Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Nurturing a Community of Belonging

Recognizing that our social structures and personal biases can get in the way of commitment to respecting our colleagues and community members, this interactive workshop will engage themes of prejudice, power and privilege in a manner that honours all voices in the room while also challenging the biases and structures that privilege some over others …
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Race, Racism & Christian Identity

Living in modern nation-states, intensified by globalization, our personal lives and relationships and everyday activities are unavoidably embedded in the complex realities of societal racial disparities and tensions, but in ways often unrecognized and unaddressed. How should we engage Christianly with the historical, political, economic, and cultural factors that condition and either restrict or expand …
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Voices in the Wilderness

This, one of a kind course, will feature content experts on Black History, Theology and Culture within the Canadian Church. It will open up conversations that are at the heart of issues of diversity, inclusion and future ministry in Canada. Due to the importance of this course’s content, we have decided to open up FREE …
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2024 International Black Clergy Conference

Save the date for African Descent Ministries’ (ADM) 2024 International Black Clergy Conference. This important upcoming conference and educational event will convene at the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor Camden Yards, Baltimore, Md., April 8-11, 2024. The International Black Clergy Conference is a triennial event. In addition to bishops, priests, and deacons from The Episcopal Church, …
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Pastoral Care with Marginalized Communities

This course focuses on practical and theological foundations for engaging authentically and meaningfully with communities where life experiences, identities, and/or demographic characteristics reveal a social divide that can preclude others (and ourselves) from recognizing their full humanity.  Readings and other course content integrate literature from social science, practical theology, and personal narratives of experience.  The …
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Foundations for Baptismal Living

Gain an appreciation of how to “think theologically,” reflect on what we know and how we know it, engage a variety of interpretive lenses and explore ways to talk across difference. 4-week blended (synchronous and asynchronous) course 3 hours a week independent study (reading, watching, listening, and/or writing), online text-based discussion (asynchronous), final project due …
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HOWARD THURMAN: The Writing of Jesus and the Disinherited; a Retreat Day led by Lerita Coleman Brown

xplore Howard Thurman’s life and contemplative witness and what it might mean for us in today’s challenging world. In the contemplation of the earth, I know I am surrounded by the love of God. — Howard Thurman Centered on Thurman’s writing in Jesus and the Disinherited, this is a special opportunity to experience Thurman’s enduring …
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Intersections

Intersections: A Dialogue Series is an opportunity to engage with Challenging Racist ‘British Columbia’: 150 Years and Counting (CRBC). Produced as part of the commemorations of 150 years since BC joined Canada, this open-access, multimedia resources documents how the recent cycle of anti-racist activism in this province is part of a broader history of Indigenous, Black and other …
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