Public Witness

Public Witness Upcoming Events

Allison Tanner

October 13, 2022

Dear Lakeshore,

I have a busy next several weeks sharing Lakeshore’s Public Witness in the community and the country. Please join me in any of the events below as you have interest and availability. It is always an honor to represent Lakeshore’s commitments to justice and compassion in the community!

Pastor Allison

Vote 2022: Understanding the Ballot and Voting your Values, a LABC Justice Jam, Wednesday, October 19, 6:30 p.m. at Lakeshore and via zoom. Don’t forget to register!

Berkeley School of Theology’s 150 Anniversary Project Fair, Saturday, October 22, 11 a.m. at BST. I will offer highlights of Lakeshore’s ministry of Public Witness.

Palestinian Liberation Theology: A Spiritual Call for Justice, Freedom and Equality, Wednesday, October 26 at 12 p.m. at the Bade Museum of Pacific School of Religion (1798 Scenic Ave, Berkeley) and online (zoom link) This event will feature Dr. Jonathan Kuttab, Executive Director of Friends of Sabeel North America and co-founder of SABEEL, an ecumenical liberation theology movement founded by Palestinian Christians. I will be a respondent to Dr. Kuttab’s presentation. Friends of Sabeel at Berkeley School of Theology is co-sponsoring this event, and lunch is provided – please RSVP here.

Between Dixie and Zion: Southern Baptists and Palestine Before Israel, November 3 at 4 p.m. This public webinar will feature Dr. Walker Robins discussing his book of the same name and Rev. Dr. Allison Tanner providing a pastoral response and discussion. This webinar part of the series Making Baptist History Public History. Register at the above link.

Angel Island Pilgrimage, Saturday, November 5, 9-5. LABC’s Sanctuary Working Group invites you to join us for a multi-faith spiritual journey to remember, heal & end immigration detention. This pilgrimage is hosted by Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity; please contact Pastor Allison for more info and to register.

Crisis in the Holy Land: What We Can Do, Monday, November 14, 5:30 p.m. at Lakeshore. Rev. Dr. Don Wagner, longtime advocate of Palestinian rights and scholar of Palestinian Liberation theology and the evils of Christian Zionism will share reflections from his recent trip to Palestine, insights from his new book Glory to God in the Lowest: Journeys to an Unholy Land, and ideas for how we can respond to the crises our Palestinian brothers and sisters are enduring. Watch for more info.