Baltimore Presbytery Policy on Dismantling Racism Training
Revised policy approved at 889th Gathering on November 14, 2020
Addressing Anti-Asian Racism, March 22, 2021
The Dismantling Racism training is an 8-hour training led by Baltimore Racial Justice Action (BRJA) and members of the Presbytery’s Dismantling Racism Team. The training is rooted in an understanding of historical and systemic racism and is intended to equip participants to lead and participate in constructive conversations within their congregations and the Presbytery that promote racial equity and begin dismantling racism within ourselves and our institutions.
The training is for Teaching Elders and Ruling Elders required under Presbytery policy and open to others as space allows. The Presbytery offers this training at least once a year, sometimes open to people of all racial and ethnic backgrounds and others organized for affinity groups – people who share the same racial and ethnic identity. The next training will be held in the Fall 2021. Training dates and registration information will be posted here when available.
As BRJA notes:
Racism impacts peoples of color and white people differently. Therefore, we need to have different conversations and we have different work to do. Affinity groups by race should be a place:
- to learn what we need to know for OUR work;
- to strategize for OUR work;
- to share successes and challenges in doing OUR work;
- to support one another in doing OUR work.
Questions about the training? Feel free to contact: Susan Krehbiel, Social Justice Consultant, firstname.lastname@example.org
Reform to Transform Sermon: The Encounter: When Justa Meets Jesus
Dialogue Sermon The Canaanite/Syphronecian Woman August 19, 2020
Guest Speaker: Dr. William Woo
Keynote speech and Q&A discussion at 889th Gathering of the Presbytery of Baltimore.
William Yoo is Associate Professor of American Religious and Cultural History and Director of the Master of Divinity Program at Columbia Theological Seminary. He is the author of two books, American Missionaries, Korean Protestants, and the Changing Shape of World Christianity and The Presbyterian Experience in the United States: A Sourcebook, and is currently working on a book project that traces the history of Presbyterians in the United States.
B’More Human Presentations
A Series of online discussions and presentations organized by the In The Loop Ministry Group