Begin the Journey

Begin the Journey, Racial Reconciliation Conference

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CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

FRIDAY

Session 1: The Road to Samaria – Understanding Racial Reconciliation (6 pm – 9 pm)

Welcome and Worship:  Connecting with God and one another  (6 pm – 6:30 pm)

Part 1: Understanding the Journey – A theology of racial reconciliation (6:30 pm – 7:30 pm)

Part 2: Packing for the Journey – Taking a look at how we handle difference and conflict (7:30 pm – 8:30 pm)

Debrief and Closing: Sharing and Prep for tomorrow (8:30 pm – 9 pm)

SATURDAY

Registration and Continental Breakfast (8:00 am – 8:30 am)

Welcome and Worship: Connecting with God and one another (8:30 – 9:00)

Session 2: Mapping the Terrain – Understanding the Racial Landscape Today (9 am -

Part 1: Understanding the Trial  - Looking back at the American history of racism to understand present day racial dynamics  (9:00 am – 10 am)

Part 2: The Air We Breathe – Defining racism and understanding how it affects every aspect of our culture and our lives.             (10 am – 11:30 am)

Part 3: Unpacking the Invisible Backpack – Understanding white privilege  (12:30 – 1:30)

Session 3 : Pressing Forward – Taking steps to develop a lifestyle of reconciliation (1:30 – 5:00)

Part 1: Taking Personal Inventory – Identifying and confessing our own part in racial separation ( 1:30 – 3:00)

Part 2: Making a New Path – Understanding restitution and the what it means to live a lifestyle of reconciliation (3:00 – 4:00)

Part 3: Where do We Go From Here? – Discussion of what this means for us as individuals, teams, and organizations           (4:00 – 5:00 pm