2:00 PM at Asheville Friends Meeting House
227 Edgewood Road, Asheville, NC
Presented by Michael J. S. Carter
With a constant barrage of distractions, how we live our lives during this turbulent time is entirely up to us.
Michael read an essay about the sinking of the Titanic whereby the author claimed it was because of distraction, not arrogance. Less than an hour before the collision, the Titanic’s radio operator received a call from a ship surrounded by ice and was too busy to respond or pay attention. We all know what happened. What a striking metaphor for our time. Everyone resides in a “Matrix of Distraction.” How we cope matters.
Rev. Michael J. S. Carteris an anti-racism trainer, recognized by President Clinton for his efforts, is an ordained Inter-faith minister and adjunct professor. He has a BA from the College of New Rochelle, a Masters In Divinity from Union Theological Seminary and has worked with UNC-A, Mission Health and various local businesses to assist them enhance their anti-racism and diversity agendas. He currently serves as the minister for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of The Swannanoa Valley and as an adjunct professor at Western Carolina University.
Michael is from Baltimore, MD and worked for 25 years in New York City as a professional actor before moving to Asheville with his family in 2005.
Informal discussion and refreshments will follow the presentation. All are welcome.