Book Study: The Church Cracked Open
Book Study: The Church Cracked Open: Destruction, Decline and New Hope for Beloved Community
Everyone and anyone is invited to participate.
From the publisher:
“Sometimes it takes disruption and loss to break us open and call us home to God. It’s not surprising that a global pandemic and once-in-a-generation reckoning with white supremacy―on top of decades of systemic decline―have spurred Christians everywhere to ask who we are, why God placed us here and what difference that makes to the world.”
Rev. Stephanie Spellers uses the Episcopal story in the US to both call out and call in Christians for the sake of beloved community. While it focuses on the Episcopal Church, United Methodists will find deep resonance both in the ways the sin of racism has been part of our history and the inspiration of those who have practiced faithful stewardship of their privilege in ways that embody solidarity. This book study is open to anyone who is interested, but those who have completed Building Beloved Community are encouraged to participate as a way of continuing their anti-racist practice.
This discussion will be facilitated by Racial Justice Organizer, Rev. Dana Neuhauser on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8 pm on Zoom.
3/15 Introduction, Chapters 1 & 2
3/22 Chapters 3 & 4
3/29 Chapters 5 &6
4/5 Chapters 7 & 8, Conclusion
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