Wisdom Wednesday
Rev. Cosby on Faith, Philanthropy,
and the Black Church
This #WisdomWednesday features the Rev. Dr. Kevin W. Cosby during a 2015 interfaith conversation on “Faith and Philanthropy,” presented by CIR and the Community Foundation of Louisville.

During his opening remarks, Cosby explains how he teaches the idea of philanthropy to his faith community. He also suggests that the Black church is not only a religious institution, but a counterculture consciousness and the source of liberation, refuge and asylum for the Black community.
Click the photo to watch the clip, or check out the full session on YouTube.
Thomas Merton
On Compassion For All
Every Monday, we share a bit of Thomas Merton's wisdom to get the week started. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter to be among the first to see #MertonMonday.

You can find past #MertonMonday installments on the CIR blog.
Merton's Closing Prayer
"Oh God, we are one with You. You have made us one with You. You have taught us that if we are open to one another, You will dwell in us. Help us to preserve this openness and to fight for it with all our hearts," Thomas Merton says in his Closing Prayer, which he offered at the first Spiritual Summit Conference in Calcutta.

Visit our blog to check out the entire prayer, which appeared in the catalogue from our 2015 Festival of Faiths: “Sacred Journeys and the Legacy of Thomas Merton."

And click here to see all our past Reflections — a series that seeks to share insight, wisdom and inspiration amid challenging times.
Common Action
Vote Early
This #CommonAction highlights the importance of voting early — to safeguard you, fellow voters and poll workers by minimizing the risk of coronavirus exposure due to crowded polls. See below for details on voting early in Louisville. If you live outside Kentucky, check with your local board of elections for details on how to vote early!

And if you can't get out early,
here's when and where to vote on Election Day...
Festival Flashback
Linkin' Bridge at the 2017 Opening Celebration
Community News
The Reckoning now airing on WFPL

Last week, WFPL began airing “The Reckoning: Facing the Legacy of Slavery in Kentucky.” Hosted and produced by Dan Gediman, this podcast traces the history and lasting impact of slavery in America by looking at how the institution unfolded in Kentucky.

The series is airing on 89.3 FM in three, one-hour parts at 7 p.m. The first episode was Oct. 21, with the next installments slated for Wed. Oct. 28, and Wed. Nov. 4. To catch up on the series or for more information, visit ReckoningRadio.org.
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