2017 Gathering Program
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
David Roseberry: Introduction
Clifton Warner: Framing the Narrative
Daniel Lizarraga: Shalom
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Albert Thompson: A History of Race in the U.S. and the Church
Most ministries represented in Matthew 25 work among people of color, so we ask the question “What is the correlation between poverty in North America and race?” Professor Albert Thompson gives us the gift of understanding our story as Anglicans in North American who seek to understand the legacy of our history in relation to racial brokenness and healing.
David Hanke: Panel Introduction
Bill Walker: A Sacramental, Anglican Theology of Justice
Dr. Rev. Bill Walker presents a distinctly Anglican Theological Reflection on Justice based on a Sacramental, Eucharistic Theology.
Maralee Gutierrez: How does Cultural Competency catalyze Racial Healing?
Maralee Gutierrez gives us some powerful tools as we missionally think through our cultural and racial narratives that shape us and can build bridges as we grow in self-awareness and awareness of other’s backgrounds and stories. These are cross-cultural skills that missionaries have used for centuries that we can apply to our own national contexts.
Matthew Soerens: Welcoming the Stranger
Matthew Soerens, author of Welcoming the Stranger, offers a Biblical perspective of immigration and refugees as a people grounded in Scripture obeying God’s heart for the “stranger” and addresses the concerns and myths related to our current global challenges.
Erin Clifford: Persevering in our Calling to Work for Justice
Erin Clifford, inspires us with the “big picture,” who we are as God’s people of light in a world of darkness and encourages us to place ourselves in God’s presence in creative ways that allow us to engage in flourishing in our contexts of brokenness and discouragement.