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Racial Reconciliation (Becoming Beloved Community) in Northern Indiana - October 20th
Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

Racial Reconciliation (Becoming Beloved Community) in Northern Indiana - October 20th

Join us for a day of listening and reflecting on how the need for Racial Reconciliation affects our daily lives.  Learn some startling statistics; hear some personal reflections; and enjoy  conversation with fellow Episcopalians.  Lunch is on us!

Thanks to a generous grant from the Roanridge Trust we are ready to further our Racial Reconciliation work here in Northern Indiana.  Our work (and the grant) is specifically focused on providing leaders in our rural and small-town faith communities both with an understanding of the way in which healing the particular types of racial trauma specific to their communities is crucial to the success of their ABCD efforts, in engaging in their communities, and in understanding themselves to be leaders in the healing of that trauma.  Speakers include members of the Gethsemane Episcopal Church Racial Reconciliation team and our Becoming Beloved Community representatives to The Episcopal Church have also been invited.

We invite you, all of you ... lay, clergy, young, and experienced alike, to attend this workshop as a kickoff for our Roanridge project. Be a part of this important Becoming Beloved Community initiative from the beginning!

Here is a general overview of the day (Eastern time):

10:00 - Welcome and Overview
10:30 - Presentation 1 (Fr. Jim Warnock & Mr. Bill Munn)
11:00 - Reflection Questions & Short Break
11:45 - Video & Lunch (provided)
12:30 - Presentation 2 (Mrs. Kresha Warnock)
01:00 - Reflection Questions
01:45 - Next Steps, Wrap up, Sending Prayer

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Racial Reconciliation Reading Group: No Innocent Bystanders
Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

Racial Reconciliation Reading Group: No Innocent Bystanders

Join the Racial Reconciliation Reading group as we begin discussion of a new book on Thursday, January 11 at 7pm! We will be reading the Forward and Introduction to No Innocent Bystanders: Becoming an Ally in the Struggle for Justice by Shannon Craigo-Snell and Christopher Doucot. Our gatherings are at Andre Place (54515 Indiana 933, Notre Dame, IN 46556) Please feel free to invite friends who might be interested in this discussion.

For newcomers: because Andre Place is the community center at Holy Cross Village, you will be driving into a retirement community. Fear not—you are in the right place! We meet in the chapel. They lock the front doors at 7pm, so we will leave someone there for the first 5 minutes to let you in. If you arrive later, please call Terri Bays at 574-850-5722 to come let you in!

Jan. 11 Forward and Introduction
Jan. 25 Chapter 1: Understanding the Struggles for LGBTQ Equality and Racial Justice
Feb. 8 Chapter 2: Getting Ready to be an Ally
Feb. 22 Chapter 3: Resources for Being and Ally
Mar. 8 Chapter 4: Concrete Steps
Mar. 22 Chapter 5: Examples to Follow & An Invitation

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Racial Reconciliation Reading Group: No Innocent Bystanders
Mar
8
7:00 PM19:00

Racial Reconciliation Reading Group: No Innocent Bystanders

Join the Racial Reconciliation Reading group as we begin discussion of a new book on Thursday, January 11 at 7pm! We will be reading the Forward and Introduction to No Innocent Bystanders: Becoming an Ally in the Struggle for Justice by Shannon Craigo-Snell and Christopher Doucot. Our gatherings are at Andre Place (54515 Indiana 933, Notre Dame, IN 46556) Please feel free to invite friends who might be interested in this discussion.

For newcomers: because Andre Place is the community center at Holy Cross Village, you will be driving into a retirement community. Fear not—you are in the right place! We meet in the chapel. They lock the front doors at 7pm, so we will leave someone there for the first 5 minutes to let you in. If you arrive later, please call Terri Bays at 574-850-5722 to come let you in!

Jan. 11 Forward and Introduction
Jan. 25 Chapter 1: Understanding the Struggles for LGBTQ Equality and Racial Justice
Feb. 8 Chapter 2: Getting Ready to be an Ally
Feb. 22 Chapter 3: Resources for Being and Ally
Mar. 8 Chapter 4: Concrete Steps
Mar. 22 Chapter 5: Examples to Follow & An Invitation

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A National Conversation
Feb
28
to Mar 1

A National Conversation

Representatives from all of the dioceses in The Episcopal Church will take part in a national conversation as the Center for Racial Healing continues to work toward learning more about the current work which is being done on dismantling racism and how it might be a collaborative and supportive partner in that work. All dioceses will be asked to reflect upon their strengths, weaknesses, challenges and opportunities and to share their vision for their future work. The Center is committed to facilitating such dialogue in an effort to enhance the possibility of being a more helpful resource to the wider church.

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Racial Reconciliation Reading Group: No Innocent Bystanders
Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

Racial Reconciliation Reading Group: No Innocent Bystanders

Join the Racial Reconciliation Reading group as we begin discussion of a new book on Thursday, January 11 at 7pm! We will be reading the Forward and Introduction to No Innocent Bystanders: Becoming an Ally in the Struggle for Justice by Shannon Craigo-Snell and Christopher Doucot. Our gatherings are at Andre Place (54515 Indiana 933, Notre Dame, IN 46556) Please feel free to invite friends who might be interested in this discussion.

For newcomers: because Andre Place is the community center at Holy Cross Village, you will be driving into a retirement community. Fear not—you are in the right place! We usually meet in the chapel, but meetings in Feb. (Feb 8 and 22) will be in Margaret Kenney’s apartment. Enter Andre Place and turn right as usual, but when you come to our usual meeting place  (the Meditation Room)  just keep going to the end of the hall. You will see an elevator and a table with a jigsaw puzzle. Apartment 121 is the first one past the elevator. They lock the front doors at 7pm, so we will leave someone there for the first 5 minutes to let you in. If you arrive later, please call Terri Bays at 574-850-5722 to come let you in!

Jan. 11 Forward and Introduction
Jan. 25 Chapter 1: Understanding the Struggles for LGBTQ Equality and Racial Justice
Feb. 8 Chapter 2: Getting Ready to be an Ally
Feb. 22 Chapter 3: Resources for Being and Ally
Mar. 8 Chapter 4: Concrete Steps
Mar. 22 Chapter 5: Examples to Follow & An Invitation

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Racial Justice and Your Congregation
Feb
22
10:00 AM10:00

Racial Justice and Your Congregation

We have greater awareness of our neighbors than ever before. This awareness includes the present reality of great division across racial and ethnic lines. Your congregation can play a key role in creating safe space to have difficult conversations about racial inequities. You can help lead the way in moving our culture toward collective action to achieve a fairer and more just society.
 
Dr. Michael R. Twyman, subject matter expert on race and racism, leads this full-day workshop. He will help increase your understanding about race, as well as actions and responses your congregation can take to combat racism.

In the morning session, he will define terms, introduce a conceptual framework for race, discuss the historical precedents and the science of race, and present the implications for the role race plays in the life of congregations and in the broader community. In the afternoon session, he will facilitate an interactive, hands-on deep dive into how your congregation can be mobilized and empowered to promote racial justice within your respective institutions, and the communities you represent and are called to serve.

REGISTER HERE FOR HAMMOND WORKSHOP.

REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON FOR INDIANAPOLIS WORKSHOP.

The workshop is designed to achieve two fundamental goals:

  • To provide you with various tools and resources to have healthy dialogue about race within your congregation.
  • To equip you with knowledge and techniques to confront racism and racial oppression within your congregation and the broader society.

It is understood that you will have to determine if and how to share and apply the information presented in your respective congregation.
 
In this workshop, you will:

  • examine the history and development of racial classifications and understand why they are socially constructed.
  • identify and explain what racism is (definitions of) and how it manifests itself on a systemic, institutional, and interpersonal level.
  • explore how institutional religion and faith-based institutions may have played a role in creating and/or perpetuating racial inequities, implicitly and explicitly.
  • deconstruct theoretical assumptions, religious teachings and scientific myths of white superiority, historical and contemporary.
  • become familiar with best practice examples of what some congregations are doing across the country to promote racial reconciliation and healing.

Dr. Michael R. Twyman is the principal/owner of InExcelsis, a private consulting firm that works with institutions seeking to maximize their performance and effectiveness. He has assisted numerous organizations with governance, cultural competency, strategic planning, fund development, program management, and evaluation. An associate faculty member of the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Twyman teaches courses on race and social justice.

This workshop is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Central time) Thursday, February 22, 2018 in Hammond and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Eastern time) Thursday, April 12, 2018 in central Indiana. The cost is $30 per person. When congregational teams of three or more register together, the cost is discounted to $25 per person. This fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and workshop materials.

Workshops limited to Indiana congregations.

REGISTER HERE FOR HAMMOND WORKSHOP.

REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON FOR INDIANAPOLIS WORKSHOP.

How can you maximize your learning in this workshop and others? Check out this Center for Congregations article, "Getting the Most from an Education Event."

 

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Racial Reconciliation Reading Group: No Innocent Bystanders
Feb
8
7:00 PM19:00

Racial Reconciliation Reading Group: No Innocent Bystanders

Join the Racial Reconciliation Reading group as we begin discussion of a new book on Thursday, January 11 at 7pm! We will be reading the Forward and Introduction to No Innocent Bystanders: Becoming an Ally in the Struggle for Justice by Shannon Craigo-Snell and Christopher Doucot. Our gatherings are at Andre Place (54515 Indiana 933, Notre Dame, IN 46556) Please feel free to invite friends who might be interested in this discussion.

For newcomers: because Andre Place is the community center at Holy Cross Village, you will be driving into a retirement community. Fear not—you are in the right place! We usually meet in the chapel, but meetings in Feb. (Feb 8 and 22) will be in Margaret Kenney’s apartment. Enter Andre Place and turn right as usual, but when you come to our usual meeting place  (the Meditation Room)  just keep going to the end of the hall. You will see an elevator and a table with a jigsaw puzzle. Apartment 121 is the first one past the elevator. They lock the front doors at 7pm, so we will leave someone there for the first 5 minutes to let you in. If you arrive later, please call Terri Bays at 574-850-5722 to come let you in!

Jan. 11 Forward and Introduction
Jan. 25 Chapter 1: Understanding the Struggles for LGBTQ Equality and Racial Justice
Feb. 8 Chapter 2: Getting Ready to be an Ally
Feb. 22 Chapter 3: Resources for Being and Ally
Mar. 8 Chapter 4: Concrete Steps
Mar. 22 Chapter 5: Examples to Follow & An Invitation

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Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

Racial Reconciliation Reading Group: No Innocent Bystanders

Join the Racial Reconciliation Reading group as we begin discussion of a new book on Thursday, January 11 at 7pm! We will be reading the Forward and Introduction to No Innocent Bystanders: Becoming an Ally in the Struggle for Justice by Shannon Craigo-Snell and Christopher Doucot. Our gatherings are at Andre Place (54515 Indiana 933, Notre Dame, IN 46556) Please feel free to invite friends who might be interested in this discussion.

For newcomers: because Andre Place is the community center at Holy Cross Village, you will be driving into a retirement community. Fear not—you are in the right place! We meet in the chapel. They lock the front doors at 7pm, so we will leave someone there for the first 5 minutes to let you in. If you arrive later, please call Terri Bays at 574-850-5722 to come let you in!

Jan. 11 Forward and Introduction
Jan. 25 Chapter 1: Understanding the Struggles for LGBTQ Equality and Racial Justice
Feb. 8 Chapter 2: Getting Ready to be an Ally
Feb. 22 Chapter 3: Resources for Being and Ally
Mar. 8 Chapter 4: Concrete Steps
Mar. 22 Chapter 5: Examples to Follow & An Invitation

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