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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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Dr. Reggie Williams

Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics, McCormick Theological Seminary
Reggie Williams is an Associate Professor of Christian ethics at McCormick Theological Seminary, in Chicago, Illinois. He is the author of Bonhoeffer’s Black Jesus: Harlem Renaissance Theology and an Ethic of Resistance, which was selected as a Choice Outstanding Title in theology... Read More →

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Rev. Dr. Iva E. Carruthers

General Secretary, Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference
Rev. Dr. Iva E. Carruthers serves as general secretary of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, an African-American interdenominational justice advocacy organization. She has authored a number of articles in areas of religion and sociology and received a ComputerWorld Smithsonian... Read More →
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Marco Davi

coordenador nacional, Movimento Negro Evangélico do Brasil
pastor da Nossa Igreja Brasileira, coordenador do Movimento Negro Evangélico do Brasil, idealizador e facilitador do Discipulado Justiça e Reconciliação. Autor dos livros: A religião mais negra do Brasil: Por que os negros fazem opção pelo pentecostalismo e A Bíblia a as cotas... Read More →
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Kathy Khang

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
Kathy is a writer, speaker, and activist based in the north suburbs of Chicago. She serves as a board member of Evangelicals for Social Action and Sojourners, and partners with other Christian leaders to highlight and move the conversation forward on issues of race, ethnicity, and... Read More →
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Dr. Terry LeBlanc

Executive Director, Indigenous Pathways
Terry is Mi’kmaq with Acadian ancestry. He and his wife Bev are in their 49th year of marriage. They have three adult children – twin daughters and one son. He is the founding chair and current Director of NAIITS: An Indigenous Learning Community (NAIITS). Terry is a traditional... Read More →
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Carlos Malavé

Director, Christian Churches Together in the USA
The Reverend Carlos L Malavé is Executive Director of Christian Churches Together in the USA (CCT). CCT is the broadest Christian forum working for the unity of the Church in the USA.
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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... Read More →

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