‘putting love into action’

Camden church online series to delve into relevant topics around racism

Mon, 05/01/2023 - 1:30pm

    No to Racism and Yes to Growing Together in Love

    “Justice is what love looks like in action.” These are the wise words of Dr. Cornel West, a contemporary black theologian.

    “When we delve deeper into trying to understand the root causes and manifestations of racism, we are putting our love into action,” said First Congregational UCC in Camden, in a news release. “When we take time to listen to how our own community members are affected by racism, we are putting love into action.”

    First Congregational UCC in Camden is offering a five-week series on Zoom to delve into some of the relevant topics around racism: its legacy and continued impact, and antiracist responses. The leadership team is racially diverse. The sessions will be held on Thursdays from 7 - 8:30 p.m., on 5/11; 5/18; 5/25; 6/1; and 6/8. Sessions will be recorded for registered participants in case you have to miss a session.

    Topics will include:

     The construction of race (incl. the role of faith and science).

     The comprehensive and cumulative effects of systemic racism.

     Recognizing microaggressions.

     Barriers to growth inherent in the need to be “good white people” and the lack of awareness about privilege.

     How to call each other out and in when we act or speak in racist ways, consciously or unconsciously.

    Please contact Becky at becky@camdenucc.org to register or call 236-4821.