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Cries from the Wilderness: A Down to Earth Conversation about Racism and Our Role in Ending It

October 18 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Bishop Barbara J. Collins invites you to a day of conversation with colleagues and friends on October 18, 2017, at Follmer Lutheran Church.   Anyone who watches the news must be wondering what is happening to our nation.  Sometimes it appears we are being torn apart.  What, if anything, is God up to in the midst of it all?  Author and former ELCA pastor and professor, Kelly Fryer, has literally been in the desert for the past five years serving as CEO of YWCA Southern Arizona, whose mission is eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.  Kelly will be with us to share what she has learned in the wilderness and lead us in a tough but necessary conversation about racism, the ways in which it harms all of us and what church leaders can do to end it.

Come with an open mind and a soft heart.  This is a time and place to ask questions, untangle misperceptions, grow in understanding and conspire together to join God’s mission of love and justice.  The day will feature the presentation from Kelly Fryer, as well as time for sharing with one another. Pastors are invited to bring leaders from their congregations to this event. Cost for the day will be $15 per person with discounts for multiple registrations from one congregation.

Registration is available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cries-from-the-wilderness-a-down-to-earth-conversation-tickets-38124362996