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“The Cross and the Lynching Tree” A Book Study w/ Pastor Cameron

June 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 20, 2018

Pilgrimage of Truth and Justice

Registration is now open for our church-wide pilgrimage to the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama, on August 3-5. CLICK HERE for more information.

The purpose of this journey is to acknowledge the living legacy of white supremacy in our country, learn the history of white racial violence in our state from Reconstruction to Jim Crow, and confess our participation in the systems and structures of racial oppression. The pilgrimage is centered on a visit to the recently opened memorial to victims of lynching.

Our preparations will involve Wednesday evening study throughout the summer.

Participants will be asked to commit to reading two books,

  • In June: The Cross and the Lynching Tree by the black liberation theologian James Cone, and
  • In July: Just Mercy, the memoir of Bryan Stevenson, the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative.

We will also familiarize ourselves with EJI reports on racial violence and explore the history of lynching in our own community.

The Cross and the Lynching Tree is now available on the table outside the Family Parlor for $23.

Please join Pastor Cameron at 6 pm on Wednesday, June 6, to begin our study in preparation for the pilgrimage.

 

 

Venue

United Church of Chapel Hill
1321 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Phone:
9199423540