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The Church's Role in the Work of Anti-Racism and Policing - An Odyssey Impact Young Adult Initiative Live Town Hall Event
The Church's Role in the Work of Anti-Racism and Policing - An Odyssey Impact Young Adult Initiative Live Town Hall Event

Join the Odyssey Impact Young Adult Initiative for a candid discussion about how the Christian Church of 2020 can show up to help lead the work of anti-racism in society and equitable policing in Black and Brown communities.

Topics of discussion will include but are not limited to: Policy and Advocacy, Theological Foundations of the Church, Dismantling Systems and “Jesus and the Disinherited” …..” In this classic theological treatise [By Howard Thurman], 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.” We hope you will be able to join us for this important discussion.

Confirmed Panelists:

Rev. Jazmine Brooks
Itinerant Deacon, AME Church
Program Director
Mary Baldwin University Office of Inclusive Excellence
Staunton, Va.

Rev. Tyler Sit
Pastor and Church Planter
New City Church
Minneapolis, MN

Oriana Mayorga
Vice Chair of the Board of Directors
Students for Sensible Drug Policy
New York, NY

Rev. Leslye Dwight
Minister of Social Justice
Community of Hope AME church
Temple Hills, Maryland

Moderator:

Rev. Terrance McKinley
Director of Racial Justice and Mobilizing
Sojourners
Senior Pastor, Campbell AME Church
Washington D.C.


** When registering, we encourage you to submit a question in advance for our panelists! We will also have the chat feature open for questions & discussion throughout the event. **

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Aug 26, 2020 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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