What We Learned: Religious Centers and Their Communities
3092 16th Street San Francisco
In the next installment of the “What We Learned” series, Manny’s welcomes Rabbi Sydney Mintz of Temple Emanu-El, Imam Abu Qadir Al-Amin of the San Francisco Muslim Community Center, and Rev. Malcolm Clemens Young of Grace Cathedral to discuss leading their communities over the last 15 months. Rev. Jude Harmon is moderating the discussion.
Religious communities depend on physical gathering to practice their faith. The pandemic forces all to isolate and provides an unprecedented barrier to community. What impacts did that have on these communities and their leaders?
How did these spaces adapt to social distancing?
Were leaders able to effectively guide their communities?
How did the inability to gather in person affect prayer?
What did these communities learn about themselves during this time?
What are services like now as we begin to reopen?
Are there any lessons that can be applied in these spaces going forward?
The structure of this event will be about 45 minutes of discussion with followed by small break out groups where YOU can meet some new folks and discuss what you just heard. We hope to help solicit a more collaborative discussion and hear the diverse stories in our city.
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This event will be in person at Manny’s but there will also be a Zoom ticket (link provided upon purchase) for those who’d like to tune in digitally from the comfort of their home.