At the Intersections Where Worlds Collide:

Creating Local Communities at the Intersections of Race, Faith, and Culture



Sat., Feb. 8, 2020, 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.


The cases of The Tree of Life Synagogue, Antwon Rose II, and the high maternal death rate of African-American women in the Pittsburgh area are only symptomatic of the racial/ethnic, religious, social, political, and economic disparities characteristic of the region. As such, they are powerful illustrations of the ways in which life worlds and systems often meet and collide with very destructive and deadly consequences. 

During this workshop, we will explore the principles of Ethical Leadership as they guide us in defining core values and inform responses to inequity through our communal and faith-based contexts.

This event is co-sponsored by the Seminary's Office of Continuing Education and the Metro-Urban Institute and supported by the James A. Kelso Endowment. 


  • To remember, retell and relive personal stories in relation to “sites of memory” that mark our paths into histories of racial inequity;
  • To identify different approaches to thinking and talking about racial equity in our personal and public spaces;
  •  To reflect on applicable approaches and practices that help to clarify core values that drive our visions of racial equity;
  • To explore informed processes, strategies and practices that support specific goals and objectives in our personal and public spaces; and
  • To develop steps for engaging racial equity in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Participant Information Form

Please complete the participant information form for this workshop to be considered for attendance.


E-mail or call 412-924-1345.