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RACIAL DIALOGUE TEAM

OF THE PRESBYTERY's

PEACEMAKING MINISTRY TEAM

16 Day Race Equity Challenge

The Racial Dialogue team of Peacemaking has been meeting at a recent  evening meeting, attendees agreed to try Myers Park (Charlotte, NC ) PC’s 21 day race equity challenge. After checking in with each other to share what resonated, the team developed a 16 day Race Equity Challenge. This challenge is inspired by Myers Park’s challenge and the PCUSA’s Matthew 25 racial justice challenge;  it includes local voices and the 224th GA’s Recommendation “Responding to the Sin of Racism and a Call to Action”.  In response to the sin of racism, the team encourages all to do the challenge, either individually or with a partner. 

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CLICK HERE FOR DAILY ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE 16 DAY CHALLENGE

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Online Matthew 25 Course

Matthew 25 curriculum consists of a biblical foundation, theological reflection and practical tools to help you adapt and apply the content to your own ministry. Courses will be available for each of the three Matthew 25 focuses: nurturing vital congregations and communities of faith, dismantling structural racism and working to end systemic poverty. The course will be offered Mon. evenings from 7:00 – 9:00 pm EDT beginning Aug.10th and finishing Aug. 31st, 2020.   Each series consists of 4 two-hour, highly-participatory online classes. You may take the class in a small group or as a self-paced, individual study.

The PCUSA Mission Office  has partnered with Stony Point Center and Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary to develop these courses.  Cost: No participant will be turned away due to an inability to pay. Suggested donations are $40 - $160 per course. For those with the means to pay, participants are asked to determine their own donation based on their own economic situation.

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Racial Justice & Antiracism Resources

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The resources listed below can be useful for Sunday school classes and other small groups that are interested in studying and discussing racism, racial justice, and anti racism work. The resources are also helpful for individuals who are open to new thinking about race in America. Please share with PEVA's Racial Dialogue Team anything you’ve found about racial issues that provokes thought, discussion, and action.