Adult Forum Lenten Series: Unlearning Racism

Event details

  • Sunday | February 18, 2018
  • 10:10 am
  • St. Paul's Dining Room

A group of parishioners and staff members recently met for six sessions to engage in a facilitated dialogue based on Beverly Tatum’s book, Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?  The participants were guided toward a heightened sense of awareness, excitement, collegiality, empowerment, humility and curiosity around differences. Though challenging, a dialogue on race is critically important for our faith community and for all of us trying to live faithful lives in this world.

Please join us at 10:10 a.m. in the Dining Room for the Adult Forum on five Sunday mornings in Lent to continue the conversation. On three Sundays, participants from the Tatum book dialogue will speak about their experience and lead us in a discussion of a series of articles entitled Unlearning Racism from “The Christian Century.” We will welcome special guest speakers for two Sundays.

Copies of The Christian Century articles are available here and in the information rack in the Foyer.

February 18: “Seeing Whiteness,” The Christian Century — led by Jackie Acho & Dan Moss

February 25: “Black Lives Matter,” The Christian Century — led by Robin Weaver & Lindsey Jeavons

March 4: The Rt. Rev. Robert Wright, Bishop of the Diocese of Atlanta

March 11: “Anti-racist Without Sacrifice,” The Christian Century — led by David Hartt & Karen Moss

March 18: The Rev. Stephanie Spellers, Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Evangelism and Reconciliation