Our shared reading over the summer was How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi, the youngest person ever to win the National Book Award for Nonfiction. Over three Sundays — from 5:30 to approximately 7:00 in the early evening on November 1, 8, and 15 — we will meet to share thoughts on the book itself, on what a racially equitable society might look like, and on how we could play an active role in building it.
In the first session we will focus on what Kendi is saying. In the second we will discuss where we and/or others agree or disagree with Kendi. In the third and final session we will brainstorm implications, particularly what our shared ideas should mean for us as individuals and a Christian congregation.
Our discussion will be facilitated over Zoom by Jerry Mechling . For the November 1 session, please read, re-read, or otherwise explore the Kendi book. It would also help if you signed up HERE. While advance sign-up is not required, it may help us prepare for the discussion. We look forward to meaningful sharing and discussion on important ideas.
This ongoing program is sponsored by the Outreach Ministry and the Adult Faith Exploration Ministry, with contributions from many others in our church community.