Third Thursday Conversations with Brite Faculty

Date(s) - 10/15/2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Join us the third Thursday of each month for a series of virtual conversations with Brite faculty. These faculty-led discussions will focus on a variety of topics relating to ministry in the midst of changing and challenging times. Registration is required, but there is no cost to participate.

October 15, 2020

12:00 pm (CDT) – 1:00 pm 

“The Possibility of Prevailing: Blackness and Whiteness in a Climate of Vulnerability”

Rev. Dr. Tomi Oredein, Assistant Professor in Black Religious Traditions, Constructive Theology and Ethics. She also serves as Director of the Black Church Studies Program.

What are the possibilities of life for Black people in the United States today? For racial minorities, the present moment is steeped in intense uncertainty and precariousness. For persons of African descent the moment is made more injurious by the toxic racial climate perpetuated and supported by systems of whiteness within society and the theologies of white Christian churches. What is a viable response to the pursuit of wellness from within Black communities? More importantly, what is the white church’s responsibility towards undoing the benefits of whiteness they receive and responding practically and adequately to the mortal and present dangers minoritized communities are facing? Through concentrated conversation we will talk honestly about Black responses to the present day as well as work to address and determine the shape of useful action from white people and their church communities.

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