Engaging the Community for Social Transformation - Session 2
Our webinar series, “Engaging the Community for Social Transformation,” continues on Thursday July 22, from 11 a.m. to noon, Central Daylight Time. In our July session, we will continue to look at best practices for engaging the community as we have conversations about ecumenical work, partnering with other churches, and engaging in conversations around race, social justice, and other impactful work. Our conversation will be with Rev. Dr. Shannon Fleck, Executive Director for Oklahoma Conference of Churches, whose work seeks to promote cooperation, education, unity, and understanding, while moving toward justice and change.
This series offers participants a chance to explore the various ways that congregations are engaging the community and to explore how that looks in their own context and social climate. The effects of racism and the lingering effects of COVID-19 continue to highlight systemic inequality and poverty that are perpetuated by power structures of politics and economics. From access to adequate health care, to financial hardships, to racial injustice – the challenges that we face are daunting and can be overwhelming. But as followers of Christ, we trust in God’s lifegiving good news that is proclaimed in the cross and Resurrection and that makes itself known in tangible ways as lives and communities and creation are transformed to be more like the beloved community. The local church is the vessel through which transformation occurs as the people intentionally work toward building relationships and partner with others along with God in offering tangible acts of love and justice.
The webinar series is offered monthly through the end of the year at 11 a.m. Central Time.
Dates are June 24, July 22, Aug. 19, Sept. 23, Oct. 28, Nov. 18, and Dec. 16.