Sacred Conversations on Race (+ ACTION)

20150114165942What is happening?  Sacred Conversations on Race (+ ACTION) was designed to support congregations and faith organizations as they broach the difficult, but necessary conversations centered on racial tentions.  These conversations will lead to ACTION led by better-informed and more self-aware people.

With a community in need of understanding, healing, and great systemic change, the conversation must begin.  As the conversations begin, it is our hope that it will be easier to understand the plight of others, have your stories heard and begin to work together for an undivided community. 

This framework will provide two options that will allow for congregations and organizations to complete the tasks within a  timeline that works for them.  As we step into the next phase of work within our community, the people of faith will be a part of the ACTION!  This is one of the first steps.

TIMELINE
January 25, 2015 3p-6p at Saint Louis University Cook School of Business (AB Auditorium) - Opening session with all congregations and participants convene
February 2015 – Session 1: Congregations convene alone to discuss their experiences of race
March 2015 – Session 2: Congregations convene alone to discuss their experiences of race
March 2015 – Closing Session: with all congregations and participants convene to reflect and ACTION