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Confronting Racism in the Church


Soteria Community School welcomes teacher, author, and activist, Drew G. I. Hart to the Festival Center!

In his provocative book Troube I've Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism, theologian and blogger Drew G. I. Hart places police brutality, mass incarceration, antiblack stereotypes, poverty, and everyday acts of racism within the larger framework of white supremacy.

On Saturday, July 22, Drew will be at the Festival Center to guide attendees through the often difficult conversation of confronting racism within our own churches. Always leading toward Jesus, Hart will offer concrete practices for churches that seek solidarity with the oppressed and are committed to racial justice.

This is a phenomenal event with practical advice for small group leaders who are hoping to facilitate conversation, clergy who are continuing this conversation within their congregations, and any community member who wants to know more about how they might be an active participant in confronting racism head on within their worshiping or living communities.

*Light refreshments will be served at this event, doors open at 12:30 pm.*

Drew Hart is a professor in theology, an author, and an activist with ten years of pastoral experience. His undergraduate work was in biblical studies at Messiah College, he received his Masters of Divinity degree with an urban concentration at Biblical Seminary, and he defended his dissertation in the field of theology and ethics at Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. Currently he is an assistant professor in theology at Messiah College.

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Sat, Jul 22, 1:00 pm