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Oct. 29 Gathering: When the enemy is a system

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Loving Enemies Series Week 4

It’s one thing to get our heads around the ideas of individuals who we may perceive as enemies and how we might learn to love them. But what if our enemy is more than just a person or group of people? What if our enemy is systemic?

Of course, systemic injustice is nothing new. Societal systems and structures have been oppressing and exploiting people since Cain and Abel.

But the question remains: if the enemy is a system, how does love manifest itself?

Please join us this Sunday, Oct. 29, in the New Wineskins Virtual Theology Pub powered by Zoom as we continue our Loving Enemies series with a look at how economic and governmental mechanisms become enemies by advantaging wealth, position, and privilege over against the laborers and communities those systems require to survive.

Our discussion video this week comes from the watchdog organization Human Rights Watch. Produced in 2018, it examines the devastation mountaintop removal mining causes to individuals and communities in Appalachia, and the complex and nuanced web of private and public sector corruption that allows it to continue virtually unabated.

Click here to view this week’s discussion video

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

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