Life on the Streets & Borders Strives to Provide Understanding
Tulsa, Okla., April 10, 2012 – Phillips Theological Seminary (PTS) will host Life on the Streets & Borders, an educational outreach event, on Tuesday, April 17, at 5:30 p.m., at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church (1442 South Quaker Ave.). The event strives to help Tulsans understand and learn more about how life on the streets and borders affects many in our community.
The Rev. Lorenza Andrade Smith will be featured as a speaker; she will share first-hand accounts of living on the streets and strategies for effective action. Smith is a member of the United Methodist clergy whose ministry focuses on the poor and advocating for systemic change while living in solidarity among those who live on the streets. She chose to become homeless to fight for the homeless.
At 5:30 p.m., dinner will be provided; a meal commonly available at area shelters and soup kitchens will be served. At 6:15 p.m. the main program will begin with life stories shared by those who have first-hand experience through living their lives on the streets and/or along the borders, followed by Smith responding sharing her experiences. Following the program, resource groups will be available, these groups will be comprised of local organizational representatives that will seek opportunities to engage and participate in solutions for our community.
About the Life on the Streets & Borders
Who: Featuring the Rev. Lorenza Andrade Smith
What: Life on the Streets & Borders
When: Dinner provided at 5:30 p.m., Program at 6:15 p.m.
Where: St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1442 South Quaker Avenue, Tulsa (15 & Peoria)
Why: To help Tulsans understand and learn more about how life on the streets and borders affects many in our community.
Partners in the Tulsa Community include: All Souls Unitarian Church of Tulsa; Meals in Owen Park; Tulsa Metropolitan Ministries; St. Paul’s United Methodist Church; YWCA of Tulsa; Justice for Our Neighbors, Arkansas United Methodist Church; A Third Place; Welcome Table; OATH Coalition; DREAM Act Oklahoma; and United Campus Ministry, University of Tulsa.
Established in 1907, Phillips Theological Seminary is a graduate seminary dedicated to preparing women and men for varied Christian ministries in the church and society. Affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Phillips provides an ecumenical education, with students representing more than 20 denominations. PTS is an intimate community of teachers and learners who are seeking to be faithful to God through discipline, reasoned and reflective study of scripture, religious traditions, and human experience. In addition to serving the church’s need for an educated ministry, the seminary also welcomes students who are not pursuing ministerial degrees but who want to explore their faith through courses in the curriculum. www.ptstulsa.edu.
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