Doing Justice: Racism
Jan 23, 2024
Everything about the topic of racism is contested and laden with pain. In this Micah Intensive, we will only touch the surface of the diverse perspectives and rich literature on racism and reconciliation that is available today. Together, we will explore a range of responses from Christians and try to understand the theology and values that drive people to land in one part of the spectrum or another.
The purpose of this Micah Intensive is to facilitate a conversation among people about race and prejudice that may be more honest and go deeper than previously experienced. While it may be illuminating to read, watch, and reflect on the material in this unit on your own, it will require interaction with a diverse community to fully address both the opportunities and limitations of your own life experience and social location. (Please be aware that this course may include language, ideas, and images that trigger strong emotions.)
Here is some of what we will explore together:
- An introduction to Racism, including personal reflection and defining terms;
- Personal stories and testimonies from a variety of cultural contexts; and
- Biblical, theological, and social reflection on three different Christian responses to Racism: (1) Change Social Structures, (2) Formation and Friendship, and (3) Personal Responsibility.
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