Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Samaritan Ethics and the Art of Compassion

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Presenter and Affiliation: Raymond Blanton, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Communication Arts in the School of Media and Design, University of the Incarnate Word

When?: Wednesday, March 25, 11 am – 12 pm EST

What?: The parable of the Good Samaritan is one of the preeminent stories in the book of Luke—if not the entire New Testament. As a story, it is more than mere morality tale. Rather, it is full of theological depth and cultural significance. So what is so good about the Good Samaritan? With the Good Samaritan Experiment (GSE), a service-learning experience that invites individuals to perform intentional acts of kindness for communities with whom they experience discord, I facilitate a thoughtful theological and cultural study of the parable that enhances communication and promotes civic engagement in an effort to effectively integrate its essence and themes with the Christian faith—a quest that reaches from the ancient Jericho Road to the rugged and Southern streets of the American civil rights movement.

Link to the Recorded Webinar here: https://vimeo.com/400812521

Learn more about Dr. Blanton here: http://uiw.academia.edu/RaymondBlanton

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