The Night of Lament is a time for students and attendees to practice the Christian practice of lament specifically for racial reconciliation in our country. Traditionally, there are 4 stages of lament, turn to God, complain, ask, and trust. Bryan Bibb, of the religion department, explains the history of lament in the Jewish and Christian traditions and its role in worship and tragedy. A student will read an excerpt about racism and oppression in our country that is compelling us to put on this event now. We will start each section with a liturgy from the Christian faith, followed by a gospel song from FUGE, and end each time with a reading of a prayer. At the end we will have a few minutes of silence where attendees can choose to pray if they would like and then will end with a hymn lead by FUGE.
This is a Zoom presentation. Registration info TBD.