Church to host Dismantling Racism workshop
Dismantling Racism workshop
Sunday, November 20
11:30a – 3:30p
Following the recent onslaught of violence and hate that seems to permeate our culture – most of it fueled by racism, homophobia and fear – our congregation came to the realization that our prayers for peace are no longer enough. The time has come to do something. As people of faith we must find appropriate ways to respond to curb this culture of fear, violence and hate.
But what should we do? Where do we begin? Many of us feel called and convicted to act, but are at a loss of what we should do.
Together we agreed to enter into a program of education and discernment. We began by reading together a book about racism, Pre-Post-Racial America: Spiritual Stories from the Front Lines by Sandhya Jha.
Our next step will be to host a Dismantling Racism workshop in which we will be going deeper into our exploration around racism. This workshop will be led by Rev. Shayne Flowers and Rev. Bentley Stewart, both trained facilitators within the Reconciliation Ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
The event will be held on Sunday, November 20 and is open to all who are interested in learning more about the root causes of racism and what we can do to combat it in our own lives and the community around us.
More information, including how to register, will be coming soon. In the meantime, please save the date and plan to attend this incredibly important event.