September 17, 2017

BEAUTY AND TRANSFORMATION:The Work of Rev. Rebecca Parker

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In the book, Saving Paradise, authors Rebecca Parker and Rita Nakashima Brock talk about the power of beauty to be a transformational aid. In this time of chaos and broken dialogue is there a way that we could use beauty as a connecting point? Becky Leyser (Starr King School for the Ministry, 2016) just completed a yearlong chaplaincy residency at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco. St. Francis sits at the crossroads of Nob Hill, the richest part of the City, and the Tenderloin, the poorest. Adventures at the hospital informed this notion of beauty that started in seminary.