When: Saturday, July 17 & 31, 2021, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Where: In-person at Good Shepherd, Kansas City and St. John’s, Springfield
The purpose of this workshop is to assist the diocese in eliminating the sin of racism. There are three essential steps to be followed when a diocese makes this commitment to focus on the sin of racism, its elimination from the church, the community, and the world in which we live. First, there needs to be an organized and functioning anti-racism committee; secondly, the support of the diocesan bishop; and thirdly, a comprehensive plan for proceeding with this ministry.
This training fulfills the intent of several General Convention resolutions, which call for leaders at all levels of The Episcopal Church to receive training on the Church’s teaching about racial diversity and other forms of diversity present within the human family.
Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be provided. Local COVID safety procedures will be followed as appropriate at each location.
Deadline for registration is July 9.
To ensure maximum engagement, registration is limited to a total of 25 people between the two locations combined. If you are interested in attending after the registration limit has been reached, please email Shirley Bolden at email@example.com to be added to the waitlist.
Participants must attend both workshop days to receive a certificate of completion. Certificates will be emailed to the participant and their church.
Agenda & Session Titles
July 17, 2021: First day of workshop | Sessions I, II, and III
- Session I – History and Introduction
- Session II – Core Concepts and Definitions
- Session III – White Privilege
July 31, 2021: Second day of workshop | Sessions IV, V, and VI
- Session IV – Power
- Session V – Systemic and Institutional Racisms
- Session VI – What’s next