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Fall Clergy Day
October 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Engaging as a Church Leaders: The Liberating Journey of Anti-Racism
Jennifer Harvey, author of Dear White Christians and Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America, will deepen our diocesan discourse on Becoming Beloved Community at our Fall, 2019 Clergy Day. Harvey is Professor of Religion at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. She received her Ph.D. in Christian Social Ethics from Union Theological Seminary. She is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, an author for the Feminist Studies in Religion blog and keeps her own blog formations. living at the intersections of self, social, spirit.
Harvey describes her presentation on Clergy Day this way:
Christian churches in the U.S. are at a crossroads similar to the one at which we find ourselves as a nation. The limits of our collective work on racial justice to this point have been exposed in painful and difficult ways. In the wake of a political and social climate in which racial division, individual and structural violence, and hostile rhetoric against people of color, religious minorities and immigrants remain pervasive, the church needs to act. Yet, for many of us—especially those of us who are white—how to “act” and what to “do” are questions for which there are no easy answers.
We can learn to answer them however. And the work of anti-racism can be pursued in any community, whatever it’s racial demographics. Such work is not only spiritually nurturing, it is also liberating and aligned with the gospel. This liberating work—with particular attention to the challenge of “whiteness” (a challenge that is relevant to all of us, whatever our racial or ethnic identity!)—will be the organizing focus of our time together.
Register at http://dsoepiscopal.org/2019-fall-clergy-day/
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