Forums

Sunday Forums are online, due to COVID-19, at least through spring 2021. Join us for discussions and presentations from a wide variety of faithful perspectives. Forum meets on Sundays on Zoom at 10:30 a.m. during the program year. All are welcome.

 

Upcoming Sunday Forums

April 11 Sexual Misconduct Reporting Policy. As part of Gloria Dei’s “Safe Community” work, we have added a Sexual Misconduct Plan to the overall safety plans for children, youth and adults. Gloria Dei’s Human Resources Committee will describe the updated policy and procedures, and explain how we would implement it. Your questions and comments are welcome after the presentation. You may review the policy online to prepare for the Forum.

April 18 – Racial Justice and the Police. Dr. Michael Lansing, Associate Professor and Chair of the History Department at Augsburg University leads this discussion. As the trial of Derek Chauvin (accused in the death of George Floyd) brings to mind racial violence and profiling in police work, we seek historical perspective in order to understand the issues of today. Is there something systemic in police work that consistently or historically includes racial bias? Please join the Racial Justice Committee in this opportunity to discuss these important concerns. Read Dr. Lansing’s article, “Policing Politics” from the Spring 2021 issue of Minnesota History.

Resources from March 21, 2021, Responding to Line 3 Pipeline Construction with Annika Peterson

Resource List

Resources from March 7, 2021, Healing from Grief and Loss Forum with Tara Burns and Rabbi Lynn Liberman

Grief and Loss Resources

Stay Connected MN

PEARLS Brochure

Resources from Feb. 21, 2021, Mindfulness Forum with Mariann Johnson

Presenter’s Handout

Bakken Center Resource List