As the concerns around racial injustice continue in our country and as churches discern their call to respond in faith and action, there is no shortage of great resources and learning opportunities around us. There are two in particular that we would like to draw your attention to:
1) Stanford Online is offering a variety of free and low-cost courses that discuss America's painful past and what can be done to promote social justice and equity in our world today. Taught by Stanford scholars and covering topics such as social justice, inequality and poverty, the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr, and ant-discrimination law, these courses are easily accessible and will deepen your understanding of the work that is needed. You can find more information here.
2) Berkeley United Methodist Church is offering an online conversation on how to be anti-racist with author and activist Ibram X. Kendi on Monday, July 20 and Tuesday, July 21. Monday's session hosted by Prince George's County Memorial Library system will feature Ibram X. Kendi as speaker and Tuesday's session will be a follow-up discussion moderated by Mary Cheng of BUMC. Registration information can be found here.