A Film-Based Dialogue Series on Race and Faith Beginning During Lent

In partnership with St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, we invite you to join us for Sacred Ground, a film-based dialogue series on race and faith, developed by the Episcopal Church. Kathy Woodliff and Rev. Katie Bradshaw will host the live online course which begins the first Friday of Lent and meets every other Friday for six sessions.

“Sacred Ground” is a six-part series built around a powerful online curriculum of documentary film and readings that focus on indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific American histories as they intersect with European American histories.  We ask that you watch and read your assignments before coming to class every other week and make a commitment to attend at least four of the six sessions.  While the course is largely film-based, there are some reading assignments to each session as well. There are two core books assigned to the course: Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman and Waking up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving. The readings are spread out over the length of the course.

Throughout the course we will be building our capacity to learn and grow in love with deep listening and mindful speech. Participants will be invited to offer brief reflections and deep dive into areas of interest. The sessions will be grounded in prayer/meditation and limited to 30 participants.  It is our hope to offer a safe space and provide opportunities for timely conversations about race and faith.  All are welcome.

For further information and a preview to the course please go to episcopalchurch.org/sacred-ground/about
Dates for Sacred Ground:
Every other Friday from March 11- May 20
Sessions are live online 12-1:00 P.M ON ZOOM

For further information or to sign up, please contact Lesley Ratcliff at 601-927-0259 or lesley@northminsterbaptist.org.