- November 18, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Christianity and the historic church had a strong hand in establishing racist, classist, and sexist injustices, from the “Doctrine of Discovery,” to the church’s role in exterminating indigenous communities in the Americas. As many congregations desire to address the needs of those suffering injustice today, we need to recognize the role of Christianity in establishing these injustices and begin to find ways of dismantling these powers in their lives.
This workshop will honestly address these issues and introduce resources and strategies for moving congregations away from maintaining, perpetuating, and protecting classism, racism, and sexism. Attendees will learn to identify their presence and begin to understand their role and impact upon the church. These skills will prepare us to pursue justice and righteousness with one another, as followers of Jesus.
Karl McKinney is the Lead Pastor at Erisman Mennonite Church, with an M.A. in World Missions and Evangelism. He has previously taught on issues of racism, classism, and sexism. He hopes for a more just future and church for his six grandchildren.
Venue: Parish Resource Center