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Walking Through Lent Together

A Lenten Interview Series with Pastor Eric Shafer

Join Us for this Unique Experience of Lenten Reflection!

Every Tuesday in Lent, Global Refuge Pastor-in-Residence Rev. Eric Shafer hosted “Walking Through Lent Together” —  a series of interviews focusing on faith, immigration, and beyond. Each week brings their own unique reflection with special guests along the way!

View all our live interview recordings below.

Interviews

Week 1: Interview with Rozella Haydee White

In this installment of “Walking Through Lent Together,” Pastor Eric Shafer interviews author and public theologian, Rozella Haydee White, to discuss how grief and loss live in our bodies and our world.

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Week 2:  Interview with Carlos Peña

In this installment of “Walking Through Lent Together,” Pastor Eric Shafer interviews Carlos Peña to discuss the Unknown, and how to live in uncertain times.

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Week 3: Interview with Jill Marie Bussey

In this installment of “Walking Through Lent Together,” Pastor Eric Shafer interviews Global Refuge Director of Advocacy, Jill Marie Bussey, to discuss how we can plug our passion for social justice into current events.

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Week 4: Interview with Matuor Alier

In this installment of “Walking Through Lent Together,” Pastor Eric Shafer interviews Matuor Alier, Global Refuge Board Member and former refugee from Sudan, to discuss the importance of hope in building resilience.

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Week 5: Interview with Roberto Lara

In this installment of “Walking Through Lent Together,” Pastor Eric chats with Roberto Lara, Chief Officer for Communications and Development and President of the Latino Association at the Evangelical Association of the Lutheran Church of America, about empowerment, grace, and humility.

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