Adult Education: SACRED GROUND Summer Series – Zoom Wed. Evenings @ 7 PM July 29 thru Sep 9

First Offering of a Four – Part Series on Race and Faith

Conversations are going on all over this country right now, and some of that has been reflected in recent sermons here at St. Thomas. Race and racism are always touchy and difficult topics of discussion. With the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others, and the prominence of the Black Lives Matter movement, this topic has risen in urgency.

The Episcopal Church has developed a program, Sacred Ground, to help participants to confront and work together through the realities of race, privilege, and unconscious bias and see how they affect our communities and our lives.

The program is presented by way of documentary videos and assigned readings and group dialogues. The entire program is designed for ten sessions. Here at St. Thomas we are going to begin the program this summer with three sessions, spaced two weeks apart.

Here at St. Thomas we are going to begin the program this summer with four sessions, spaced two weeks apart.

Session 1. Wednesday July 29, 7:00 pm via Zoom: STEPPING INTO SACRED GROUND

Session 2. Wednesday August 12, 7:00 pm via Zoom: THE ROOTS OF WHITENESS, AND DEEPER ROOTS

Session 3. Wednesday August 26, 7:00 pm via Zoom: WHOSE LAND? EXPLORING INDIGENOUS HISTORY

Session 4. Wednesday Sept. 9, 7:00 pm via Zoom: WHOSE LAND? EXPLORING INDIGENOUS HISTORY

What to Expect

Each session is divided into two parts. The first segment is presentation / dialogue related to that week’s topic.

The second segment is an opportunity to view together the video(s) for the next session. The sessions will run 2 hours, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

We will provide pre-reading material, by way of access to a Google Shared Drive.

There are two recommended books for the series: “Jesus and the Disinherited” by Howard Thurman, and “Waking Up White” by Debbie Irving. The parish library will have a copy of these books. They are available in paperback and Kindle versions on Amazon.com.

For Questions and to Attend

For those interested in Zooming with us for the Adult Education Summer Series SACRED GROUND or that have any initial questions, please alert Lou Poulain (see parish directory) or  Contact Us

We appreciate your giving us a “heads-up”  as it helps us in making session preparations. In turn, we’ll send an email to you how to access the pre-reading material.

Thank You 🙂

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