How do we actively engage at the intersection of Micah 6:8 (what the Lord requires of us: act justly, love mercy, walk humbly with God) and Matthew 22:39 (Jesus’ command to love our neighbors) as we consider our personal conviction against racism?
While we all continue grieving the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and so many other Black image-bearers murdered throughout our nation's history, many are wondering how to be proactive, at the individual level.
This class is designed as an aide to help congregants move beyond a simple acknowledgment that racism is evil, to engage with what it means to become actively antiracist. While learning to be an antiracist is really a lifelong commitment, this class could be considered one tool on your belt.
Please note, this class, more than others that we have done, will require a participant’s willingness to engage with resources outside of the class. There are 6 books we are asking registrants to buy* and videos we’ll encourage everyone to watch. Though the completion of these resources is not required to participate each week, they will be necessary in order for you to get a full grasp of the issues at hand. To clarify: You are not expected to read each book in its entirety each week. Read what you can and commit to engaging with the books more fully post-class.
Also, additional resources from the following will be included in each class:
Ibram K. Kendi
Week 1 book to purchase: The Color of Compromise - Jemar Tisby
Week 2 book to purchase: Divided by Faith - Michael Emerson + Christian Smith
Week 4 book to purchase: Seeing Jesus in East Harlem - Jose Humphreys
Finally, there will be an additional, more robust list of supplementary books and resources that will be included for those seeking a greater depth of study.
*REH has committed to helping our congregants purchase materials as needed.
This class will take place over 4 consecutive Thursday night sessions from June 11-July 2nd @8pm.
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