East Bay Church of Religious Science Presents
The Eighth Annual Prayer Symposium
“Standing On The Promises of God”
November 3, 2018 From 10am to 5pm
A day of renewal and rejuvenation through spiritual practices:
Musical Inspiration Featuring:
Vanessa Wynn, Lisa Baylis, Ben Heveroh
Prayer Symposium Choir
Isis Rising Drumming Circle
Guest Speakers Reverend Kamal Hassan and Reverend Judy-Ann Young
About Reverend Kamal Hassan
Reverend Kamal Hassan serves as Designated Pastor of Sojourner Truth Presbyterian Church in Richmond, California.
He firmly believes that the church must be engaged in efforts to mend the tear in our social fabric that has caused so many of us to focus solely on our individual needs and ignore the sufferings of others. To be true to our prophetic calling the people of God must act locally for justice, peace, and freedom, while also considering the global implications of our work. We must take seriously the urgent need to participate in the building of a new heaven and a new earth, because in a faithful and relevant church there is hope for the entire world.
Although Sojourner Truth is his first call as a Presbyterian pastor, he has more than 20 years of experience as a religious worker and more than 10 years as an ordained minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. He is a powerfully gifted preacher and Christian educator whose message is rooted in the African American prophetic tradition. He is a community organizer who has toiled for decades in low wealth communities of color for social justice. He is a sensitive and supportive counselor and visitor of those in need as well as a visionary leader who can see beyond the now to the “not yet.”
Prior to coming to Sojourner Truth Presbyterian Church, he spent 30 years as an educator, teaching at all levels from elementary school to university. His innovative and transformative work in the classroom was the centerpiece of an article entitled, “Raising the Critical Consciousness of African American Students… A Portrait of an Exemplary African American Male Teacher”, that was published in Howard University’s Journal of Negro Education.
He has an AA in Radio Broadcasting from Los Angeles City College; a BA in History from California State University Los Angeles; and a Master of Divinity degree from San Francisco Theological Seminary.
He is the husband of Makini Hassan and they have three children, Jonathan Coleman, Stephanie Coleman, and Aiyisha Hassan.
About Reverend Judy-Ann Young
Reverend Judy-Ann Davis Young is a native Alaskan. After spending over 23 years working for BP oil on the trans-Alaska pipeline, where she was a poster child for women in non-traditional roles, Young hung up her hardhat and steel-toe boots and relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada with her husband Eddie Young. Reverend Judy-Ann has a BA degree in Human Resources & Education from Alaska Pacific University and a Master’s degree in Consciousness Studies from Holmes Institute.
Young, is a Renaissance woman who has hiked through the rain forest in Ghana, West Africa; walked on the Great Wall of China; gazed upon the vastness of the Grand Canyon and ridden her motorcycle across 32 states to raise money for breast cancer research. All of her personal experiences support her life purpose of inspiring and coaching others to awaken to their inherent knowledge and to align with their own unique unlimited potential. Reverend Judy-Ann is an assistant minister at CSL Southern Nevada, where she oversees the Practitioner Core and teaches classes; she is chaplain to several motorcycle organizations and a mediator at the Clark County Neighborhood Justice Center.
When Young isn’t spending time with her husband and children, she is pursuing her interest in public speaking, storytelling, quilting and riding Liberace (her motorcycle). Young’s motto is:
“I am the One, No one came here to be Me”
Time: 10am-5pm (registration begins at 9:30am)
Register online at: ebcrs.org
Donation: $30 by October 31st $35 at the Door
Mail Checks made payable to: EBCRS Prayer Symposium
Attn: Prayer Symposium
4130 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94609
“When the whole community prays with us, it can be a significant moment in our lives. … When one hundred or one thousand people practice purifying the actions of body, speech, and mind, and unifying body and mind to send energy, the energy generated will be very powerful…”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh
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