‘Striving Toward God’s Beloved Community: Conversations about Race, Privilege and Baltimore’ is a monthly book/discussion group led by Rev. Amy McCullough, which began in the fall of 2019 and meets monthly in the Parlor.
For January 2020, the Beloved Community Conversation group meets at 6:00 pm in the Parlor to gather for a ‘Courageous Conversation about Race’ led by a trained facilitator and enjoy a light supper. All are welcome.
Often this group reads a selected book that addresses one or more of the topics of race and privilege. The goal of reading, sharing and listening is to increase our understanding of our history, our compassion for the diverse stories alive in our midst, and our ability to see Jesus’ face in one another.
The book selection is announced about a month in advance of the gathering, and copies may be borrowed from the church office, 410-433-6650.
Some of the potential titles are:
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Tears we Cannot Stop by Michael Eric Dyson
The Hero’s Fight: African Americans in West Baltimore and the Shadow of the State by Maria Patricia Fernandez-Kelly
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
I’m Still Here: Black Dignity is a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown
White Frailty by Robin DiAngelo
The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates