Justice Book Study led by Rev. Sandy Johnson
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About the Event
SCVUMC Justice Study Group continues as we watch the General Commission on Religion and Race for the UMC’s presentation, “What is Critical Race Theory and What Christians Should Know” Join us on zoom on Friday, September 10, 2021 at noon (link below). Critical Race Theory (CRT) examines how laws in the United States have built and supported racial inequities. It is an ideological framework that names race as a social construct and asserts racialized inequities in society are fostered by historic and current systemic, institutional, and legal policies and practices. Sign up here for both CRT presentation and book study: https://scvumc.breezechms.com/form/da2c9d1746
Join the next book study, Friday, September 17 at noon on Zoom, when we read and discuss The God Who Sees, by Karen Gonzalez. Description from Amazon:
“Meet people who have fled their homelands. Hagar. Joseph. Ruth. Jesus.
Here is a riveting story of seeking safety in another land. Here is a gripping journey of loss, alienation, and belonging. In The God Who Sees, immigration advocate Karen González recounts her family's migration from the instability of Guatemala to making a new life in Los Angeles and the suburbs of south Florida. In the midst of language barriers, cultural misunderstandings, and the tremendous pressure to assimilate, González encounters Christ through a campus ministry program and begins to follow him.
Here, too, is the sweeping epic of immigrants and refugees in Scripture. Abraham, Hagar, Joseph, Ruth: these intrepid heroes of the faith cross borders and seek refuge. As witnesses to God's liberating power, they name the God they see at work, and they become grafted onto God's family tree.
Find resources for welcoming immigrants in your community and speaking out about an outdated immigration system. Find the power of Jesus, a refugee Savior who calls us to become citizens in a country not of this world.”