Next Program

Our programs, the second Thursday of the month, are free and open to the public.   The May meeting will not be in our usual location.   See below.

Morally Speaking:  Bringing Civility to Public Discourse 

5:30 p.m.   May 11, 2017

5:30-7 p.m.  Light dinner & Annual Meeting

7-8:30 p.m.   Program

Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion, 7401 Delmar Blvd, University City

(Street parking is available around the church.  Please carpool, if possible .)

Changing the direction of political discussion in our country.   For more than a year, that’s what Rev. Traci Blackmon and her colleagues have been working to do.  Together with the Rev. Dr. William Barber, the Rev. Dr. James Forbes and Sister Simone Campbell, Rev. Blackmon is calling attention to the anger and fear that are rampant across our country.   They are giving witness to the hunger for a moral politics and economy that prioritizes the common good.

Rev. Blackmon supports “The Higher Ground Moral Declaration” which will help change the discourse in our country and hold candidates and elected officials accountable  to the common good.  Among the issues in the moral declaration are: access to health care; living wages; and institutional and systemic racism.  Last year, Rev. Blackmon participated in “The Revival: Time for a Moral Revolution of Values” national tour that traveled through 19 states.

 

Rev. Traci Blackmon

Initially ordained in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the Rev. Blackmon served in various capacities of ministry for 9 years, prior to becoming the 18th installed and first woman pastor in the 159 year history of Christ The King United Church of Christ in Florissant.

As a licensed Registered Nurse with over 35 years experience in health care, Rev. Blackmon serves the community in a variety of professional positions as well. Currently, she is also employed as the Coordinator of faith-based initiatives for BJC HealthCare and serves on several boards and health initiatives that target the advancement and empowerment of underserved women and children.

 

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