Summary: Join us as we interview essayist Charles Blow of the New York Times and convene a panel of key African American leaders and pastors to reflect on what concrete steps churches and communities must take to address the racial disparities and inequities revealed by the COVID19 pandemic.
Charles Blow has been among the leading voices regarding the intersectionality of race, poverty, and pandemic in places like Detroit. He is joined by prominent African American religious leaders in Detroit to reflect on what the Black Church and other Religious leaders can do moving forward. Questions considered will include;
What can faith communities do to respond to race, inequality, and COVID-19?
How can religious communities be part of the solution and not part of the problem when it comes to social distancing and transmission?
What has been the impact of COVID-19 on the Black Church and all other faith communities?
How can we create culturally specific ways to address the problem and partner with one another to work together?
What do religious leaders and other community leaders need to do now?
What role can all faith communities play right now?
Additional Panelists include Dr. Angela Dillard (University of Michigan), the Rt. Rev. Robert Wright (Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta), the Rev. Charles Christian Adams (Hartford Memorial Baptist Church) and Manisha Dostert (Christ Church Cranbrook). The Rev. Dr. William J. Danaher, Jr. (Christ Church Cranbrook) will moderate.
This webinar is presented by the Institute for Advanced Pastoral Studies, Christ Church Cranbrook, and Hartford Memorial Baptist Church.