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P&F Book Club with Timothy Murphy

July 17, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PDT

Join author Timothy Murphy in a discussion of his latest book: Sustaining Hope in an Unjust World: How to Keep Going When You Want to Give Up. Incorporating process theology with liberationist and theology of hope concerns, Murphy writes to a general audience on the challenges of enduring for the long haul in the struggle for a more just world. The presentation will include an overview of the book, reading excerpts, and time for Q&A.


This event will be online only. Join us at cst.zoom.us/j/366845460.


From the back cover:

In our efforts to build a better world, it often feels like nothing we do matters. The vulnerable continue to be oppressed, and justice for all seems like a distant dream. No matter how hard we work, little seems to change.

In this love letter to the weary activist, Timothy Murphy reflects on his own journey of disappointments and defeats and rediscovers a faith in a God who inspires us to keep fighting, even when it feels like we are losing the battle. Murphy’s stories about fellow activists across social justice movements will encourage you on your own journey to find hope in an unjust world.

“This is an indispensable guidebook for activists who need reactivating. When your hope flags, grab this book and read!” ~Catherine Keller

“In the context of repeated failure and hopeless odds, Murphy calls us to keep on keeping on.” ~John B. Cobb, Jr.


Timothy Charles Murphy is senior pastor of Plymouth Congregational Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana. A minister-scholar-activist, he is the former executive director of Progressive Christians Uniting, has taught courses at Claremont School of Theology, and promotes connecting the gospel with social justice efforts. His previous book was Counter-Imperial Churching for a Planetary Gospel: Radical Discipleship for Today.



July 17, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PDT
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Process & Faith
Center for Process Studies

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