First Presbyterian Church – Cedar Rapids

Insight Study Group

Please join us on Sunday from 9 am to 10 am in the Wernimont Room at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Cedar Rapids. These sessions are free and open to the public.

 

11/4
[Insight @ FPC CR] Diversity: We are all the other – Civil War
We are living in a time where division is encouraged, yet in a country of immigrants, we have all been “the other.” How do we learn to love our neighbor  as ourselves? How can enrichment triumph over conflict? What are the causes? What are the consequences of conflict in the past? What is occurring today? Can’t those believing in Christianity accept those who are different from themselves? When we believe in loving our neighbor, what is our definition of “neighbor?” What should it be?

Dr. Brie Swenson Arnold, Associate Professor of History at Coe College, will lead a discussion on this topic. Prof. Arnold’s research focuses on gender, race, politics and popular culture in the Civil War era. 

11/11
[Insight @ FPC CR] Diversity: We are all the other – Today’s World Conflicts
We are living in a time where division is encouraged, yet in a country of immigrants, we have all been “the other.” How do we learn to love our neighbor  as ourselves? How can enrichment triumph over conflict? What are the causes? What are the consequences of conflict in the past? What is occurring today? Can’t those believing in Christianity accept those who are different from themselves? When we believe in loving our neighbor, what is our definition of “neighbor?” What should it be?

Dr. Kim Lanegran, Associate Professor of Political Science at Coe College, will lead a discussion on this topic. Prof. Lanegran has published on African truth commissions and international human rights trials.