On Thursday, Sept. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rockland Public Library, Kate Braestrup will give talk titled Loving Our Enemies? as part of the library’s series of events for the tenth anniversary of 9/11.

As the country approaches the tenth anniversary of 9/11, Braestrup will discuss the challenges arising when the “absolute imperative of love” meets the face of human suffering caused by other humans. Spiritual teachers from Jesus to Gandhi have long spoken of “loving our enemies,” but what does that look like? Not in the abstract, but in the real world, where the theological rubber meets the road, whether we’re in Maine, at Ground Zero, at the Pentagon, in Iraq or in Afghanistan. Braestrup serves as a chaplain to the Maine Warden Service and works with search-and-rescue teams in the Maine woods. She is the author of four books including the New York Times bestseller, “Here If You Need Me.” She lives in Lincolnville with her family.

Special accommodations for persons with disabilities can be made with 48 hours notice. Please call the library at 594-0310.

This is part of a continuing series of literary, film and cultural offerings sponsored by the Rockland Public Library & the Friends of the Rockland Public Library.