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Sarasota Conference on Spirituality, Community & Social Change

April 1 @ 6:30 pm - April 2 @ 3:00 pm

Howard Thurman, a seminal figure of the civil rights movement, was a spiritual genius who transformed people who transformed the world.

About this event

CNN called Howard Thurman “one of the unacknowledged shapers of 20th century America” who blended contemplative spirituality with justice advocacy. He offered academic, moral, spiritual, and interfaith leadership at Howard University, Morehouse College and Boston University, and was a founding co-pastor of the Church for the Fellowship of All People in San Francisco.

Learn more about the thought and spirituality of Howard Thurman, especially related to suffering, non-violence and the Beloved Community, and his relationship to the Civil Rights Movement.

Relate Thurman’s work to contemporary issues that we face in our Sarasota and Manatee communities.

Join a racially and religiously diverse group of people for study and fellowship. Build relationships with people of differing racial, theological, and denominational backgrounds in Manatee and Sarasota counties.

Help create and support a network of local congregations and people who seek to overcome racism and engage in work of inclusion.


April 1 @ 6:30 pm
April 2 @ 3:00 pm
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First Congregational UCC
1031 South Euclid Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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