St. Paul's Beloved Community: Ministries on Race
The Beloved Community on Race is a Subcommittee of The Justice and Compassion Team. Please provide your feedback as we keep our conversation and action in motion. Discussion on racism at St. Paul's has uplifted the following priorities: 1) the need to expand awareness and conversation within the congregation 2) a desire to connect in the broader community 3) a need for ongoing personal education and spiritual support. Please prayerfully share the following answers as we hold each other accountable in Christ.
Events you have participated in through St. Paul's previously (check all that apply)
Spring 2016 Supper and Study Conversation on Race Class
Spring 2016: After Sunday Worship Discussion on Race
January 2017: From Pain to Progress, Spirituals Concert by Marlissa Hudson and Marvin Mills
Spring 2017 Supper and Study Trouble I've Seen by Drew Hart Study Class
Fall 2017: Essential Conversationon Race with Milagros Phillips
Any of the Movies that Move Us showings in the last two years.
Josiah Henson Emancipation Day or Field Trip
How are you working to further your race literacy and engagement? (check all that apply)
by reading or watching the current news.
by reading books and articles that address issues and intersections of racial disparity
by having intentional conversations with my family, friends, and coworkers about race.
by seeking out conversations and relationships with people of a different race than I am.
by attending workshops, conferences, and seminars addressing issues of race.
by protesting in marches, rallies, and through written communication as I see racism at work systemically.
Engagement with St. Paul’s and the Beloved Community helps equip you...
To be aware of biases and prejudices and avoid reinforcing stereotypes.
To find ways of taking a different path, rather than tolerating unjust behaviors or systems.
To be on the lookout for prejudice and seek to offer response.
To pray regularly concerning your own bias and complicity, and the racism you encounter.
To feel like you are not alone in continuing conversation and action around race.
To strengthen your faith in Christ and your understanding of social justice issues.
What kinds of future events on race would you like to participate in?
Action oriented events in the larger community
Area workshops or trainings on race
A potluck or relationship building gathering with area congregations
A sojourn trip to Memphis, early April 2018 for MLK50
An MLK50 Lenten Study 2018
Represent St. Paul's at a future Baltimore-Washington Conference Summit on Race
None of the above
Welcoming further comments and thoughts: How might we engage the congregation further together? Which of the above would you potentially be willing to co-organize or lead?
Would you like to receive ongoing notifications?
Yes, please keep my email address on the notifications related to the Beloved Community Ministries on Race.
I would like to opt out of receiving further messages for the Beloved Community Ministries on Race.
Additional Justice and Compassion Opportunities
Please also make sure my name is on the email distribution list regarding LGBTQ+ ministries through the Way Forward Subcommittee of Justice and Compassion.
I would like to become more involved with Justice and Compassion ministries more generally. I am not already receiving emails from Phil or Anne Rush. Please have these leaders add me to the broad J and C email distribution.
*****The next two questions are for The Conversation on Race with Milagros Phillips 9/16/17. Please skip to end and submit if you did not attend.
I found the experience to be...(choose all that apply)
Which adjective from above best describes the event for you? Please share your feedback about the content and presentation of the Essential Conversation on Race.
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