Cultural Humility is a practice of self-reflection on how one’s own background and the background of others, impact teaching, learning, research, creative activity, engagement, and leadership. In the interdependent web of life in which we find ourselves, this tool can help us communicate by learning to understand better the perspective others bring.
The service will also include the Annual Blessing of the Backpacks, a time to honor and recognize new beginnings, the rhythm of the academic year, and the importance of being open to lifelong learning. Kids and youth are invited to bring their backpacks or school bags to the service so that they may be blessed in this new year of learning by the love of our congregation.
About our Speaker:
Manny Andrade is a lover and explorer of Spirituality. He is a life-professed Franciscan. He completed seminary studies in 2000. In 2003 he received ordination in an independent catholic, (small c) church. Manny is a social worker serving communities living with HIV since 1989. He married Rusty Turner in 2016. Manny is an Honoree of 2023’s Jacksonville Rainbow Awards for Service to the LGBT and HIV Communities.