September 2017: Racism and the Religions

September 2017 Midday Interfaith Dialogue

Racism and the Religions

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Luther Seminary, Olson Campus Center, Room 10
1490 Fulham St, St Paul, MN 55108 (View Map)
Parking on street or behind Center (Campus map and parking information here)

Charlottesville has made the conversation about racism in America even more urgent. In response, SPIN is pleased to announce the featured speaker: The Rev. Dr. Curtiss DeYoung, the new CEO of the Minnesota Council of Churches. Curtiss has spent his entire ministry confronting racism in practice and in his writing. He will tell his interesting personal story and address where he sees the churches are in the battle to overcome racism and what more needs to be done not only by churches, but by all the religions.

Following his talk there will be two respondents. The first responder is Rachel Babbet Missioner for Community Engagement of is from the Episcopal Church in Minnesota on its decision to move its office to Broadway Avenue in north Minneapolis. The second is Don Samuels. Don has served on the Minneapolis City Council and is a member of the Minneapolis School Board. He is a graduate of Luther Seminary and the husband of Sondra Samuels, the executive director of the Northside Achievement Zone. Don and Sondra live in north Minneapolis.

Free, open to all. (Free will offering) Doors open at 11:15 a.m.; lunch is available in the cafeteria; bag lunches welcome.

Please share this notice with anyone whom you think would be interested in attending the forum.