On September 30th and October 7th, congregations all across the United States and Canada will collect the special offering for Reconciliation Ministry. As a way to prepare for the offering, and in partnership with the National Benevolent Association, Refugee & Immigration Ministries, and Disciples Immigration Legal Counsel, Reconciliation Ministry is offering a couple of educational webinars for all Disciples. The webinars are free of cost, but require registration in order to obtain access.
Date: September 20th at 1 pm (EDT)
Topic: Embracing the Call: Putting Out the Welcome Mat
Embracing the call to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly should be more than reciting a bible verse, it should have visible signs and clear witness. In this webinar, we will learn some of the impacts and implications of the criminal justice and immigration system on God’s children, and how the Church can respond to it by breaking down the walls of separation, division, and racism. Presented by: Reconciliation Ministry, Disciples Refugee & Immigration Ministries, and Disciples Immigration Legal Counsel
Date: September 27th at 1 pm (EDT)
Topic: “Beyond the Labels…The Humanization of God’s Children”
Language is used to dehumanization and control the image and narratives of black and brown people and provide a vehicle for their criminalization and imprisonment in this country. In this webinar, we want to address the reality that how we think/talk about certain people in this country is counter to what it means to be created in the image of God, and people of faith have a role in dismantling these images that fuel and support an unjust criminal system. This webinar is presented in partnership with Reconciliation Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).