Uncle Bobbie's X Cole Arthur Riley - Black Liturgies

Tue Jan 16 2024 at 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm

First United Methodist Church of Germantown | Philadelphia

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Uncle Bobbie's X Cole Arthur Riley - Black Liturgies
Join Uncle Bobbie's as we welcome award-winning author, Cole Arthur Riley
About this Event

We are excited to welcome, New York Times bestselling author, Cole Arthur Riley as she launches her latest book, Black Liturgies. She will be joined in conversation with author and professor Brittney Cooper. A Q&A will follow the discussion. You do not want to miss this!


A collection of prayer, poetry, and spiritual practice centering the Black interior world, from the New York Times bestselling author of This Here Flesh and creator of Black Liturgies
“A true spiritual balm for our troubled times.”—Michael Eric Dyson, author of What Truth Sounds Like
For years, Cole Arthur Riley was desperate for a spirituality she could trust. Amid ongoing national racial violence, the isolation of the pandemic, and a surge of anti-Black rhetoric in many Christian spaces, she began dreaming of a more human, more liberating expression of faith. She went on to create Black Liturgies, a digital project that connects spiritual practice with Black emotion, Black memory, and the Black body.
In this book, she brings together hundreds of new prayers, along with letters, poems, meditation questions, breath practices, scriptures, and the writings of Black literary ancestors to offer forty-three liturgies that can be practiced individually or as a community. Inviting readers to reflect on their shared experiences of wonder, rest, rage, and repair, and creating rituals for holidays like Lent and Juneteenth, Arthur Riley writes with a poet’s touch and a sensitivity that has made her one of the most important spiritual voices at work today.
For anyone healing from communities that were more violent than loving; for anyone who has escaped the trauma of white Christian nationalism, religious homophobia, or transphobia; for anyone asking what it means to be human in a world of both beauty and terror, Black Liturgies is a work of healing and empowerment, and a vision for what might be.


Doors open at 6:00pm.

Buy your book now and save on the General Admission fee! A ll tickets are non-refundable.

Street parking available. Wheelchair accessible entrance also available through the rear parking lot.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

First United Methodist Church of Germantown, 6001 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, United States


USD 5.00 to USD 24.00

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