NEXT MEETING: SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER
- Quarterly lunches to share personal stories, provide updates on the work and expose blind spots
- Ongoing personal conversations in groups of 2-5 to unpack issues raised during quarterly lunch
- Michael Jr comedy concert
- Break Bread WS
- Crossing 52: attend a Black church for a season or on a consistent basis
- Participate in projects of group members (see below) engaged in the work of bringing a revolutionary oneness
TEAM MEMBER PROJECTS
- A Heart of Worship: citywide worship service at GC3 the first Sunday night of the month at 6pm
- Drum Majors Alliance: Equipping, organizing, and mobilizing disciples of Jesus to work for justice & reconciliation.
- Forsyth Promise's Be the Change Convening: quarterly events to spark dialogue, understanding and action in the area of race & equity.
- The Twenty: The Just Economy; the Community Reinvestment Act
- School of Love: A new joint venture from Clay Cooke and Terrance Hawkins, to be introduced at our next quarterly lunch.
- Urban Doxology: a ministry of that writes the soundtrack of reconciliation in the racially diverse and gentrifying neighborhood of Church Hill, Richmond, VA, and is in dialogue with Winston-Salem partners.
- WinShape Camp: a one-week citywide camp at Galillee Missionary Baptist Church for 150+ kids from across racial, denomination and socio-economic lines with a Gospel focus.
- Other community conversations:
- Fearless Dialogues: United Way, Venture Cafe, Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods and Love Out Loud
- A Call to Conversation: Wake Forest University
- Jesus & the Disinherited A fundamental text by Howard Thurman: In this classic theological treatise, the acclaimed theologian and religious leader Howard Thurman (1900-1981) demonstrates how the gospel may be read as a manual of resistance for the poor and disenfranchised. Jesus is a partner in the pain of the oppressed and the example of His life offers a solution to ending the descent into moral nihilism. Hatred does not empower--it decays. Only through self-love and love of one another can God's justice prevail.
- Dear White Christians Jennifer Harvey argues for a radical shift in how justice-committed white Christians think about race. She calls for moving away from the reconciliation paradigm that currently dominates interracial relations and embracing instead a reparations paradigm.
- A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History Award-winning historian Jeanne Theoharis dissects national myth-making around the civil rights movement, teasing apart the accepted stories to show them in a strikingly different light.
- On Evangelicalism and Race A post that Clay Cooke wrote on 05.17.18
- Grace, Justice, & Mercy: An Evening with Bryan Stevenson & Rev. Tim Keller. Both the actual Talks and Follow-up Interview
- Colin Kaepernick vs. Tim Tebow: A Tale of Two Christianities on Its Knees
- God as We: The Invisible Character of White Privilege: by Richard Rohr
- The Way to Survive It was to Make A's: They were the first black boys to integrate the South’s elite prep schools. They drove themselves to excel in an unfamiliar environment. But at what cost? Check out either the NY Times Magazine article or This American Life podcast. This is the student perspective from the 60's similar to Bill's current work with Bob Jones.
- The Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America, by Michael Eric Dyson. From Willard Bass: I am inviting you, your co-horts and our "justice collective" to read this book as soon as possible & digest it...make it apart of your very being...then continue to reach out and support our communities of color as we learn how to live, work and prosper together! It is a truth and light for these times.