This entry level Anti-racism training is provided by our Mid-America Regional Pro-Reconciliation/Anti-Racism team. The schedule includes speakers, video, interactive experiences and conversation. Attendees will learn to:
Name and understand key terms/concepts related to racism
Describe current and historic examples of institutional racism, white privilege, civil and human rights in the U.S.
Explore and articulate biblical foundations for justice ministry
Engage in informed dialogue about current issues of racism and work toward reconciliation in the U.S. and in local communities
Begin to develop personal and community-based “Next Steps” to address systemic racism in participants’ own communities.
The $50 fee includes lunch and all distributed materials.
Plan to arrive and check in by 8:45am so training can begin promptly at 9:00.
Check-in opens at 8:15am.
Effective January 1, 2017, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Mid-America's Regional Commission on the Order of Ministry added to its continuing education policy the requirement of an approved Pro-Reconciliation/Anti-Racism training course every three years. This policy change is to underscore the Region's commitment tot he identity of the Disciples as a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world.
January 26, 2019 at South Street Christian Church
500 South Avenue, Springfield, MO 65806
On this date only, you can choose between the introductory course and a next-level course if you’ve had the first-level session before.
Faith based community organizing is a call from the Spirit of God to join God’s work in confronting institutional sin, by demanding systemic, economic, and political change therefore creating a more just world and full liberation for the people and the community of God. The next-level training will give leaders common language, the beginning tools to do faith based community organizing, and develop a plan for action for any justice issue about which they are passionate. Register online - Mail in registration form