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Anti-Racism/Pro-Reconciling Justice Ministries Training

  • South Street Christian Church - Springfield 500 South Avenue Springfield, MO, 65806 United States (map)

There are two different sessions available today.

One is our first-level course for both clergy and laity. Participants 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; and engage in informed dialogue about current issues of racism. (If you’re new to ARPRJM, check out the Friday night introductory gathering.)

The other option is our next-level course which will focus more on community organizing towards racial justice. This session is also open to both clergy and laity, but participants must have attended a first-level session previously. 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.  This 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. 

Both sessions satisfy the clergy continuing education requirement of such training every three years.

Pricing is the same no matter which session you choose:
Free for college students! 
$10 for laity and clergy not needing certification.
$50 for clergy needing certification.

All registrations include lunch and childcare if needed (must request upon registration). Scholarships available. Register online now. Mail in registration form.