ELO Webinar: N.T. Wright on Racism, Christians & Leadership

Date(s) - June 24, 2020
9:00 am - 10:00 am

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“Rejecting racism and embracing the diversity of Jesus’ family ought to be as obvious as praying the Lord’s prayer or celebrating the Eucharist or reading the four gospels. It is not just an extra rule that we are supposed to keep. It is constitutive of who we are.” – NT Wright, Senior Research Fellow, Wycliffe Hall

Systemic racism, recently highlighted in police brutality in the case of George Floyd in Minnesota, has ignited massive protests in the US and around the world. Citizens are angered by chronic issues, anchored in racial divides, which are not resolved—and meanwhile, injustice continues. These events have caused deep soul-searching and a desire to create effective change. In these circumstances, how can Christians and their institutions proactively be difference-makers? How to not only respond but to lead? How have churches and Christians contributed to or supported systemic racism?

Join us Wednesday, Jun 24th for a live Q & A with Prof. N T Wright addressing “Racism, Christians & Leadership.” Prof. Wright highlights “what we now call racism is not simply for Christians a failure to obey one or other moral standards such as “love our neighbours as ourselves”. It is deeper than that. It is a failure of vocation. The church of the anointed Jesus was designed from the start to be a worldwide family. God’s new model of human life.” Dr. Rick Goossen and Prof. Wright will engage in a Q & A addressing how Christian leaders can reimagine and practice as Prof Wright says, our glorious vocation; to be in our personal and corporate lives small working models of the ultimate new creation which God has promised.


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