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Thank you for joining us for an amazing weekend listening and learning from Christians of color who are on the front lines of combating racial injustice. Here are some ways to continue:

  • Read, listen, and watch. Continue to become knowledgeable and more convicted that racial injustice is everywhere and it is systemic. This resource list is a place to start. 
  • Rewatch the conference replays on the First Pres Berkeley YouTube Channel
  • Give. Give of your time, talents, and financial resources to established groups working for racial justice.
  • Pray. Let us all ask God for his forgiveness and grace. Let us repent where we need to repent and ask God to help us to do better, to not grow weary, and to commit to action. 
  • Commit, in your own way, to fighting racial injustice. Large or small, every step or action we take individually and collectively  will help us, over time, to eradicate racial injustice from ourselves, our churches, our communities, and our institutions. 
  • Share your commitments with trusted friends and partners who will provide accountability to follow through with this taxing work. Consider starting a group in your local community who can work on this together, such as a racial justice working group in your church. 

A Beginning, Not an End

Though the conference is over, the work of predominantly-white Christian churches has in many ways just begun. May we move forward in faith to partner and learn from each other, listening especially as Jesus called us, to voices from people in the margins of society. 

We hope this conference served you well. We are so grateful you joined. We learned so much while organizing this conference, so we would also be so grateful if you would take a minute to help us make future events better by completing this quick conference evaluation.

QUESTIONS? 

Please email Beth Thomsen at betht@fpcberkeley.org

Ways to Spread the Word

  • Post on social media using #GCC2020
  • Follow @firstpresberkeley and @firstpresrestoringjustice on Facebook and Instagram
  • Share our posts on Facebook and Instagram
  • Find local presbytery and congregation accounts and spread the word

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MORE INFORMATION

Main Page
YouTube Video Playlist
Resource Link
Conference Evaluation
Commitment Saturday
Speaker and Facilitator Bios

SPEAKER INFORMATION

Jemar Tisby

On Race and the American Church – Conversing with Mark Labberton
Color of Compromise videobook on Amazon Prime
First Pres Color of Compromise study guide

Michael McBride

Let’s Go Upstream: Unleashing Justice in Our Cities – 2015 Fuller Forum
On Discipleship – Conversing with Mark Labberton

Alexia Salvatierra

Rev. Alexia Salvatierra – Siebert Foundation Lutheran Ministry Conference 2016

Dominique DuBois Gilliard

On Rethinking Incarceration – Interview with Shane Claiborne and Tony Campolo February 2018

Raymond Chang

Community Healing: Disarming Racism & Developing Cultural Partnerships – with Pastor Watson Jones, UMI  September 4, 2020

Kamal Hassan

Love’s Languages – Sermon Sojourner Truth Presbyterian Church May 31, 2020

OTHER RESOURCES

First Pres Racial Justice Page
Reading, Listening, Viewing

QUESTIONS? 

Please email Beth Thomsen at betht@fpcberkeley.org.
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