In the summer of 2020 while the pandemic raged, so, too, did God’s children. The killings of George Floyd and Breona Taylor along with so many other people of color, the unjust treatment of brown immigrants, the divisive political climate – this was the background for the town hall series, Love is an Action Word sponsored by the Office of General Minister and President and Reconciliation Ministry.
October 22’s multicultural session will be the final panel of the series. It will be an exchange between persons that have previously been a part of the series and additional voices to talk about identity, theology, and how we live out the call to faithful care for the community. We will explore what faithful action looks like in different racial contexts, what we’ve learned during the series, and how Disciples can work together in the future.
Here you will hear the voices of those impacted by the culture, by the systems, by hateful rhetoric. You will hear the human cost of ignoring the issue of racism.
Each episode is about an hour long and hosted on the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) YouTube channel. You can find the playlist here.
These would be good background and discussion starters for your congregation’s small group studies, Sunday School or youth group. You could watch together or assign them as homework before your group meets.