For this Father's Day Forum, parishioner and theologian Anne-Marie Reijnen pays tribute to the theologian Dr James H. Cone, the pioneer of Black liberation theology who died on 28 April. Fifty years ago, as campuses and inner cities erupted in revolutionary turmoil, here in France and in the USA, a young theologian asked himself how the Black churches should respond to the cries of Black power. Following in the footsteps of his own mothers and fathers in the Black church, following great thinkers and activists like WEB DuBois, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, James Cone articulated the first liberation theology, a contextual response of African American Christian faith to affirm the redemption of God given to all, with the power to resist oppression . 9:45am in the Fleetwood Room, Sunday June 17, American Cathedral.
Come sing Fauré's Requiem with the Paris Choral Society (PCS) on Saturday, June 30. This singing day is being led by our very own Zachary Ullery, Canon of Music at the American Cathedral. Accompaniment will be by Andrew Dewar (American Cathedral organist and PCS accompanist) and we will be joined by two professional soloists. The workshop will be all day from 10am – 5pm with mid morning & afternoon breaks, and one for lunch. Singing sessions throughout the day will end in a concert in the magnificent setting of the American Cathedral at 6pm. For more information and tickets, please visit the PCS website here.