January 2018 Adult Education – Anti-Racism Training

PC(USA) Anti-Racism Adult Education Series in January Facing Racism: A vision of the Intercultural Community, Anti Racism Study Guide

Sunday, January 7 – Racism 101 with the Rev. Emily Brewer, Executive Director of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship

Sunday, January 14 – Enduring Legacy of Racism in the U.S. with Rick Ufford Chase, Moderator of the 216th General Assembly and Co-Director of the Stony Point Conference Center

Sunday, January 21 – Responding as a Community of Faith with the Rev. Shannon Craigo-Snell via Skype

Study guides are available on the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s Racial Justice web site.

Are you thinking “I’m not a racist” but you see the racism pervasive in the every day interactions around you and you are also thinking about the multiple ways you benefit from racism – past and present? Come to the final three Adult Ed sessions on January 7th, 14th and 21st during the 9:30 a.m. time. Racism – it is the water we swim in, the air we breathe. How do we, as a people of God stand against, speak against and work against racism? Come to the final three Adult Ed sessions using the PC(USA)’s Facing

Racism: A vision of the Intercultural Community and be part of the conversation. Racism is the opposite of what God intends for humanity. It is the rejection of the other, which is entirely contrary to the Word of God incarnate in Jesus Christ. Racism is a lie about our fellow human beings, for it says that some are less than others. Because of our biblical understanding of who God is and what God intends for humanity, the PC(USA) stands against, speaks against and works against racism.

“This is not a time for timidity. The current struggles over racial justice in the United States mark a kairos moment. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has long held strong convictions regarding the sinfulness of racism and the need to struggle against it. Speaking our own convictions now, with clarity and power, could make a tangible difference in the current struggle. Furthermore, it is required of us, as the church is called to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ.” The Rev. Shannon Craigo-Snell. (Rev. Craigo-Snell serves on the PC(USA) church-wide Antiracism Policy Team.)

Art and Mary Hunt will be leading the class, with guest discussion leaders for the three January sessions