October CCS Friday – Getting Rid of “Us and Them” in the Church
On Friday, October 28, at noon (Winnipeg time) we hosted an online discussion of the processes of exclusion, marginalization, and structural inequality that are often unexamined in the church—what we call othering—and actions that move towards a church of belonging where there is mutual power, access, and opportunity for all people who share the space. Our special guest was Alcris Limongi, program staff at the Centre for Christian Studies.
Alcris is an ordained United Church minister. Prior to coming to CCS she served as Minister of Pastoral Care at Parkdale United in Ottawa, ON. She has also served the church as Racial Justice, Gender Justice and Sexual Minorities Coordinator for the United Church of Canada’s General Council Offices. In her leadership of Racial Justice training she draws on the principles of “courageous conversation.” She is an educator at heart.
Online conversations to help us all to respond faithfully to emerging issues in local contexts. These workshops are open to anyone who might be interested. Each session will be on a Friday from 12:00 to 1:00 Central (Winnipeg time) and in the form of a Zoom workshop. There will be a presentation that will be recorded for future viewing, plus opportunities to engage with the ideas in small groups.