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Thursday, June 23 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm
THE CHURCH: What are the unique assets and challenges the church faces as it confronts white privilege and establishes equitable systems and structures within communions?

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Racism is a historical construct of idealized humanity. It deforms Christian understanding of Christ, of co-humanity, and of community. If the church is to be faithful to Christ, to teach and practice love of one another in a society still sick with racism, it (we) must be undone by the gospel. We must be re-calibrated to healthier norms that speak the language of Jesus and justice. In this Summit session, we will explore the challenges and assets the church brings to bear as it struggles to be undone—as it struggles to change the world

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Reggie Williams

McCormick Theological Seminary
Reggie Williams is an Assistant Professor of Christian ethics at McCormick Theological Seminary, in Chicago, Illinois. Williams’ book Bonhoeffer’s Black Jesus: Harlem Renaissance Theology and an Ethic, published by Baylor University Press, examines the impact of exposure to Christianity in the Harlem during, the Harlem Renaissance, on the German pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who was killed by the Nazis in 1945 for his activism... Read More →

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Iva Carruthers

Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference
Dr. Iva E. Carruthers is General Secretary of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference (SDPC), a interdenominational organization wi thin the African American faith tradition focused on social justice issues. SDPC is both a 501c3 and United Nations Non-Govern mental Organization (NGO). As founding CEO and a trustee of SDPC, she has steered the organization as a unique, influential and esteemed network of faith based advocates and activists, clergy... Read More →
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Kathy Khang

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
Kathy Khang is a writer and speaker based in the north suburbs of Chicago. She also currently serves as the director of campus access initiatives with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA working to build partnerships and seek learning opportunities with student development and student affairs professionals and address issues related to campus access. | | An alumna of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Kathy worked... Read More →
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Terry LeBlanc

Indigenous Pathways
Terry LeBlanc, PhD | | Terry is Mi’kmaq / Acadian. He and his wife Bev are in their 44th year of marriage. They have three adult children – twin daughters and one son. | | In addition to being the Executive Director of Indigenous Pathways, Terry is also the founding Chair and current Director of NAIITS: An Indigenous Learning Community. Terry holds an interdisciplinary PhD from Asbury Theological Seminary, specializing in... Read More →
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Carlos L. Malave

Christian Churches Together
The Reverend Carlos L. Malavé is Executive Director of Christian Churches Together in the USA (CCT). CCT is the broadest organization working for the unity of the Church in the USA. He previously served for 10 years as Assistant Stated Clerk at the Office of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Rev. Malavé began his pastoral ministry in Puerto Rico and also served as pastor for several years in the Southern CA... Read More →
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Marco Davi de Oliveira

Marco Davi
Marco is coordinator of the black evangelical movement and a Baptist pastor in Parque Doroteia, São Paulo, Brazil. A skilled writer and lecturer, Marco provides resources for those who want to promote equality in their own contexts and works with others to raise up non-white leaders in the Brazilian church.
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William Willimon

Duke Divinity School
Will Willimon is a United Methodist Bishop and is Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry, Duke Divinity School, Durham, NC. He is the author of many books on pastoral theology, leadership, and preaching. His most recent book is "Fear of the Other: No Fear in Love," published recently by Abingdon Press.

Thursday June 23, 2016 6:30pm - 8:00pm

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