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Class: A Great Cloud of Witnesses: Ancestor Traditions from Around the World

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Feast of All Saints (November 1) is our Christian celebration of our ancestors. In preparation, we have set aside time in October to learn about global traditions around death and remembrance. Please join us for any or all of this multi-part interfaith series.

Saturday, October 3, 10:00 a.m.-noon: An introductory lesson on the Doctrine of Discovery, taught by the Rev. Rachel Taber-Hamilton, will help establish a framework for responsible and respectful engagement with other cultures.

Wednesday, October 7, 7:00-8:15 p.m.: The Rev. Taber-Hamilton presents on death and remembrance in the traditions of regional Indigenous peoples.

Wednesday, October 14, 7:00-8:15 p.m.: Learn about the blending of Mesoamerican ritual and Christianity known as Dia de los Muertos from the Rev. Paul Moore of La Iglesia de la Resurrección in Mt. Vernon, WA. If you find time to watch the film Coco before attending, all the better.

Wednesday, October 21, 7:00-8:15 p.m.: Laura Ellis from Sakya Monastery will teach us about the elaborate rituals of remembrance observed by Tibetan Buddhists.

Wednesday, October 28, 7:00-8:15 p.m.: Imam Jamal Rahman will talk about the rich observations and beliefs about the afterlife in Islam.

This class will take place on Zoom. To access the appropriate link, subscribe to Good Shepherd's email list.