October 2017 Adult Education

OCTOBER ADULT ED TOPIC IS RACISM

The Peace and Justice Action Group is leading discussions from the PC(USA) Anti-Racism

Study Guide.

In 2016, the 222 General Assembly approved the Churchwide Antiracism Policy: Facing Racism, A Vision of the Intercultural Community. Also in 2016, Presbyterian Mission created a related six-part study guide.

“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) must stand against, speak against and work against racism.” —From Facing Racism, A Vision of the Intercultural Community.

The Mission Committee’s Peace and Justice Action Group (PJAG) is leading a discussion during the Sunday 9:30 a.m. adult ed class of the of the first three parts of the Study Guide on October 8, 15 and 22 and the final three parts on January 7, 14 and 21.

Each session references specific Bible verses and encourages discussion among the attendees.

The six sessions are:

October 8 Biblical Imperatives to Antiracism with Bryce Weibe

October 15 Envisioning a New Way of Life Together

October 22 PC(USA) and Racial Reconciliation

January 7 Racism 101

January 14 Enduring Legacy of Racism in the U.S. with Rick Ufford Chase

January 21 Responding as a Community of Faith with Shannon Craigo-Snell via Skype

We hope you are able to attend all six but invite you to attend all that you can even if you can only attend one.