Topic

Dr. Laurel Borisenko returned to summarize one aspect of the summer course she taught last week at Regent College based on concepts in John Paul Lederach’s book, The Moral Imagination: The Art and Soul of Building Peace. Transcending violence requires imaginative storytelling by communities with four characteristics: organic interdependence (web of relationships), dynamic curiosity (understand the causes of conflict), artistic creativity, and risk-taking (by including your enemies). She gave examples of artists working in defiance of war: the Leningrad première of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 7, the Sarajevo Film Festival, and the Sevdah Cafe movement in Mostar, Bosnia. Her Ph.D. dissertation is available from the University of Amsterdam: Arts-based peacebuilding: Functions of Theatre in Uganda, Kenya, and Zimbabwe (2016). [KH]

Service Details

Passage: Proverbs 24:10-14; Joshua 10:28-40; Matt. 5:3-12; 1 Peter 3:8-12a

Communion: No

Ecumenical or Event:

Potluck Lunch: No

Congregational Meeting: No

Worship Team

Speaker: Laurel Borisenko

Worship Leader: Andre Pekovich

Song Leader: Michael Despotovic

Pianist: Ruth Enns

Usher: Henry Neufeld

Childrens Feature Leader:

Hospitality

Bring Flowers:

Coffee Helper:

Sound Helper:

Sunday School Team

Child Care Volunteer: