African Americans in the New Thought Movement: Challenges and Opportunities
Have you ever been curious about the Black people who have been practicing and teaching Science of Mind for decades? California, especially the Los Angeles area, has been the training ground for hundreds of African American practitioners and scores of licensed ministers who have made a powerful impact in our Movement over the past century.
We are not the first generation to find, and then choose, the Science of Mind path. How have others dealt with the challenges of being in New Thought … and what can we do to use our teaching to deal with the problems we face in today’s world?
This is a very rare opportunity to have an open conversation – unscripted and unedited – with a leader who understands the depth of spiritual principle and the breadth of the New Thought cultural experience for African Americans.
In addition to her personal experience, Rev Deborah will also address questions you might have about sharing our teaching with friends and family who have different beliefs. She grew up gay in the Black Pentecostal Church.
This is not a dialogue you want to miss! IT’S FREE!
12:00pm-1:00pm: Pot Luck Lunch
1:00pm – 3:30pm: Conversation with Rev Dr Deborah L Johnson
Rev Dr Deborah L. Johnson has been studying and teaching Science of Mind for more than 40 years. She has provided diversity training and consultation to Religious Science, facilitated the merger of its two branches, and taught at it ministerial school, Holmes Institute, for decades. With her friend and mentor Rev Dr Michael Bernard Beckwith, she is a founding member of the Agape International Spiritual Center in Los Angeles celebrating 30 years. Her own Inner Light Ministries, an independent New Thought church in Santa Cruz, CA, is celebrating 20 years.