Common Room, CSWR, 42 Francis Ave.
Wed., Dec. 6, 5:15 p.m. – Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 7 p.m.
How can contemplative prayer motivate community activism? Can one live a monastic life while responding to the demand for justice in the world? And where does collaboration and movement building fit into it all? Join us for a conversation with Rev. Janie Walker, the co-pastoral director of Richmond Hill, an intentional Christian community committed to social justice in Richmond, Virginia.
Lindsey Franklin came to Divinity School from a career at the intersection of progressive politics and impact investment, taking a leap of faith into the unknown path of ministry. Now a Member in Discernment in the United Church of Christ, she is particularly interested in the opportunity for multiple faiths to share space, and how ministry and worship can build community across differences of religion, race, and class.
Currently serving as Co-Pastoral Director of Richmond Hill, an intentional religious community and retreat center, Richmond, VA., Reverend Janie Walker is the proud mother of four and grandmother of six. Trained as a pastoral counselor, healing prayer minister, spiritual director and group facilitator. She has served several churches in the area in pastoral and administrative roles. Janie views her role in the broader community as a pastoral presence, and has a personal commitment to the healing of Metropolitan Richmond. Licensed in 1988, ordained in 1993, by the Rising Mt Zion Baptist Church of Sandston, VA, Reverend Walker is a graduate of the 1993 class of Central Virginia School of Ministry; 1990 Virginia Commonwealth University, Non-traditional Studies Program with an emphasis on Church Administration and Community Development; 2007 graduate of Samuel DeWitt School of Theology at Virginia Union University, in the Master of Divinity program; Certified as an Intentional Interim Pastor and Transitional Consultant in 2008 by the Center for Congregational Health, Winston-Salem, N.C., and has trained in many other schools and programs to facilitate growth and development in groups as well as individuals.
Gazette Classification: Humanities, Lecture, Religion
Sponsor: Center for the Study of World Religions
Contact: CSWR: 617.495.4495