Do Black Lives Matter to God? A Theological Exploration of Evil, Suffering, Resistance, and Divine Accountability

April 26, 2024 - April 28, 2024
April 26 - 28, 2024
Private Room – $475.00USD Shared Room – $375.00USD

With Naomi Washington-Leapheart

This retreat asks the question: If God is benevolent, just, and powerful, how can (does) evil persist in the lives of Black people living in the United States? In this retreat that will include both you and students from Rev. Naomi’s Villanova religious studies class by the same name, we will explore the theological implications of Black suffering and connect those implications to the call for justice and liberation most recently articulated by the Black Lives Matter movement.

As the centerpiece of the retreat, Villanova students will bring God to trial in the case of God vs. Black Lives. You will be the jury.

We will also engage in small and large group discussions and have time to rest, reflect, connect with like-hearted people, and listen for the perspective of the land.

Categories: Church History  |  Ethics  |  Minorities  |  Racism  |  Retreats  |  Social Justice