2017 | Talking about Race in Your Community
How do you talk about racial prejudice, entrenched poverty and exploitation, segregation, the loss of local education and employment, the ravages of addiction, and more? Holding Up Your Corner walks you through a self-directed process of determining what role your church can play in your specific community. You’ll learn how to use testimony and other narrative devices, proclamation, guided group conversations, and other tactics in order to own the calling and responsibility we have as Christians. Examples from a wide variety of churches and leaders make this a valuable resource for everyone concerned with racial justice.
Speakers:F. Willis Johnson
Writers:F. Willis Johnson
Topics:RaceSocial Concerns & EthicsCommunity & Relationships
Willis introduces the guided conversation and our call as the Church to engage in loving dialogue and hold up our corners.
Willis offers foundational concepts for people of faith to engage in open and loving dialogue.
Willis explains what a racial autobiography is and encourages us to reflect and share the factors that have made us who we are.
Willis shares some of his story in Ferguson and retells the biblical story of the paralytic to introduce Empathic Models of Transformation
Willis summarizes the three points of Empathic Models of Transformation.
How to be a listening church.
Willis summarizes the three points of Empathic Models of Transformation
Willis encourages us to act swiftly.
Willis identifies the need for heart to be an EMT.
Willis challenges us to commit to doing something that hold up our corner.