The Multi-Ethnic Church
Thursday June 17, 2021
Session Ten: The Multi-Ethnic Church
Date: June 17, 2021
About: Exploring the ways multiethnic communities can serve as a tool for solidarity and mutuality. Led by Rev. Sandra Maria Van Opstal, Dr. Efrem Smith and Dr. Soong-Chan Rah, each share from their experiences as pastors by addressing the challenges of multiethnic communities. Additionally, understanding key principles and practices grounded in the latest data help with developing healthy thriving multiethnic churches.
Diversity in the United States is rooted in birthrates, not immigration. As the demographics of our society change, what will it mean to raise up effective and innovative leaders in an increasingly diverse society?
Dr. Soong-Chan Rah at TedxNorthPark University
Mestizo Podcast - S2E3 - Decolonizing Multi-Ethnic Churches
Sandra Maria Van Opstal joins the podcast to look at the failure of the multiethnic movement and asks the question "What does a multiethnic/multiracial church look like when whiteness is decentered?"
In 2020 Dr. Russell Jeung launched Stop AAPI, a project of Chinese for Affirmative Action, the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council, and SF State Asian American Studies. It tracks Covid-19 related discrimination in order to develop community resources and policy interventions to fight racism.
Read more about Stop AAPI Hate.
Session Eight: Latina Church - History, Present and Future of the Church in the U.S.
Date: April 15, 2021
Length: 1.15 hr
Organizations to follow and support:
Matthew 25 So Cal - Matthew 25/Mateo 25 (M25) is a network of Christians in immigrant and non-immigrant congregations, community organizations and academic institutions in Southern California who come together to stand with and defend the vulnerable in the name and spirit of Jesus.
Abara - Exists to cultivate opportunities for understanding, serving, and loving across divides through education, encounters, and response.
Session Seven: The Silenced Narrative of Native Americans
Date: March 18, 2021
Length: 1 hr
The Ongoing, Dehumanizing Legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery
Dr. Soong-Chan Rah
Discount Code: WVJUST - 40% off
Mark Charles - The truth behind 'We The People' - the three most misunderstood words in US history. TEDx Talk, about Doctrine of Discovery - (17 min; video)
“Eloheh” (pronounced Ay-luh-hay) is a Cherokee Indian word meaning harmony, wholeness, abundance and peace.
Eloheh Indigenous Center for Earth Justice focuses on developing, implementing and teaching sustainable and regenerative earth practices. While there is an identifiable farm within the almost 10 acres near Yamhill, Oregon, the whole property is considered vital to the farm and as part of the farm. We have created a center that embodies educating mind, soul, and body to fulfill our mission of living in harmony with the land, using North American traditional Indigenous knowledge (TIK), wisdom and practices as a guiding model.
Eloheh Farm & Seeds seeks to be a model of regenerative agricultural, animal husbandry and wild-tending systems that support human needs, while improving the earth and all creation inhabiting the web of life.
Eloheh Indigenous Center for Earth Justice, which includes Eloheh Farm & Seeds, is a 501(c)3 non-profit under the auspices of Eloheh/Eagle’s Wings which began in 1999.
Randy Woodley - Another History
Renee Begay & Lenore Three Stars
Session Six: Gift of the Black Church to Conversations of Justice and Unity
Date: February 18, 2021
Length: 1 hr
Session Five: Race in Early Church History
Date: January 21, 2021
About: Start of the second trimester with view into race and racialization in early church history.
Led by Dr. Soong-Chan Rah, Rev. Sandra Maria Van Opstal and Dr. Efrem Smith with special guest, Dr. Vince Bantu
Be sure to view the second video (24 min) which is a conversation with Dr. Bantu highlighting specific questions from the session and the homework reading, A Multitude of All Peoples
Length: 58 minutes
Survey: First Trimester feedback - take survey
Session Four: Perspectives
Date: December 17, 2020
About: Perspectives - Question & Answer session recapping important topics and questions submitted during the first trimester of learning and community
Led by Dr. Soong-Chan Rah, Rev. Sandra Maria Van Opstal and Dr. Efrem Smith.
Length: 55 minutes
Session Three: Changing the Narrative
Date: November 19, 2020
About: Changing the Narrative - The power of narratives, the false narrative of racial difference, the call to confront and the path forward
Led by Dr. Soong-Chan Rah, Rev. Sandra Maria Van Opstal and Dr. Efrem Smith. Special guest speaker, Pastor David Swanson.
Length: 52 minutes
Session Two: Our Changing Reality
Date: October 15, 2020
About: Our Changing Reality. What do the changing U.S. demographics mean for the U.S. Church?
Led by Dr. Soong-Chan Rah, Rev. Sandra Maria Van Opstal and Dr. Efrem Smith. Special guest speaker, Dr. Michael Emerson.
The Next Evangelicalism 10 Years Later
“White Church” in Decline
The Future “Next Evangelicalism” Leaders
Unique Cross Cultural Role
The Next Evangelical Church
How Should White Evangelicals and Leaders Respond?
People Will Leave The Church
Length: 1.26 hours
Session One: Questions & Challenges: Individual Sin/Corporate Sin
Date: September 17, 2020
About: Questions & Challenges: Individual Sin/Corporate Sin. Is racism and racial injustice a personal issue or structural and systemic?
Led by Dr. Soong-Chan Rah, Rev. Sandra Maria Van Opstal and Dr. Efrem Smith
Date: August 20, 2020
About: Review calendar and syllabus for the first trimester. Hear about the plans for small group discussions, content and upcoming reading list. May We Be One Leadership Team also discusses core values and expectations of the journey
Session Ten: June 17, 2021
Session Eleven: July 15, 2021
Session Twelve: August 19, 2021
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