This adult class meets every Sunday on Zoom at 9 AM. Just contact the church office or request to have the link sent your way.
In January, we will start the year with a discussion around questions like “Whom do you feel grateful to in your life?” and “What problem did you have last year, that you may not have in 2021?”. Specific upcoming subjects are:
- January 10 – A 19th century liberal theologian, class led by Jim Loehrlein
- January 17, 24 & 31 – a discussion of the book White Fragility, class led by Rose Blank & Jo Hoover (see below)
We invite everyone to join the group forever or for just one week. We’d love to see you!
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FAITH ISSUES DISCUSSION OF WHITE FRAGILITY: On Jan. 17, 24 and 31st, beginning at 9 AM, the Faith Issues Class will be discussing the book White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism. This book, written by Robin DiAngelo, addresses an important issue of our day. DiAngelo is an author and lecturer who has also been a consultant and trainer on issues of racism and social justice for over 20 years. One of the church goals set by the Administrative Council for 2021 is to “Address important social issues that need attention.” The church needs to create settings in which matters like racism, white supremacy, LGBTQ acceptance, and the welcoming of refugees and immigrants can be talked about and learning and action can take place.”
The first week, Jo Hoover will facilitate a conversation centering around our experiences with people of color. The next two weeks, Rose Blank will lead a discussion based on DiAngelo’s book. Along with sharing background information on racism, DiAngelo probes some difficult
areas and triggers for us as we deal with these issues surrounding race and white privilege. She also provides “Where do we go from here?” as a way to continue the conversations that move us to deeper work on the issues.
Join us during these weeks for conversation and learning that may be challenging and engaging as we move to deeper understanding and practice.
To receive the Zoom link to join us, please contact the church office or go to the Faith Issues section of the web site to sign up for the class.