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TWO CONVERSATIONS: THE AMERICAN CHURCH’S COMPLICITY IN RACISM

Friday Evening, October 2, 7-8:30 pm

The conference begins with a specially commissioned recorded conversation between Jemar Tisby, author of The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism and Fuller Theological Seminary President Mark Labberton. We end the evening with a live conversation on Zoom facilitated by Mark with Jemar and Pastor Michael McBride, Lead Pastor of The Way Christian Center in Berkeley as well as a nationally recognized faith leader and gun violence prevention activist.
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A PANEL DISCUSSION ABOUT FAITH AND RACIAL INJUSTICE

Saturday Morning, October 3, 10-11:30 am 

We are thrilled to share in a deep dialogue about how we can allow God to transform our lives and our communities, by listening to prophetic voices of leaders in the faith community. The conversation will be facilitated by First Pres Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Charlene Han Powell.

The Rev. Dr. Alexia Salvatierra

Assistant Professor of Integral Mission and Transformational Development for the School of Intercultural Studies for Fuller Theological Seminary, as well as Coordinator of a Professional Certificate program for Hispanic pastors and church leaders at Fuller’s Centro Latino and author with Dr. Peter Heltzel of Faith-Rooted Organizing: Mobilizing the Church in Service to the World 

Dominique DuBois Gilliard 

Director of Racial Righteousness and Reconciliation for the Evangelical Covenant Church and author of Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice that Restores

Rev. Raymond Chang

President of the Asian American Christian Collaborative and Campus Minister at Wheaton College
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DEVELOPING A COMMITMENT TO MENDING THE TEAR IN OUR SOCIAL FABRIC

Sunday Morning, October 4, 11:15 am-Noon 

Our final conference event helps us to move towards a commitment to working for racial justice. We will listen to the Rev. Kamal Hassan, Pastor of Sojourner Truth Presbyterian Church in Richmond, CA, in conversation with the First Pres Berkeley Racial Justice and the Church Working Group (RJC) about Kamal’s belief that “the church must be engaged in efforts to mend the tear in our social fabric that has caused so many of us to focus solely on our individual needs and ignore the sufferings of others. To be true to our prophetic calling the people of God must act locally for justice, peace, and freedom, while also considering the global implications of our work. We must take seriously the urgent need to participate in the building of a new heaven and a new Earth because in a faithful and relevant church there is hope for the entire world.”

Also on Sunday at 10 am – World Communion Sunday

All conference attendees are invited to join the congregations of Sojourner Truth Presbyterian Church of Richmond, CA and First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley at a special World Communion Sunday Worship Service. Rev. Kamal Hassan, Pastor at Sojourner Truth Presbyterian, will be preaching.
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MORE INFORMATION

Main Page
Schedule
Speaker and Facilitator Bios

PRE-CONFERENCE MATERIAL

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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