America In Crisis: White Silence, Black Suffering, Protest and Transformation

$25.00

The United States is in a moment of chaos. Communities are divided along racial lines, and there is disagreement and division everywhere. Protests against racially targeted arrests and killings, biased and brutal policing, and racist public policy are rapidly increasing across the nation. Many are feeling anger, sadness, grief, and confusion. How do we make sense of this moment? What must we do, if anything can be done, for change and transformation? Is there hope for justice and peace? What is the role of Christians and churches?

In this six-week workshop series, faculty from BSK (and others) walks with you through these difficult issues.

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White Silence, Black Suffering, Protest and Transformation

The United States is in a moment of chaos. Communities are divided along racial lines, and there is disagreement and division everywhere. Protests against racially targeted arrests and killings, police brutality, and racist public policy are rapidly increasing across the nation. Many are feeling anger, sadness, grief, and confusion. How do we make sense of this moment? What must we do, if anything can be done, for change and transformation? Is there hope for justice and peace? What is the role of Christians and churches?

In this six-week workshop series, faculty from the Baptist Seminary of Kentucky (and others) walks with you through these difficult issues. The life and theology of Martin Luther King Jr. inspires the arc of the course as a pilgrimage of pain, hope, and transformation. Dr. King boldly described protests as “the language of the unheard” and prophetically asked, “What is it that America has failed to hear?” He challenged all, especially white America, to move from chaos to community through transformation.

Each session incorporates elements such as videos, personal narratives, readings, and action opportunities to wrestle with the suffering on display during this crisis moment.

Approach

Readings, pre-recorded videos, action opportunities, and more.

This is a learn-at-your-own pace non-credit course with no live sessions included.

Organizers: Rev. Dr. Laura R. Levens and Rev. Dr. Lewis Brogdon

Sessions

Session One: Dr. Laura Levens, “How I Was Trained to Be Quiet (and What Caused Me to Speak): White Silence from a Do-Gooder Christian Perspective”

Session Two: Dr. Lewis Brogdon, “We Won’t Take It Any Longer: Understanding the 2020 Black Protest Movement”

Session Three: Dr. John Inscore Essick, “We Know Their Names: The Power of Reading Black History Together”

Session Four: Dr. Dalen Jackson, “Did I Read It Right?: Reading Scripture and the Road Out of Southern White Supremacy”

Session Five: Dr. Mark Medley, “God Loves Blackness: Unlearning Whiteness and Building Habits of True Solidarity”

Session Six: (Rev. Dr. Angela Cowser, LPTS) “The Transforming Spirit of Coalition, Community Action, and Change”