June 3, 2020

Join us for a webinar on solidarity with Nairobi, Keny during these difficult times

Dual Pandemics in Nairobi, Kenya: a reflection on HIV and COVID-19 in light of the call and power of Pentecost

Thursday, June 4, 2020
11am PT, 1pm CT, 2pm ET
90 Minute Webinar

We find ourselves as missionary disciples in an excruciating situation. Months of a worldwide pandemic have ripped us out of our comfort zone. In so many ways it has made us reexamine what it means to be human in an interdependent web of relationships that begin at home but extend throughout the world.

This week, in the U.S. we are confronting the ongoing sin of deep rooted racism that has been unmasked not only by the disproportionate impact of the coronavirus on people of color, but the senseless death of George Floyd, yet another black man killed by police. There is a tendency to give into fear and anger, a temptation to turn inward rather than engage the difficult task of encounter at the margins.  However if we enter into the disturbance, we ultimately can achieve biblical justice–right relationships with God, others and the planet.

Not to diminish or distract from the urgent crisis at home, but rather to expand our horizon of compassion, this Thursday, we will continue our series to explore how we can connect with people in different parts of the world in response to the corona-virus pandemic.  Are we being drawn closer together in bonds of global solidarity or are we moving further apart?

Join Maryknoll Fr. Rick Bauer and Dr. John Motoku, Clinical Director of the Eastern Deanery AIDS Relief Program (EDARP) on the HIV and Covid-19 in a discussion about the situation in Nairobi, Kenya and the impact on their ministry. They will give us insight into their work and mission serving people living with HIV in the midst of the novel corona-virus pandemic.

This is a great opportunity to not only listen to their witness, but to gather as did the apostles at Pentecost to explore how to move from fear to growth, from anxiety to bold proclamation of God’s love and how to respond with hope as missionary disciples!

If you have any questions, please contact Kris East at (510) 276-5021 or keast@maryknoll.org