~ Toni Higgs
I’m so excited about the commitment to learning and opening ourselves to new ways of thinking at our church. Our Church Council has been reading White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo. I’m in the middle of it myself, and it is fascinating and a bit frightening, in that good way that challenges you to rethink everything you thought you knew about race in America.
Next up is Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism by Drew G.I. Hart. His bio calls him a theologian, blogger, and activist, and the book jacket blurb reads:
“Leading readers towards Jesus, Hart offers concrete practices for churches that seek solidarity with the oppressed and are committed to racial justice.”
Join us to find out more:
Lenten Study Circles: Trouble I’ve Seen:
Sundays, March 10—April 7
Starting Sunday after Ash Wednesday and continuing for 5 weeks until Sunday before Palm Sunday.
Racial Justice is offering 6 different book/discussion groups. Check the narthex to sign up for specific times and groups.
Also coming up:
Racial Justice Survey:
We are developing a congregation-wide survey about our racial justice work that will be distributed to everyone at church. Stay tuned to your bulletin for more details.
Friday March 1, Tim Wise Lecture at SPU
National anti-racism activist and writer speaking at Seattle Pacific University. Join us before for dinner if you can:
- 5:30 meet for dinner at a place TBD
- 7:00-9:00 The Politics of Fear in America Lecture Upper Gwinn, Seattle Pacific University
Youth welcome. Fair warning: This is the day before the Moving Mountains Youth fundraiser.