FAITH & EQUITY

FAITH AND EQUITY INSTITUTE

Faith and Equity Institute is a personal and professional development program designed to equip, empower and move Christ-followers to deepen, lead and model racial equity, diversity and inclusion efforts within their personal and faith-based environments.  This program is rooted in a Christianity framework, however people from all backgrounds and identities, religious or otherwise are welcome.

OFFERINGS:

3 DAY CONFERENCE

Our conference is a place where worship, healing and truth-telling are centered as we explore our spiritual, personal and cultural relationship to race, identity and the Church. A more healed and equipped individual, ministries and church communities will come away emboldened to live in a shared integrity as we walk out our mandate to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with our God.

6 MONTH LEARNING COLLECTIVE

Building upon the formation of a community of spiritual resistance from the Faith and Equity 3 Day conference, monthly follow-ups have been designed to engage ongoing learning and implementation. Each monthly follow-up is designed to develop tools, practices and transformation for the Believers personal and ministerial calling.

Monthly follow-up topics may include:

  • FIRST DECEITS: Exposing the Lie of Christian Purity in Colonization
  • LIVING IN COLOR, LIVING IN FEAR: Unpacking Internalized Oppression and Internalized Supremacy
  • RACE AND EQUITY: Unrecognized Privilege to Equitable Inclusion
  • DE-CENTERING DOMINANT CULTURE IN THE CHURCH: Embracing the Theology of Race and Culture
  • SHALOM AND RACE: Living in Truth and Wholeness Across Difference and Diversity
  • ECCLESIASTICAL REPARATION: Examining a New Model of Reconciliation
Additional elements of F&E monthly collective include:
  • Ongoing learning designed to explore each individual’s personal, cultural and institutional relationship to identity, race and the Church. 
  • Development of an Equity Work Plan and support in the implementation of tools and skills required for one’s personal and ministerial equity journey. 

  • Affinity and Community Circles created to provide ongoing support, community, healing and accountability.

Upcoming Sessions:

Winter Session (special introductory pricing of $400 for both conference and 6-month learning collective)

  • F&E 3-Day Conference, January 25-26 (9am-5pm) and 27th (10am-2pm)
  • 6-Month Learning Collective Follow-Ups: 2/27, 3/27, 4/24, 5/22, 6/26, 7/24 (5:30pm – 9:00pm)

Spring Session (regular pricing of $500 for both conference and 6-month learning collective)

  • F&E 3-Day Conference, April 26 – 27 (9am-5pm) and 28th (10am-2pm) ($200 – conference only cost)
  • 6-Month Learning Collective Follow-Ups: 5/29, 6/19, 7/10, 9/11, 10/23, 11/26 (5:30pm – 9:00pm) ($300 – 6-month learning collective cost)

For more information about the conference and/or monthly collective, please contact: Velynn Brown, Faith & Equity Program Director at velynn@ceipdx.org