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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 4, 2017
A Conversation with the Sacred Conversation on Race class: As part of our ongoing Sacred Conversations on Race, and implementation of our Racial Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation Covenant, we will be discussing sections of Michael Eric Dyson’s book, Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America. Dyson argues that if we are to make real racial progress we must face difficult truths, including being honest about how black grievance has been ignored, dismissed, or discounted.
In a NYT Book Review (Jan 12, 2017) Patrick Phillips writes about the “experience of Dyson’s sermon, in which a black preacher speaks to his white congregants in the most tender, intimate terms, even as he preaches against a culture of ‘whiteness’ that ‘grows more shameless, more cruel, more uncaring by the day.’”