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Spirituality and the Arts: Using Grief as a Catalyst for Creative Expression and Social Transformation

This Faith and Life Forum seeks to explore the intersection between matters of faith and contemporary issues in public life. The guest speaker is actor, playwright and director Colman Domingo, who appears in AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead and the Academy Award-nominated If Beale Street Could Talk.

Through lecture and dialogue our mission is to help expand the awareness of the important and pivotal role faith and spirituality plays in the public square.

The forum engages leading thinkers in our community and across the nation that speak to matters of ultimate concern such as love, peace, social justice, and the intersection of race, religion and gender that affect our community and world.

Domingo has co-starred in films such as the SelmaLee Daniels’ The ButlerLincoln and more. He has been nominated for a Tony, Lawrence Olivier, Drama Desk, Drama League and NAACP awards and is an OBIE and Lucille Lortel Award winner.

Speakers will also include scholars of religion, religious intellectuals and practitioners all faith traditions, and others whose work life and work captures conceptions of the sacred and wrestles with the mysterious dimensions of life.