Learning to Be Courageous Christians on Race, Religion and the Church’s Reckoning
By CBFNC Communications
Jemar Tisby has become a leading voice at the intersection of race, history and religion in American life. His 2019 book, The Color of Compromise landed in bookstores at a moment when many were searching to more fully understand the legacy of white supremacy and racism in America. It became a New York Times bestselling book in which he offers an unflinching examination of how people of faith, especially white congregations, participate in the ongoing inequities and injustices in society. His searing indictment is matched by his deep commitment to transformation and racial justice solutions that inspire action.
CBF North Carolina is excited to offer a special online workshop with Jemar. This two-part workshop will take place on Zoom on Tuesday, May 18 and Tuesday, June 1 at 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) both evenings.
During the workshop, Jemar will lead us through an exploration of the role of white Christianity in North America in the perpetuation of racism and racial injustice. The goal of the workshop is to bring new awareness to our history in an effort to engage as individuals and congregations in a more equitable and just future.
Registration fee $10 per person and those who register before May 14 will receive a copy of his book, The Color of Compromise. Registration ends May 14.
About Jemar Tisby
Jemar is a New York Times bestselling author, president and co-founder of The Witness: A Black Christian Collective, and co-host of the podcast, “Pass The Mic.” Raised in Chicago, he is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Reformed Theological Seminary. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in history at the University of Mississippi studying race, religion and social movements in the 20th century. Following his undergraduate degree, he participated in Teach for America in the Mississippi Delta Corps where he taught sixth grade at a public charter school and later went on to be the principal. Learn more about him here.
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