Spirituality & Race: A Conversation

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

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We live in confusing times with a global health pandemic and now a growing national awareness of racial injustice.  With the flurry of protests in support of "Black Lives Matter," activism is moving to the forefront.  But a question emerges for people of faith: What is the spiritual foundation regarding race? 

The Christian faith is grounded on the theological tenet that "the Word became flesh."  This is the "incarnation."  Christianity is thus an embodied spirituality, with our race a part of our creation as human beings.

Join us for a day to reflect on the spirituality of race and how this impacts our faith as Christ-followers today.  This mini online retreat will include times of short presentations, personal reflection, and group sharing, as we create a safe space to explore our deepest convictions about how we relate to those whose skin color and culture are different than our own. 

There are no easy answers, but we all need sacred space with others to reflect on the tough questions of spirituality and race in our society today.  Please join us.

THE AUGUST 5 SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  PLEASE CONSIDER REGISTERING FOR THE SEPTEMBER 2ND SESSION.  ALL REGISTRATIONS RECEIVED FOR 8/5 WILL AUTOMATICALLY TRANSFER TO 9/2. THANK YOU. 

This online event is offered at NO CHARGE.  However, all non-COVID-19 donations received for this event will be given to the New England Conference Commission on Religion and Race

REGISTRATION is required, and a ZOOM meeting ID will be emailed to you upon registration.

About the leader(s)

Lawrence Jay

As the Executive Director of Rolling Ridge, Lawrence works in partnership with the staff to ensure that the guest experience at the Ridge is top quality.  He also partners with retreat leaders to provide excellent programming at the Ridge, and is available to speak about the ongoing ministry and historic mission of Rolling Ridge as a place of rest, retreat, and transformation.  An ordained American Baptist pastor, he is a graduate of UCLA, Golden Gate Seminary, Franciscan School of Theology, and American Baptist Seminary of the West.  Eco-spirituality is his passion (and was his doctoral dissertation), encouraging everyone to live into the fullness of our connection with nature, God, and all people.