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As a follow up to our well-attended Be the Bridge course offered last fall, the Learning Pillar is offering a Part II course in June. The group comes together with Charlie Brown, program facilitator, to read How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi outside under the portico at 10:30 on June 6, 13, 20, and 27 for reflection and open discussion about the readings. This is an opportunity to examine patterns of behavior in our society and within ourselves, and together identify important areas for growth. For more information, contact Pastor Pamela Kipps at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a reminder of what we have already studied, review the Part I course page.
Registration is not required for this event; feel free to simply show up ready to learn!
O Loving God,
We give you thanks for creating the world which is full of diversity and for making one human family of all the peoples of the earth.
You reign over all the nations and are seated on your holy throne.
You rule over all the peoples without partiality in respect to nations or races because righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne.
Forgive us for the times when we put walls around us with false pride and racial prejudice.
Forgive us for the times when we were silent in the face of racism, private or institutional.
Open our eyes to see Christ who is in people of every nation and every culture.
Break down the walls that separate us. Set us free from fear, hatred, and racism.
Bind us together with the unity of God’s love. Restore oneness to the family of God.
We pray in the name of Jesus who came, lived, and died for all humanity.
(This prayer was written by the Bishop’s “Call to Action” Work Group on Racial Justice and Reconciliation. You are encouraged to pray the prayer daily.)
Centering Black/Brown perspectives.