Be a part of online conversations this summer!
As a congregation, we have continued to provide creative and relational opportunities to move forward on our journey to become more anti-racist as individuals and as a church community. In June 2020, the BMPC Session made a commitment to this work as our whole denomination seeks to grow and become more compassionate and courageous people.
Some of the hallmarks of this important work are the conversations we have with one another as well as the numerous resources that are being created every day to help all people navigate those conversations.
This summer we are launching an online platform for you to share resources with one another, engage in challenging conversations, and to respond to some shared resources that we can view and read together.
A significant part of the content will be video resources from Crossroads Anti-Racism Organizing and Training. Through their training videos, we will explore some basic topics that will introduce and review the vocabulary we use as people of faith to discuss these issues. We also will dig deeper into some specific topics like How to Talk to Children and Youth About Anti-Racism.
All our online reflections and conversations will be asynchronous, meaning that you are invited to participate when you can throughout the summer via a private online forum. In this secure online forum, you will be encouraged to share the resources you have found helpful in your journey through this work – articles, podcasts, books, movies, etc. You will be invited to explore one another’s suggestions and engage in conversations throughout the summer months.
To sign up to participate in our Anti-Racism Summer School, click this link.
The number of people who have been engaged in these conversations at BMPC continues to grow, and we hope that if you have not found a place to step into this work, that this Anti-Racism Summer School project will be a safe and invitational place for you to join us!