REPUDIATING THE SIN: Anti-Racism Training for Believers
“Jehoiada made a covenant between himself and the people and the king that they should be the Lord’s people.” (2 Chronicles 23:16)
We say to ourselves, “Why do I have to worry about racism? I am a good person: I work in the Soup Kitchen; I give money for overseas mission; I do not hurt or insult anyone; I see all as God’s people.” As believers, however, we suspect that doing good and not being like “those others” may not be enough. We know that discipleship means honesty with ourselves and others about sin – including the sin of racism. There must be more!
The NJ Diocese’s Anti-racism Commission invites you to join in a concentrated, inter-active multi-day learning, praying and self-examining session in which you will struggle with other believers who want to eradicate the sin of racism in the Church and in the world. How can we live out our call to be the Lord’s holy people? In what concrete ways could we witness to the life of God’s Kingdom in our time and in our place?
The NJ Diocese’s Anti-Racism Commission’s Spring Training requires two and a half days of your concentrated commitment: Friday evening May 3rd, Saturday May 4th and Saturday May 11th. The Facilitators of the Training are a panel of committed Believers who have been actively working to eradicate the sin of racism for many years.
All sessions will be hosted by the good people of All Saints Episcopal Church Scotch Plains, NJ. The cost, including all meals, is $50.00 for NJ Diocese Congregants; $250.00 for others. Hotel reservations are double occupancy, with details at registration.
Registration: https://tinyurl.com/AntiRacismSpring2019 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Spanish/English/ASL interpretation available on request.
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