America’s Unholy Ghosts:
Exploring the Racist Roots of Our Faith and Politics
The five-session series includes 8 conversation films with Joel Goza, a series trailer, and a discernment and discussion guide with practices to consider, written by Danielle Fanfair.
Using film and conversation, this will be unlike a class and more like a conversation among those of us who really want to understand how systemic racism became embedded into our North American Christian DNA. We will open the Zoom room Thursdays at 7:25 p.m. and opening prayer at 7:30 p.m.
Following the prayer participants will view the video and pause for a few minutes to rest with what stays with us, irks us, saddens or affirms us. We follow that with a conversation and end before 8:30 p.m. Some of what we learn best will come to us in reflections and exercises throughout the week.
This series presumes some basic familiarity with the “how” of those who have systemic racism and is intended for lay adults, older youth, and clergy. For clergy, this offering will fulfill required continuing education in antiracism.
There is no cost to participate. Donations to the Reconciliation Ministry Fund of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will be appreciated as we work to equip the saints for dismantling systemic racism in the Church and in our communities.