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Book Discussion: Kent Annan, "Aftershock"

Date:Saturday, January 11, 2014
Time:3:00 pm
Location:Center for Faith and Life, Recital Hall

In the wake of a historic earthquake in the fragile country of Haiti, Kent Annan considers suffering—from the epic to the everyday—as a problem for faith. 

Less than two weeks after the release of Kent's book about his work with Haiti Partners, he heard the news.

Friends trapped under the rubble of buildings. Friends sprinting across the city looking for family. Churches—including one Kent often attended—turned to rubble. Suddenly Kent and his friends were part of an uncomfortable fellowship: people whose faith is shaken by crisis.

Taking courage from the psalmists of old and the company of his grieving neighbors, Kent has found that there is solidarity in suffering. Others have followed life to the edge of meaning and have heard God even there, calling for honest faith.

Contact: ministry@luther.edu

 

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