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.
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.
Winter Session (In Process)
- 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, May 30 – 31 (9am-5pm) and June 1 (10am-2pm) ($200 – conference only cost)
- 6-Month Learning Collective Follow-Ups: 6/19, 7/10, 9/11, 10/23, 11/26, 12/11 (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 firstname.lastname@example.org