This workshop will be informed by the recent racial reconciliation consultation between the Conference of National Black Churches (CNBC) and national mainline churches in Charleston, South Carolina during the trial of Dylan Roof in December 2016. Roof was convicted of murdering nine faithful church members, including the pastor, during a bible study at Mother Emanuel AME Church, reminding us all that the hard work of racial reconciliation is not yet over. The workshop will engage an informative and interactive process that seeks to foster follow up engagement at home with sacred conversations, corporate worship, fellowship and collaborative ministry efforts that will address racial reconciliation between churches and their communities; advocacy for public policies that reflect values of racial justice and reconciliation; and, accompaniment and support for younger generations of leadership in the promotion of these values.
Rev. Dr. Leslie Copeland-Tune, Ecumenical Poverty Initiative; Rev. Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith, Bread for the World; Hannah McMahan, National Director of New Baptist Covenant.