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From the Desk of Katharine Henderson: Offering our prayers and actions for justice
Last week I had the privilege of welcoming over 100 of Auburn’s friends, colleagues and neighbors to Auburn’s annual Jack and Lewis Rudin Lecture. We hosted the lecture in partnership with New York University’s Of Many Institute for Multifaith Leadership as part of a new programmatic partnership between Auburn and NYU on multifaith education. Dr. Matthew Day expertly illustrated how voices representing the status quo have long used the language of “contagion” and disease to discredit progressive movements and persecute its pioneers.
Professor Day’s words reminded me of the diverse movements for social change that Auburn Seminary is a part of today, and the challenges we encounter in the quest for justice. We find ourselves at a turning point in history where we are witnessing movements for change all around us that will hopefully serve the goals of human dignity, inclusivity and sustainability for our planet.
We invite you as people of faith and moral courage during this holy Lenten and Passover season to join with us in this groundswell for justice in our country. Below are a few ways to get involved:
As we approach one of the most sacred times of the year, I often reflect on the last commandment Jesus gave during his lifetime: “As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” Let us express our faith and our love for one another at this critical moment in history by lifting up our voices for equality and justice. Today we support in prayer and action the modern day struggles for freedom.
I hope you will join with Auburn in this sacred work.
The Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson
President, Auburn Seminary