People age high school and above have an upcoming opportunity to learn about Theology of the Body, a teaching about God’s vision of the human person and human sexuality. Catholic writer Emily Stimpson Chapman will speak on it during a Nov. 15 event at Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) Catholic Church in Grand Rapids.
Her talk will be called “Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse: The Theology of the Body and Everyday Life”. She has written on this topic in a book called These Beautiful Bones, about how our day-to-day lives can incorporate these teachings developed by St. John Paul II. Learn more about Emily Stimpson Chapman here. She also blogs at thecatholictable.com.
Emily Stimpson Chapman's Nov. 15 presentation begins at 7 p.m. at IHM, 1935 Plymouth Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506. A book signing and refreshments will follow. No tickets are required, but free-will donations will be collected. Childcare is available at the event and can be arranged by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org before Nov. 1.
Additionally, Theology of the Body is being studied by Catholic school educators across the Diocese of Grand Rapids. This fall, they began a year-round program of examining this teaching. This faith formation is further preparing faculty for teaching about what it means to be made in the image and likeness of God.
Catholic schools in the Diocese of Grand Rapids are an alliance of 31 vibrant learning communities (26 elementary and five high schools) serving more than 6,340 preschool through 12th grade students throughout West Michigan. Our schools inspire young people to grow in Catholic faith and grace, achieve more in school and life, develop creativity and character, and feel welcomed and cherished for their unique gifts. We partner with parents to awaken the whole child to a world of light and life — that grows better and brighter when children reach their potential.