Spit and Mud: The Messy Miracle of Seeing Christian Racism

October 14, 2020 - November 4, 2020
11:30 - 12:30, CST
Offered by Luther Seminary
St. PaulMN

Understanding Privilege, Practicing Presence, & Embracing the Holy Work of Anti-Racism

For many of us, this year has pulled back the curtain on both white supremacy and the implicit racism that exists across our country. From police brutality exposed via camera phone to racial unrest alive in our neighborhoods, we feel heartbroken and angry.

This isn’t a new problem. What we’re witnessing on the news and in our streets is the uncovering of unaddressed advantages and disadvantages that are woven into the very fabric of our culture.

It’s no longer enough to simply not be racist. We have to be actively anti-racist. Spit and Mud is designed with this work—to identify and fight racism in the church and build beloved community —at its core.

What You’ll Gain

  • A deeper understanding of racism and social justice struggles in the U.S.

  • The ability to identify racism within your congregation and theology

  • Connection with other believers who are in the fight with you

  • A way of becoming active and engaged without centering whiteness in the story

  • Empathetic listening – so that you can hear and be heard

  • A theologically grounded framework for becoming anti-racist

    How It Works

    Join Rev. Dr. Fatimah Salleh and an engaged learning cohort live online every Wednesday (October 14 – November 4).

    • Participate in 4 one-hour webcast sessions

      Each Wednesday, from October 14 – November 4, join Fatimah live as she leads a journey into the work of identifying and addressing real-life issues of racism in our congregations and within our theology.

    • Open your heart and mind

      Through discussion, practice, confession, and lament, you (along with your small group and the group at large) will work together to open your hearts and minds as the knowledge of what real activism looks like takes shape.

    • Make meaningful connections with leaders like you

      You may be leading the charge of anti-racism in your congregation and that can feel isolating. The good news is you aren’t alone. Beloved community is about developing the relationships that hold us to the hard and complicated work before us.