Join the In The Loop ministry group for the ongoing series called, “B-More Human: A Dialogue About the Legacy of Racial Injustice.” Through this discourse we will seek to know others and to be enlightened about ourselves as we discover our shared humanity. The 1619 Project, a literary exposition developed by the New York Times in August 2019, to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the introduction of African chattel slavery at Jamestown, Virginia, will serve as our platform. We will consider the impact of 400 years of slavery, reconstruction, and segregation, on race power and politics, wealth, health care, and culture in the United States, to enable us to clarify our own world view in the light of the truth of our varied lived experiences.
- You can read this article by Nikole Hannah-Jones (you may need to subscribe) or
- listen to the podcast (no cost).
On September 16 (REGISTER), tune in to an online interview with a panel of pastors from the Presbytery of Baltimore, who will share their perspectives on the way race intersects with power and politics in our communities and in the church.
On September 19 (REGISTER), an online town hall followed by small group discussions will allow us to explore the intersection of power and politics with one another.
Other ‘1619’ talks are scheduled for October 16 and 19, and November 16 and 19. In December, share in learning more about Kwanzaa and how it is rooted in traditions of valuing God, family and community.
Have a topic you would like discussed? A book you think we should read? Someone we should hear from that would help us SPEAK, SEE, and HEAR each other better? Let us know. We are all ears. Contact us at IntheLoopChurches@gmail.com.