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Smart Driver Class for Older Drivers

AARP is once again offering its Smart Driver course at the Cathedral, Thursday, February 14. The course is a six-hour refresher aimed at motorists 50 years old and older. Some of the objectives of the class include understanding the effects of aging on driving; learning driving strategies that take into account the changes we experience as we age; and a number of other topics designed to make you a safer driver. At the completion of the class, you may be eligible to receive a discount on your automobile insurance policy.

You are invited to Dinner… with Friends!

Since 1995, the Chicago Dinners Project has been bringing small, diverse groups of people together through “Dinner with Friends” to foster community discussions about critical social issues and to create civic engagement through our communities. These facilitated conversations provide an opportunity, for many a rare opportunity, to sit down at the table with others who do not look or live like us and to talk honestly about important and often awkward subjects like race. The project is inspired by the belief that such informal conversations among people from different backgrounds are a vital step in healing our nation’s racial divide and helping us grow in understanding and acceptance of one another.

Help Stock BCM’s New “Client-Choice” Food Pantry in February

Last August, the Cathedral took the lead to support BCM’s new transition to a “client choice” food pantry. A fantastic total of $9,189.73 in seed money was raised and now the physical pantry renovations are underway, as well as great progress made toward the operating logistics and technology needed. BCM clients will very soon have the ability to budget for, shop for, and even pay for their own chosen groceries, greatly reducing food waste, promoting more healthy diets, and furthering BCM’s goal of promoting human dignity and independence.

Taizé Prayers for Peace

All are invited to our special Taizé prayer service commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 21. It starts at 8 p.m. in Mikell Chapel. Originating in Taizé, France, this simple service of scripture, music and candlelight will bring a beautiful and prayerful close to your Monday. The labyrinth walk and Taizé take place most 3rd Mondays, although in January there will be no indoor labyrinth walk due to preparations for the Cathedral Antiques Show. Weather permitting, the outdoor labyrinth is always available. Contact Jeannie Mahood, jmahood@cathedralATL.org, for more information.

The Jesus Fatwah: Love Your (Muslim) Neighbor as Yourself

In Arabic, the word “fatwah” simply means “opinion.” A religious or ethical fatwah provides a spiritually instructive opinion, usually given as the answer to a question about religious law. In that regard, Jesus was a master of the art. His opinions, revered by Christians and Muslims alike, remain among the most beautiful and powerful fatwahs ever issued. Jesus pronounced what is perhaps the most famous of his fatwahs when a lawyer asked him to name the greatest of all the commandments. Jesus said (quoting Deuteronomy in the Hebrew Scriptures), “To love the Lord your God with all of your heart, mind, soul and strength, and love your neighbor as you love yourself.”

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