Webinar: Privilege, Racism and Repentance: An MB Conversation

The purpose of this webinar is to offer a forum to listen to other voices, express our own feelings and reactions, and lament and repent of the sin of racism. The webinar will offer an opportunity for responses to the recent USMB Leadership statement on racism, an expression of one African-American’s experience of racism in America by Pastor Terry Hunt, open sharing about our feelings during the protests of the murder of George Floyd, and communal confession, lament and repentance. There will also be an opportunity to share what our congregations are doing locally to eradicate racism.

This webinar series is co-sponsored by the FPBS Center for Anabaptist Studies (CABS) and the U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (USMB.)

Resources from the webinar:

  • Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America by Michael O. Emerson and Christian Smith
  • Rediscipling the White Church: From Cheap Diversity to True Solidarity by David W. Swanson and Brenda Salter McNeil
  • Race Matters by Cornel West
  • The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein
  • The Myth of Equality: Uncovering the Roots of Injustice and Privilege by Ken Wytsma
  • Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism by Drew G. I. Hart
  • True to Our Native Land: An African American New Testament Commentary by Brian K. Blount, Cain Hope Felder, et al.
  • Racial Justice and Gender Equity (MCC)
  • White Privilege Checklist (PDF)
  • The Micah Project: Rhonda Dueck, Project Director rdueck@northfresnochurch.org
  • Mennonite Central Committee: Dina Gonzalez-Piña, Ethnic and Gender Equity Specialist dinagonzalezpina@mcc.org

Letters of Response:

This webinar was live on June 17, 2020

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