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Seminar Examines Jeremiah as a Resource for Dealing with Disaster


Decatur, GA.—For four Monday evenings, February 6, 13, 20 and 27, Old Testament scholar Kathleen O’Connor will lead seminars on the book of Jeremiah as it pertains to communal healing in the wake of trauma and disaster. Recent events have raised this question in urgent and tangible ways, and the book of Jeremiah offers a reminder that this contemporary question is also an ancient one. In Jeremiah’s community, the people of Judah experienced the collapse of their city, government and daily life to the invasions, occupation, and deportation by Babylon. The book of Jeremiah provides language to speak about the unspeakable, leads people through tears, and promises a future of wholeness and new life. O’Connor, will highlight passages from Jeremiah as they pertain to present-day disasters, as we seek to formulate our own language and hope for a new future. The seminars will be presented on February 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2006, from 7:00-9:00 pm. Cost: $60 if paid in advance, $65 at the door. A 10% discount off the registration fee will be offered when three or more people attend from the same church. To qualify for the discount, please submit all registrations from your church together. To receive a brochure by U.S. mail, send an e-mail request to You may also register online at (then click on the month and event date). Columbia Theological Seminary, located in Decatur, Georgia, was established in 1828 and is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA). 

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