational speaker, having spoken at numerous conferences across the United States and around the world. He served more than 20 years as a pastor and his work at Ground Zero as priest-in-charge of Saint Paul’s Chapel (located directly across from the World Trade Center in New York City) has been written about widely, including the NY Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Christian Science Monitor. His work in forgiveness is featured in the award winning documentary, “The Power of Forgiveness” (Journey Films 2006). Harris is also the Executive Director of the Gardens of Forgiveness, an educational non-profit dedicated to teaching the way of forgiveness as tool for conflict transformation and peace making.

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