HOWARD THURMAN:

The Writing of Jesus and the Disinherited

Retreat Day led by Lerita Coleman Brown

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Explore Howard Thurman’s life and contemplative witness and what it might mean for us in today’s challenging world.

In the contemplation of the earth, I know I am surrounded by the love of God. — Howard Thurman

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Centered on Thurman’s writing in Jesus and the Disinherited, this is a special opportunity to experience Thurman’s enduring and inspiring life and words.

Through audio teaching, guided meditation, reflection questions and invitations into silence, Lerita Coleman Brown invites you into intentional quiet space to reflect on Howard Thurman’s life and book, Jesus and the Disinherited.

Retreat Day Schedule

Below is an outline of the Morning and Afternoon sessions. Give yourself ample time for each session and spacious silence. In addition to the sessions, the retreat day includes a Bibliography and Resource section.

Morning Session
Retreat Intro and Teaching 1: Holy Coincidences in Howard Thurman’s Life with Lerita Coleman Brown (20 min)
Reflection Questions: Silent time for reflection, pondering questions and journaling.

Teaching 2: Jesus and the Disinherited with Lerita Coleman Brown (6 minutes)
Reflection Questions: Silent time for reflection, pondering questions and journaling.

Afternoon Session
Teaching 3: Fear, Deception and Jesus (chapters 2 and 3) with Lerita Coleman Brown (10 minutes)
Reflection Questions: Silent time for reflection, pondering questions and journaling.

Teaching 4: Hatred and Love (chapters 4 and 5) with Lerita Coleman Brown (20 minutes)
Reflection Questions: Silent time for reflection, pondering questions and journaling.

LERITA COLEMAN BROWN

Lerita Coleman Brown, PhD, is a spiritual director, author, Professor Emerita of Psychology at Agnes Scott College and past director of the Science Center for Women at Agnes Scott. She also is a graduate of Shalem’s Nurturing the Call: Spiritual Guidance Program and speaks and writes about contemplative spirituality in everyday life. Her new book, What Makes You Come Alive: A Spiritual Walk with Howard Thurman, will be released on February 23, 2023 and will be available for preorder in September, 2022. This book is an excellent companion to Shalem’s Howard Thurman online retreat days that Lerita leads.

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Mission

Our mission is to nurture contemplative living and leadership.

Vision

Grounded in our understanding of God’s desire for peace, wholeness and well-being, we envision a world transformed by contemplative living and leadership in which all people honor one another and creation, recognize their unity and interconnectedness, and courageously seek to live out of this reality.

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