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Dialogues On: Race

A new small group series to explore race and the church.

Why choose Dialogues On: Race?

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    Create a trusted environment for small groups

    Each Dialogues On: Race lesson includes facilitator tips, communication skills, and perspectives from thought leaders challenging the legacy of racism within the American church.

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    Engage in conversation about local and worldwide issues

    Start a conversation in small groups around today’s issues, such as race and the bible, the Black vs White Christianity, the Native American experience, and the problem with racial reconciliation

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    Build lasting relationships

    Groups get a chance to express thoughts and ideas of today’s issues. As a result, groups grow closer to one another and the community.

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    Turn conflict into community

    Create a space for people to have difficult conversations—allowing their opinions to be heard and respected, ultimately turning conflict into community.

How it works

Dialogues On resources and methodology are built to help leaders create an engaging experience people want to be a part of, and includes a leader guide, participant book, and DVD. Each Dialogues On session follows a four-part series:

  • Participants will read a weekly topic
  • Gather in a small group to discuss key learnings
  • Watch a video featuring a leading voice
  • Share ideas with the group

Course contents

Each Dialogues On unit explores a contemporary social issue over the course of seven weeks.

What Does it Mean to be White?: History and the Social Construct of Race
Daniel Hill
Christmas Cookies from Cambodia: The Bible and Race in America
Kristofer Coffman
Say It Loud: I’m Black and I’m Proud: Anti-Blackness, Oppression, and the Dehumanization of Black Bodies
Rozella Haydée White
American Amnesia: Christianity and the Erasing of Native American Stories
Jim Bear Jacobs
Whither the Women?: Race, Gender, and the Intersecting Nature of Oppression
Cami Jones
Two Christianities: American Religion in Black and White
Broderick Greer
A New Heaven and a New Earth: The Problem with Racial Reconciliation
Lenny Duncan

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