Beyond the SFF: Opportunities and Resources Coming Up

Racism and Racial Justice with Eduardo Bonilla-SilvaBonilla-Silva

In this free online course with, learn how racism persists in America today. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva says it’s subtle, it’s harmful, it’s growing, and there are things that can be done to address it. Perhaps the most dangerous attitude adopted after the Civil Rights era was that racial equality had finally come to America.That’s what activist, author, and Duke University professor Eduardo Bonilla-Silva contends. He was involved in the Trinity Institute’s 2016 conference, Listen for a Change: Sacred Conversations for Racial Justice. He says a new kind of racism has taken hold of American society, that’s subtle, persistent, and dangerous. In this course, Bonilla-Silva describes this new racism, how it got here, and what can be done about it.

GraceCreationGrace for Creation: The Episcopal Church’s response to the Environmental Crisis. In 2011, the House of Bishops issued a pastoral letter on the environment. In response, a five-week study course titled A Life of Grace for the Whole World has been created. You can download it for free here.

Rethinking Sunday Morning: Luther Seminary logo
Better Questions, Bolder ExperimentsJuly 27-29, 2016, Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn. For many, it’s already happening. Whether Sunday morning finds them seated at work or at a coffee shop, in the bleachers or on a pew, they’re already rethinking churchgoing. And perhaps you are, too.Screen Shot 2011-09-23 at 6.03.08 PMEight Mindfulness Practices for Effective Leadership with Norman Fischer: The Minnesota Zen Meditation Center is welcoming Norman Fischer, teacher, author, and former co-abbot of the world-renowned San Francisco Zen Center, to the Twin Cities for a business leadership workshop. Fischer is one of the founding designers of Google’s wildly successful Search Inside Yourself program, created to help people working in a corporate setting develop emotional intelligence based on mindfulness. The event is co-sponsored by United Seminary.

Appreciative Mutual Ministry Reviews with the Rev. Rob Voyle: a 5 week webinar on Appreciative Mutual Ministry Reviews with live tutorials on

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 from 10:00-11:00 am PST.
Bexley+Seabury Online Open HouseBexley Seabury
Bexley+Seabury, an Episcopal center for learning and discipleship,  is hoping to offer scholarships especially for students from underrepresented populations. On Tuesday, March 8, beginning at 6:30 p.m. CST, Bexley Seabury will host an Online Open House for prospective students. Our one-hour webinar will include presentations by leadership and faculty as well as student perspectives on the Bexley Seabury experience.  More information and to register. 
Tuesdays, March 29 – May 3 | 10 am – noon
This six-part course is facilitated by Dr. Trish Herbert, author of Journeywell: A Guide to Quality Aging. You are invited to join us in learning about the possibilities and making good choices as we, our friends, or our family members journey beyond mid-life. Our goal is to make this journey, into later life and end-of-life, easier and more satisfying.  By the end of this course we will feel comfortable discussing health care and aging, health care directives, and funeral plans. As part of this six-week course the book is included in the registration fee of $35.