Posts Tagged: racism

The Church on Race: A Dialogue

The Church on Race: A DialogueA Big Tent 2013 Event Conversations on the past, present, and future of race relations in the Church and in society in light of the Florida vs. George Zimmerman verdict FOLLOW THE EVENT LIVE ONLINE— Date:  Saturday, August 3rd Time:  10:00 a.m.—11:30  a.m. Location: Galt House, Grand Ballroom A Panelists:… Read more »

Equipping the Church for Ministry with God’s Diverse Family

Saturday morning, 30 June, brought Riverside Conversations (beside the Allegheny just above its confluence with the Monongehala) at the 220 General Assembly (2012) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The Riverside Conversations is a pre-assembly experience for commissioners and advisory delegates. Commissioners and advisory delegates will begin engaging the key issues before the General Assembly, encountering… Read more »

All our sons, all our daughters

This post has been revised in response to comments and observations made on Facebook and in other places. Some language has been edited; other material has been added. I am grateful to all those who took the time to read and comment. Our position of privilege tells me that what happened to Trayvon Martin is… Read more »

Churches mark anniversary of statement calling racism a sin

World Communion of Reformed ChurchesNews Release 26 September 2011 Churches today are marking the 25th anniversary of a declaration that racism is a sin. The declaration known as the Belhar Confession was adopted by the Dutch Reformed Mission Church in South Africa on 26 September 1986. The confession, issued in the context of the anti-apartheid movement… Read more »

UN investigator: Migrants suffer worst racism

Here’s a Washington Post article about an interview on the impact of racism on migrants with Githu Muigai, a Kenyan lawyer and the U.N. Human Rights Council’s special investigator on racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance. UN investigator: Migrants suffer…

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Nonviolent Community Change Workshop

You Can’t Stop the River 2010 Nonviolent Community Change Workshop October 28-31, 2010 Harrisburg First Church of the Brethren 219 Hummel St, Harrisburg, PA 17104 $150.00 per participant This four-day workshop focuses on developing skills and spiritual strength for nonviolent…

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Part of the problem, part of the solution

Conversations on a number of topics opened the day on Saturday, July 3 at the 219th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Among the conversations was “Equipping the Church for Ministry with God’s Diverse Family” led by the Rev….

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Building Beloved Community: Dismantling Racism

My friends and colleagues Teresa Chavez Sauceda and David Bowie are leading a seminar at Ghost Ranch this summer with the title “Building Beloved Community: Dismantling Racism.” The seminar will take place the week of August 3 – 9, 2009….

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Stand Up: Our Parents Are Passing

“Jean Louise, stand up. Your father is passing.” These few simple words from “To Kill a Mockingbird” are among the movie quotes I carry with me. Jean Louise (Scout) Finch is sitting with Rev. Sykes, an African-American minister, at the…

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A Faithful Summer Vacation

Sowing Mustard Seeds; Working for God’s Justice, Confronting Poverty is the theme of the 2008 Peacemaking Conference planned for July 15-19 at Chapman University in Southern California. Register now. Co-directors Edie Gause and Andrew Short commented, “ It’s inspiring to…

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