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Blessed Are the Peacemakers? Re-reading the Sermon on the Mount

March 18 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

Monday, March 18
7:00–8:30 pm
Location in Berkeley area, TBD

Given the individualistic, divisive, revenge-oriented environment in which we find ourselves, Jesus’s blessing upon “the peacemakers” at the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:9) may sound unrealistic and out of touch. Are Jesus’s disciples to be tangibly involved in peacemaking, or is Jesus articulating a theoretical and aspirational ideal? In short, is peacemaking central to the missional calling of Jesus’s followers? Join Michael Barram, professor of theology and religious studies at St. Mary’s College, in exploring the Sermon afresh during these fraught and challenging times.

Co-sponsored with New College Berkeley. Fee: General $35/Reduced $15/Students free.