Valarie Kaur: “Tending the Wound” (2020 Faith Matters Series)

by Tri-Faith Initiative Contact

Tuesday, Sep 29, 2020 6:00pm - 7:30pm


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2020 Faith Matters Series

Thursday, September 29
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM CDT
Zoom (Registration required)


Join Tri-Faith Program Director Amanda Ryan in a conversation with Valarie Kaur, celebrated activist and author of the new book, See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love.

How do we labor for the world we want when the labor feels endless? Valarie Kaur – renowned Sikh activist, filmmaker, and civil rights lawyer – declares that revolutionary love is the call of our time, a radical, joyful practice that extends in three directions: to others, to our opponents, and to ourselves. It calls us to see no stranger but instead look at others and say: You are a part of me I do not yet know. Starting from that place of wonder, the world begins to change: It is a practice that can transform a relationship, a community, a culture, and even a nation.

Kaur takes readers through her own riveting journey – as a brown girl growing up in California farmland finding her place in the world; as a young adult galvanized by the murders of Sikhs after 9/11; as a law student fighting injustices in American prisons and on Guantanamo Bay; as an activist working with communities recovering from xenophobic attacks; and as a woman trying to heal from her own experiences with sexual assault and police violence. Drawing from the wisdom of sages, scientists, and activists, Kaur reclaims love as an active, public, and revolutionary force that creates new possibilities for ourselves, our communities, and our world.

See No Stranger is a practical guide to changing the world, a synthesis of wisdom, a chronicle of personal and communal history – all joined together by a story of awakening. Revolutionary love is medicine for our times. It just might be our best chance for our collective future.

Event Co-Hosted by Urban AbbeyInclusive Communities, and the Plains States Anti-Defamation League.

See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love is available for purchase at Urban Abbey, 1026 Jackson Street, Omaha, NE 68102. Call Urban Abbey at 402-898-7600 to reserve your copy today!

About the organization

The Tri-Faith Initiative is a unique and ambitious project in the field of interfaith relations in design, scale, and scope. It brings together into permanent residency a synagogue, church, mosque, and interfaith center on one 38-acre campus in the middle of America’s heartland. By its very model it challenges people of faith and goodwill to be conscious and proactive about the assets of faith in civil life in a religiously pluralistic society. The Tri-Faith Initiative aims to create a more inclusive culture in which religious pluralism is socially normative. The Tri-Faith Initiative is made up of three Abrahamic faith groups who have chosen to be in relationship together as neighbors on one campus, committed to practicing respect, acceptance and trust. Our three members are of the Jewish, Christian, and Islamic faiths: Temple Israel, Countryside Community Church (UCC), and The American Muslim Institute.

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