Join us at EDS for panel discussions featuring local leaders will lift up vital issues for Christian leadership today. Childcare and lunch provided. Co-hosted by Contextual Education and Lifelong Learning at EDS, with generous funding from the Lilly Endowment, Inc.
April 5: Anti-Oppression Work and Parish Life Wednesday, April 5, 10:00am-12:00pm Tyler Room, and via Live Stream at eds.edu/livestream
Many church leaders study and practice anti-racism skills and theologies and leave seminary determined to transform congregations and church systems. But when the rubber meets the road, they find it very hard to bring their knowledge and commitment into the “real world” of parishes with unexamined privileges and “ways we’ve always done it around here.”
What is the key to bringing VISIONS training and other frameworks for anti-oppression work to faith communities in ways that have a lasting, life-changing impact?
The Rev. Zenetta Armstrong (EDS ’87), Rector of Church of the Holy Spirit in Mattapan, MA
The Rev. Holly Antolini, Rector of St. James’s in Cambridge, MA
The Rev. Hall Kirkham (EDS ’08), Rector of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Milton, MA