The Rev. Eric Law, executive director of the Kaleidoscope Institute, will visit Kenosha March 19-22, 2020, as the third Kenosha Interfaith Scholar in Residence. Mr. Law will visit Carthage and four local congregations to teach us the art of civil conversation. All events are free and open to the public.
Thursday, March 19
“Difficult Conversations in Polarized Times”
7 p.m., Carthage College, Todd Wehr Center, Jockey Rooms
Friday, March 20
“Immigration and Race”
7 p.m., American Albanian Islamic Center of Wisconsin
Visit the American Albanian Islamic Center of Wisconsin’s website
Saturday, March 21
“Gun Violence, Fear, and Faith”
9:30 a.m., Beth Hillel Temple
11 a.m., Worship (optional) followed by light lunch
Visit Beth Hillel Temple’s website
5 p.m., Worship (optional)
6 p.m., St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church including a light dinner
Visit St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church’s website
Sunday, March 22
10:30 a.m., First United Methodist Church
Visit First United Methodist Church’s website
About the Rev. Eric Law
The Rev. Eric Law has been a consultant and trainer since 1990, working with the Roman Catholic, Episcopal, United Methodist, Presbyterian, American Baptist, United Church of Christ, and Lutheran Churches in the United States, Canada, Asia, Australia, and Europe. He has served as the Congregation Development Officer for the Diocese of New Westminster, Vancouver, B.C., and Diocese of Los Angeles, California. He is also an Episcopal priest, a composer of church music, a photographer, and a playwright.
Mr. Law has authored 10 books, including “Holy Currencies,” “Holy Currency Exchange,” “The Wolf Shall Dwell with the Lamb,” and more. He writes a weekly blog called “The Sustainist: Spirituality for Sustainable Communities in a Networked World.”
Throughout his ministry, he has been involved in interfaith work. He was a part of Jewish, Islamic, and Christian dialogue at the University of Southern California when he was the Campus Minister. He designed and trained facilitators to facilitate city-wide interreligious dialogue on race involving nine major religions after the Los Angeles Riots of 1992, which was sponsored by the interreligious Council of Southern California. Mr. Law also been a part of Jewish-Christian dialogue for religious leaders sponsored by the National Conference for Community Justice in Los Angeles.
The Kenosha Interfaith Scholar in Residence Committee is thrilled to have Mr. Law coming to Kenosha to teach his program Building Bridges Now.