We can see the injustice and inequality in our lives and in the world. We are ready to rise up. But how, exactly, do we do this? How does one reconcile? What we need is a clear sense of direction.
Our course, which is based on the SeminaryNow course, will feature reflection on the scriptures, discussion of your experiences, questions, hopes, and concerns, and video segments with Dr. Salter McNeil. We'll also connect you to many additional resources to kickstart your learning and growth in understanding race, racism, and the role of Christians in the pursuit of racial justice.
Rev. Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil guides us through the common topics of discussion and past the bumpy social terrain and political boundaries that will arise. In this course she voices her call to all believers:
"It's time for the followers of Jesus to embark on the prophetic journey that leads to reconciliation and transformation around the world. Many of us may already be aware of the need for reconciliation in our own backyards. . . . We cannot ignore the plight of the people around us and as globalization continues its relentless march onward, we cannot turn a blind eye to the world at large either. We have to face the realities here at home and we must also embrace the stories of people all around the world."
If you are ready to take the next step into unity, wholeness and justice, then this is the course for you.
Our course is based on Brenda's book Roadmap to Reconciliation (InterVarsity Press) available for purchase at Amazon
.Biography: Rev. Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil
Rev. Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil is a dynamic speaker, author, and trailblazer with over twenty-five years of experience in the ministry of racial, ethnic, and gender reconciliation. She was featured as one of the fifty most influential women to watch by Christianity Today in 2012 and is an associate professor of reconciliation studies in the School of Theology at Seattle Pacific University, where she also directs the Reconciliation Studies program.
Salter McNeil was previously the president and founder of Salter McNeil & Associates, a reconciliation organization that provided speaking, training, and consulting to colleges, churches, and faith-based organizations. She also served on the staff of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship for fourteen years as a Multiethnic Ministries Specialist. She is an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Covenant Church and is on the pastoral staff of Quest Church in Seattle.