Join us Thursday, October 19th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Fairfax Presbyterian Church for a discussion on social justice through the context of faith.
Date: Thursday, October, 19th
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: Fairfax Presbyterian Church
10723 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22030
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
We define social justice as a concept of fair and just relation between the individual and society and struggle over how to promote and achieve that perfect equality. There are various ways to approach social justice from embracing your community, to celebrating diversity, to listening more to others, adopting a politician, etc. For this event, however, we will approach social justice from a faith perspective. There are many elements of social justice that are referenced in various religious texts and this event aims to highlight those through the three Abrahamic faiths. By doing so, we hope that the community can learn from each other and ways to channel their religious beliefs into social justice action.
Speakers: (Others TBA)
Henry G. Brinton is the Senior Pastor at Fairfax Presbyterian Church Henry grew up in Bowie, Maryland. He was active in the Christian Community Presbyterian Church throughout his youth and was ordained a deacon as a teenager. After falling in love with religious studies as an undergraduate at Duke University, he earned a Master of Divinity at Yale Divinity School. In his first pastoral call, Henry served as associate pastor of First United Church of Christ in Milford, Connecticut, a 1200-member congregation with a corporate style of ministry. In 1989, Henry was called as pastor to Calvary Presbyterian Church in Alexandria. Henry writes freelance articles on religious topics for The Washington Post and USA Today and has been a writer for the preaching journal Homiletics since 1998.
Henry met his wife Nancy Freeborne in their church youth group in Bowie. They were married in 1985 and have two children, Sadie and Sam.