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Thu 2

December 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CST

Portraits of Peace book reading

A Peace of my Mind

Location: In Person

4100 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN, 55409-1447

https://www.bethlehem-church.org/

Please join us as we celebrate Portraits of Peace!
This new book, published by Broadleaf Books, tells the story behind A Peace of My Mind, the people we met the and the lessons we learned along the way.

It will be an evening of music, storytelling and photography. I’ll read select passages from the book, I’ll share a few stories that the bigger world may never hear, I’ll show photos from the road, update you on what’s next, answer questions, laugh a little, and the evening will be accompanied by live music and the installation of our American Stories exhibit.

Doors open at 6:30pm.

Here’s the blurb from the back of the book:

Frustrated with an increasingly polarized social landscape, award-winning photographer John Noltner set out on a 40,000-mile road trip across the United States to rediscover the common humanity that connects us. He did so by asking people one simple question: “What does peace mean to you?” Through difficult conversations, gentle humor, and a keen eye for beauty, Noltner’s Portraits of Peace captures a rich collage of who we are as a nation.

Beautiful storytelling and captivating photography converge to offer a uniquely human and accessible examination of the social issues that most challenge us today, such as racial equality, immigration reform, LGBTQ+ rights, women’s rights, freedom of religion, and tolerance. Through the real-world stories of ordinary citizens who choose, in the midst of difficult circumstances, to pursue healing, reconciliation, and community building, we discover a glimmer of hope that something better is possible.

Portraits of Peace offers a promising road map to a peaceful future as a pluralistic society.

Please join us to celebrate the beauty and wisdom that is all around us!
If you can’t join us but would like to order the book, you can do that here.

If you’d like to help support our mission, you can do that here.

In the spirit of caring for community, this event will require masks of all attendees while indoors. We will remain attentive to changing conditions and alert you of any changes to that policy so we can all stay updated on expectations and protocols.

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