Online Month of Mission Series Explores JESUS CHRIST AND THE 'DIVIDING WALL': RACE AND GOD'S MISSION
Join the Seminary's World Mission Initiative and Continuing Education Office—and more than 400 churches around the world—for Jesus Christ and the 'Dividing Wall': Race and God's Mission, Oct. 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2020, at 7:30 ET.
During this series, individuals and churches are invited to gather virtually to explore issues of racial justice with world-class speakers. Mission matters. Race matters. As our nation continues to grapple with the consequence of racial injustice, we as Christians need to have a truthful conversation with one another on how our understanding of race impacts the way we engage in God's mission. Besides these four lectures, there will be also six pre-recorded workshops that can be accessed and used in the future.
"We enter into this conversation in a spirit of prayer and humility, knowing that race has divided American society and its churches since the founding of the American republic and we are living in a particularly polarized moment," said the Rev. Dr. Hunter Farrell, director of the World Mission Initiative.
Keynote presenters include the Rev. Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, and Dr. David Campt. Salter McNeil is a dynamic speaker, author, professor, and thought-leader with more than 30 years of experience in the ministry of reconciliation. Wilson-Hartgrove is a celebrated spiritual writer and sought-after speaker who founded the Rutba House, a house of hospitality where the formerly homeless share community with the formerly housed. Campt has more than 25 years of professional experience and is considered a national expert in the areas of inclusion and equity, cultural competence, and intergroup dialogue.
Presentation topics include "Unlearning the Habits of Slaveholder Religion" Oct. 7, "Journey to Reconciliation" Oct. 14, "Where Do We Go from Here?" Oct. 21, and "Keys for Allies to Use Their Superpowers: The Role of Vulnerability and Compassion in Anti-Racism Effectiveness" Oct. 28.
This will be a free event for everyone, but registration is required. Financial support is provided by the McClure Endowment.