2017-02-16 / Top News

St. Mark’s plans peace lecture series

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and School will launch its fourth annual peace lecture series, “The Path to Peace: Rewriting the Narrative of Fear,” at 7 p.m. Feb. 16.

The series of three lectures is open to the public free of charge.

Here’s the schedule:

Feb. 16 — “A Solidarity that Doesn’t Break,” with the Rev. Hannah Adair Bonner. The Rev. Bonner is a United Methodist pastor whose call led her to keep vigil for 80 consecutive days at the Waller County Jail, Texas, where Sandra Bland, an African-American woman, was jailed and died while in custody.

Feb. 23 — “ Fear in Faith: An Inter- Religion Panel Discussion,” with Rabbi Yaron Kapitulnik, The Rev. John D’Mello and Imam Jazakallah Mohamed. Extremism has crept into all three of the world’s Abrahamic faiths. Panelists will discuss how fear manifests itself within each of these three faith communities: Christianity, Islam and Judaism.

March 2 — “When No One Wants to Listen,” with Tony Plakas, chief executive officer, Compass Community Center. No one feels more vulnerable than a fearful teenager struggling with his or her sexual identity. Mr. Plakas leads Compass, an organization dedicated to working with the LGBT youth and the communities in which they live.

Lectures are held in Coleman Hall at St. Mark’s, 3395 Burns Road, in Palm Beach Gardens. For information, contact St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and School at 622-0956. Connect with St. Mark’s at facebook.com/stmarkspbg. ¦

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