The Stalcup School of Theology for the Laity presents the Sixth Betty Jo Hay Seminar on Religion and Mental Health. Monica Coleman, Professor of Constructive Theology and African American Religions at the Claremont School of Theology in Claremont, CA will speak about “Losing Faith while Living with Depression.”
Many people think of losing faith as the opposite of a strong spiritual life. For individuals living with depression, loss occurs frequently. Depression involves a loss of joy, a loss of self, a loss of functionality. And, for many, a loss of faith. Yet with a loss of faith, can come the ability to find faith anew. This seminar will discuss ways that people living with depression can own the losses that they experience. This seminar will also explore how, amidst loss, people living with depression can choose life. We will discuss both theological perspectives and spiritual practices that support a life of faith for individuals and communities that live with depressive conditions.
Registration is $35 and includes a light lunch. Scholarships are available. Register online or call 817.257.7580.
This seminar is one of a series of learning opportunities open to lay members and clergy of any denomination, presented by the Stalcup School of Theology for the Laity at Brite Divinity School.