Faith Formation Resources: Understanding and Addressing Racism and Racial Justice with Young People
Structural racism has been brought into the open through COVID-19, and the recent deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. As the church, we have the opportunity to listen, learn and respond. Below are resources to help you.
How to Talk about Racial Justice and Racism with Youth This series of presentation and conversation on Zoom will equip leaders to talk about racism and racial justice with young people. It is led by Deacon Colleen Bernu and members of the NE MN Synod Together Here and Anti-Racism teams.
Part Two Date Coming Soon!
Part One: Implicit Bias, Personal Reflection and Spiritual Growth Part One helps us understand implicit bias, racial microaggressions and white supremacy. Participants are encouraged to first do our own soul searching as we take a look at our understanding relationship to structural racism - a necessary step before we begin conversations with young people.
Next Faithful Move for Church Leaders Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm, August 20 - October 8 Cost: $250 (plus fees) Joe Davis and Dave Scherer will lead an 8 week cohort based "train the trainer" program that equips leaders in the church to have productive conversations about race, culture, and faith in their context. Click here for more information and to register.