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Sunday Forum, April 29: Many Interesting Little Things (And a Few Big Ones) about Prayer

Sunday Forum, April 29

Many Interesting Little Things (And a Few Big Ones) about Prayer

Sunday Forum, 9:45am in the Fleetwood Room, American Cathedral in Paris.

Why do so many people pray? Is yoga prayer? Meditation?  Walking alone? Can exercising be prayer? Why do atheists pray? Do more people pray than believe? Do we pray to ourselves and not just for ourselves? How has the quality of prayer changed in our connected world? Can prayer worsen anxiety? Why is Reinhold Niebuhr's serenity prayer so powerful? Why are some of the smartest people clueless about the impulse to pray? And more: how memoirist Mary Karr had a conversion experience while sitting in the back of a church correcting papers from her writing classes and drinking coffee from a paper cup; why renegade intellectual Garry Wills says the rosary daily; Voltaire's only prayer; how Walter Brueggermann’s prayer life issues from the “the tip of my pen”. Parishioner Joe Coyle brings a journalist’s nose for news to analyzing the practice of prayer.


Our weekly Sunday Forum is an opportunity to discuss and explore topics ranging from politics to spirituality, economics, and literature with fascinating speakers and other interested individuals. To find out more, send us an email at cathedral.office@americancathedral.org or give us a ring on 01 53 23 84 09.