October 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2020, at 7:30 p.m (ET)


Virtual Online


Mission matters. Race matters. Are you or your church looking for resources on how to have deep conversations on race? 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 impact the way we engage in God's mission. Join us for this virtual McClure Lectures and WMI Month of Mission Series, where we will gather online for four Wednesday evenings to explore issues of racial justice with world-class speakers. This will be an opportunity to connect and learn with people from all over the country. Churches will also be organizing watch parties to gather their members for guided discussion following plenary presentations.

Besides these four lectures, there will be also six pre-recorded workshops that can be accessed and used in the future by participating churches and individuals.     

This series is a combination of our planned WMI Conference and our annual McClure Lecture in World Mission and Evangelism, co-sponsored by Continuing Education at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.


Registration Closed. Recorded Livestream will be posted in the downloadable materials below within 48 hours after each session. 

We encourage you to share on social media using #WMIRaceandMission

The Zoom link (which will be the same for all sessions) will be provided closer to each event. An ASL interpreter will be available for all sessions.

Downloadable Materials 

You can download these materials to print and share them with others.

Live Stream Plenary Sessions 

  • First Session - Oct. 7, 2020
    • The Rev. Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove – Unlearning the Habits of Slaveholder Religion

  • Third Session - Oct. 21, 2020
    • The Rev. Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove and the Rev. Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil - Where Do We Go From Here?

Workshops Videos and Discussion Questions

  1. Ebralie Mwizerwa - Reclaiming Christian Faith in an Age of Deadly Difference 

  1. The Rev. Juan Sarmiento - Beyond First Impressions: From Trips to Transformation

  1. The Rev. Patrice Fowler-Searcy - Bridging the Gap: The Story of a Mainline Church, Legacy, and New Residents in a City Neighborhood

  1. The Rev. Dr. Hunter Farrell and Tony Igwe – Decolonizing Mission

  1. The Rev. Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil - Crossing Dividing Lines

  1. The Rev. Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove - Revolution of Values: Reclaiming Public Faith for the Common Good

Pre-Conference Resource List 

How to Promote the Series 

How to Host a Virtual Watch Party

Conference Postcard PDF

Conference Flyer with Speaker Details PDF

Conference Image JPG


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