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Unrest in America (Online Book Study)

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

Unrest in America - Adult Education Discussion on Racial Justice


How can the people of God who wish to be “welcoming of all people” respond to the unjust treatment of black people in America? One concrete action is to have a conversation about racial injustice. We will begin this conversation  at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday evenings in June, on the 16th, 23rd and 30th during a ZOOM meeting. We will use the book Dear Church by Pastor Lenny Duncan as the main resource. Please let us know if you are interested in this discussion by emailing Pastor Julie mailto:pastorjulie@stjohns-ec.org . Ten copies of the book are now available at St. John’s for you to read. You can sign one out today. The ZOOM code will be sent later.
 
Other resources recommended for you as you prepare for these sessions include:
Take the Racial Inventory http://www.whatsrace.org/pages/inventory-pf.html
Watch Amber Ruffin, a comedy writer, describe a few of her experiences with police:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8o6OEyfuJU8&t=742s
Watch an ELCA pastor speak in the first half of this video about the unfair nature of criminal justice:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koSBON3IGZk&feature=youtu.be