Reading Group: The Color of Compromise
Monday, August 10, 2020
To Be Determined
To effectively engage our communities, we must come to grips with the history of racism in America and the church’s relationship to it. In this important cultural moment, it is also vital to look to history and the voices of those most impacted by racism.
To facilitate a deeper conversation on this topic, we invite you to join Send Me for a reading group on The Color of Compromise: The Truth About the American Church’s Complicity in Racism, by Jemar Tisby. This will be a challenging and potentially unsettling read, but one Send Me believes is necessary. Now is the time to more directly confront these truths, allowing them to transform us both as individuals, and churches and organizations, so we might experience more of God’s inbreaking Kingdom.
This study will feature three gatherings to discuss the book and its implications for our lives and work:
- Thursday, September 24th, 9:00am-10:30am — discussing chapters 1-4
- Thursday, October 22nd, 9:00am-10:30am – discussing chapters 5-7
- Thursday, November 19th, 9:00-10:30am – discussing chapters 8-11
Additionally, upon registering, participants will be provided access to videos that correspond to each chapter.
· We ask that you only register if you are able to attend all three gatherings. We want to create a safe environment for participants to unpack and process these complicated and heavy issues.
· These gatherings will most likely be held via Zoom, but if we are able to safely and conveniently meet, we may also go that direction. A decision will be made closer to the first gathering.