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April 5: “I’m a Believer” with Rev. Amanda Poppei
April 5 @ 11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Rev. Amanda Poppei is the Senior Leader of the Washington DC Ethical Cultural Society.
A little bit more about Rev. Poppei extracted from the WES website.
“Amanda has a Masters of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC and a BA in Religious Studies from Yale University. She was the ministerial intern at River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Bethesda, MD, and served as a chaplain at the Washington Hospital Center, where she completed a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education. Amanda is a Unitarian Universalist minister as well as a certified Ethical Culture Leader, and has a strong background in interfaith work. She has served on the City-Wide Strategy Team of the Washington Interfaith Network and now is part of Faith Strategies, a DC-based clergy collective focused on shared action. Amanda also serves as President of the Unitarian Universalist Humanist Association, and is a co-founder of the Humanist Clergy Collaboratory. She is a member of the Spiritual Advisory Committee for the TraRon Center, which works to support families affected by gun violence.
Since she was a young teenager, Amanda has imagined a life in religious leadership; she finds great joy in the work of building connections, seeking justice, and transforming lives. Amanda enjoys all the moments of a community’s life together (even committee meetings!), but thinks that Sunday morning is the most important time of the week. She notes that there are few places in our society where we join with people of all ages and life experiences to share an hour together. For Amanda, Sunday mornings offer an opportunity to reflect, to connect with others, and to reach our hearts–and our arms–a little wider.”