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April 10 Gathering: Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday path from the Mount of Olives to Old Jerusalem (Photo by Joe Webb)

Is there a more subversive act in all of scripture than Jesus’ “triumphal entry” into Jerusalem the week before his execution…the event we call “Palm Sunday?”

Theologians and commentators have long remarked about how Jesus upended Roman imperial tradition by riding in to the Holy City on the back of a humble donkey, mocking the exultation of conquest and colonization.

But what if there’s more to the story? What if this drama isn’t just about spiritual victories over the forces of evil in the afterlife, but about liberation for the marginalized in this one?

Join us this Sunday, April 10, as we wrap up our Lenten series on humanizing spiritual practices by taking a closer look at Palm Sunday through the lens of justice and liberation…and discuss the parts we can all play in overturning the imperial triumphalism of our own time.

6:00pm EST: Happy Half-Hour (informal meet & greet time)
6:30pm EST: Presentation & conversation begin

Upcoming Holy Week Schedule:

Looking ahead…

What is the meaning of the crucifixion and resurrection for a liberationist community? Join our gatherings through the Easter Season (May 1-29) as we discuss various atonement theories and how they fit into a theology of liberation.

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